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5
Sep

Ever glance enviously at the cyclists whizzing past while you're stuck in traffic? Joining 'em is easy -- and it doesn't have to involve full-body spandex.

The health benefits of biking to work are plenty, from helmet hair a svelte physique to breathing fewer air pollutants than those stuck in cars. Regular bikers live longer and are less likely to get depressed than non-bikers, boasts the Chelsea Green Guide on biking to work. And with fuel prices showing no sign of coming down, you can save serious bling on gas -- plus, there's that teeny detail of cutting your carbon emissions...

September 5, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep

WCC are planning to make Wilson St (north of Coromandel St in Newtown) a cycle friendly route that will be an alternative to Coromandel St (primarily for east-bound, uphill travel). The attached PDF shows the proposed changes. They're also looking at changes in  the bit connecting Daniell St to Riddiford. Comments to Stuart.Bullen@wcc.govt.nz please

September 5, 2008 AlastairS READ MORE
5
Sep

Squeaky Wheel Cycling Project list for the TDC LTCCP

 

Timaru Urban Projects List

- to take cyclists off the Hilton Highway carriageway by creating the shared pathway proposed in the Active Transport Strategy (Page 11, Plan Ref. 34).
- the shared pathway construction in Old North Road.

Counting Cycling and Walking

- The Active Transport Strategy (2006) under "District Wide" section notes "Investigate suitable options for counting cyclists and pedestrians".
- TDC to implement a programme of...

September 5, 2008 Jon Harris READ MORE
4
Sep

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September 4, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
4
Sep

Hello there

I am very pleased to be able to tell you that a panel of judges has shortlisted the Cycling Advocates' Network
 for the New Zealand Open Source Awards 2008 (www.nzosa.org.nz) with the citation:

Finalist : Open Source Use for Community Organisations

Cycling Advocates' Network
for community advocacy through open source

We very much hope you and your colleagues will be able to attend the Awards event on 5.30-10pm Wed 24th September at the Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington.

If you are not able to get to...

September 4, 2008 adrian READ MORE
3
Sep

SW Meeting Minutes Tuesday September 2nd 08 (5.30-7pm)

Present: Wendy Whiting, Ron Paulin, Jon Harris, Liz Cutler, Fiona Whero, Daniel Naude

1. Bike Stands

Q) Where are we at with response from TDC?

-Jon sent letter to TDC Staff (Andrew, Simon, and Daniel)

-TDC discussed this and will investigate installing Sheffield Bike Stands [cost estimate based on CCC: $10,000 for 100 bikes (50 stands) = $200/stand]

-SW suggested numbers of initial stands (when demand...

September 3, 2008 Fiona READ MORE
3
Sep

Find out who is writing an individual submission, and what it is about. If you want to share with others what your submission is about, please leave a comment.

Find out about the issues that matter most to you, and discuss those with other people who share your concern.

Here you have a list of issues that people are submitting on. To upload a copy of your submission, please open an account, and create an article. If you don't know how to do it, send email to andrecymb@yahoo.com.

General Issues:

Robin Edgely (for a policy to lead from a firm cycling plan that...

September 3, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
2
Sep

The latest e-newsletter from the OCVS is attached as a Word file for your interest.

Stories in this issue include:

01: International non-profit sector comparative report highlights NZ’s unique aspects.

02: History of the Non-Profit Sector in NZ published.

03: Lester Salamon from Johns Hopkins University visits NZ.

04: Enrol now for Good Practice in Action seminar in September.

05: Order your free printed copy of Keeping it Legal.

06: Tax bill introduced.

07: Guidance on impartiality and the...

September 2, 2008 ribell READ MORE
1
Sep

The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) says fuel price hikes are inevitable over the foreseeable future, so motorists need to get used to them, or drive less.

 

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September 1, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
1
Sep

Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) has appointed well-known cycling advocate and author Patrick Morgan as manager of its Networking Project team.

 

CAN Chairperson Robert Ibell comments, ‘we have been fortunate in attracting very talented people to CAN. Patrick’s expertise as an advocate, communications professional, project manager and cycling trainer makes him especially well-suited to leading the Networking Project team. A high level of self-motivation and a range of practical skills are required, all of which have been demonstrated through his professional and personal...

September 1, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
1
Sep

Treat yourself and enjoy these wonderful photos and commentary of Park Ave, New York, closed to motor vehicles.

From the official media release:

New York City Department Of Transport and our partners are proud to present Summer Streets. We will temporarily close Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park to motor vehicles and open it up to people on three consecutive Saturdays in August (August 9, 16, & 23).

September 1, 2008 maxwel READ MORE
30
Aug

Join the conversation, get informed: participate in the new Discussion Forum. To create a new thread, or to reply to an existing one, you will need to open an user account.

August 30, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
28
Aug

The 2008–09 funding round is now open for the Walking and Cycling Micro-Fund. Start on your application now!
The Walking and Cycling Micro-Fund is run jointly by Living Streets Aotearoa and Cycling Advocates’ Network.
The Fund provides opportunities for organisations to apply for funding of up to $1000 towards events, promotions and initiatives which promote walking and cycling as a transport option for short trips. The New Zealand Transport Agency provides the funding.
Closing date: 17 October 2008
Download the attached Walking and Cycling Micro-Fund guide
...

August 28, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
27
Aug

This is a Test Article Promoted to Home Page. It is also Sticky at the top. This means that it will be displayed in one of the first three slots for news in the Home Page. It will also be included in the list of home page news, wich will be available form the url http://cms.can.org.nz/homepagenews . It will remain on the home page until "Sticky at the top" is unchecked.

August 27, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
27
Aug

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22
Aug

Dan Burden (http://www.walkable.org/) lobbies for cities to be more walking/cycle friendly. (duration: 21′49″)
Dan was keynote speaker at Living Streets' recent conference.
Follow the link to hear the interview.

August 22, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
22
Aug

Junior Road Bunch Ride
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Every Sunday morning at 9.00am we meet outside Freyburg Pool, Oriental Bay.
Suitable for 11-19yr olds & parents are welcome to ride too.
Bunch rides are easy and we teach training techniques, such as road safety, bike handling and bunch etiquette.
At least one adult is present on every ride.
This bunch ride will continue until Track training starts in September.
The ride is automatically cancelled if raining.
Gary Gibson 021 173 4406
mailto:getgazza@ihug.co.nz
(copied from PNP...

August 22, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
22
Aug

National cycling organisation Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) today called for the Government to boost funding for cycling. CAN Secretary Robert Ibell said the Government�s announcement of an extra $27 million of state funding for public transport showed a commitment on the part of Government to boost alternatives to private motor vehicle use. CAN wants similar attention to be paid to the use of bicycles as a means of transport.

CAN noted that figures from the last census suggest that the same number of New Zealanders bike to work as take the train or bus. �Despite the existence...

August 22, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
21
Aug

The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) is surprised by the approach taken by
the Automobile Association over child cyclists.

"The AA has chosen to go down the road of removing the children rather than
removing the danger," said CAN spokesperson Robert Ibell. "There are many
approaches that could be taken, such as having 30km/hr speed limits in
residential areas and around schools. And making safe cycling training a
core part of the school curriculum would ensure that children knew how to
control their bikes and how to behave in traffic. There are...

August 21, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE