News

10
Sep

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is currently consulting on amendments to the Road User Rule. CAN is preparing a submission on this important legal document, as it affects cycling in many ways.

You are welcome to contribute to the development of our submission. Please refer to our draft submissions page for more details.

September 10, 2008 maxwel READ MORE
9
Sep

This is the draft submission to the WCC Draft Cycling Policy.

We are using Google Docs to write the document. To view the current version, click on the following link:

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddcptvd8_27grzmmwg7

If you wish to make a contribution to this work in progress, you are welcome:

1. If your contribution is limited to just one or a few aspects of the submission, please leave a comment here in this page, using the comments form.

2. If you feel that you have lots to say, or if you would like to review the policy with your own hands, please join...

September 9, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
8
Sep

Using Google Maps

Below are some notes on how to create a google map of cycle hotspots in your area. It's an easy and effective way of gathering data from many cyclists, and can be a useful resource when talking to your council about what's needed for cycling in your town.

 

Getting Started

If you don't have one already, create a gmail account. Go to the link below and follow the instructions http://...

September 8, 2008 anne@can.org.nz READ MORE
8
Sep

Petition to: Hon Annette King, Minister of Transport & Minister of Police; and Hon Harry Duynhoven, Minister of Road Safety, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand

Recent cyclist fatalities in New Zealand have shown that we need better infrastructure and behaviour on our roads.

I support the Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) 9-Point Plan for Cycle Safety.

I want to see New Zealand's national and local government do the following things in the next two years:

1. Run a national Share the Road promotional campaign telling...

September 8, 2008 Scorcher READ MORE
8
Sep

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September 8, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
8
Sep

PROPOSED LAND TRANSPORT RULE: Road User Amendment [2009]

I am writing to let you know that the yellow draft of Land Transport (Road User) Rule [2009] (Rule 61001/4) is available for public comment.

This proposed amendment Rule will amend Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 which sets out requirements for the safe and efficient use of roads by road users (ie driver, riders, passengers, pedestrians and those leading or driving animals).

The most significant change proposed in the amendment Rule addresses the risks to...

September 8, 2008 adrian READ MORE
7
Sep

"Managing transport challenges when oil prices rise" is the title of a recent research report, published by the NZ Transport Agency. You'll find that some very bold statements are contained within the report that challenge the conventional thinking of many transport planners.

Here are a few examples:

Travel and land use have not historically been effectively managed or priced. This has led to structural imbalances that have subsidised private vehicle trips. Current legislative requirements for public consultation may reduce the ability of government agencies...

September 7, 2008 maxwel READ MORE
5
Sep

Subject: Developing Transport
Solutions for Regional Economic Development

 

Gil Penalosa is coming to New Zealand.

Gil is an internationally renowned expert on alternative transport who has achieved tremendous results overseas, changing the way cities are planned and communities
interact.

He will be sharing his experiences and revealing how a simple change in behaviour, resulted in incredible changes in attitude, happiness and health for citizens of Bogota,
Ottawa and Paris. He is both inspiring and educational.

The New Zealand...

September 5, 2008 Fiona READ MORE
5
Sep

Below is a suggested draft list of Cycling Projects to put to ECan based on the SW Annual Plan Submission to ECan. I might be able to set up a meeting later this year (October?) in Timaru to meet with the Transport Planning section in ECan. Alternatively, SW might like to write to ECan, instead or as well?

1. ECan require all buses in Timaru to carry bike racks if the NZ Transport Agency grants exemptions to buses to enable them to legally do this (still waiting for this). What do people think of this? Would bus patronage/cyclist use warrant this, or would it be better to...

September 5, 2008 Fiona READ MORE
5
Sep

Cycle Action Auckland Inc, 52 Hepburn St, Freemans Bay

Post Office Box 91-301, AUCKLAND

Ph 09 378 0953 www.caa.org.nz

 

Safe and pleasant cycling with the three P's...

Provision, Promotion and Policy

According to the ARC's Community Perception's Survey only 1% of Aucklanders find cycling "always safe". The key reasons for this are: too many vehicles, speed limits...

September 5, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep


Gil Penalosa is coming to New
Zealand.

Gil (http://walkandbikeforlife.org/) is an internationally renowned expert
on alternative transport who has achieved tremendous results
overseas, changing the way cities are planned and communities
interact.

He will be sharing his experiences and
revealing how a simple change in behaviour, resulted in incredible changes
in attitude, happiness and health for citizens of Bogota,
Ottawa and Paris. He is both inspiring and
educational.

The New Zealand Transport Agency...

September 5, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep

Submission to Wellington City Council
on the Safer Roads Newtown and Berhampore Proposal

Submitted by Cycle Aware Wellington, PO Box 27-120, Wellington 6141
tel: 04 972 2552
email: info@caw.org.nz

About CAW
Cycle Aware Wellington (CAW) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving conditionsfor cyclists and encouraging more people to bike more often. CAW is Wellington's advocacy group forcyclists, with more than 100 members and 700 people we are in regular contact with. CAW representspeople who use...

September 5, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep

Submission to Wellington City Council

Safer Roads Newtown and Berhampore Proposal

14 July 2008

Submitted by Patrick Morgan

Reducing crashes

The best ways to reduce the number and severity of road crashes are to

reduce the volume of traffic, and

reduce the speed of traffic.

 

Mode shift as a result of rising fuel prices and climate change concerns is helping to achieve number 1. Travel demand management programmes will also help.

A...

September 5, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep

Submission
to Wellington City Council on the

Safer Roads Newtown and Berhampore
Proposal

 

Submitted by Jane Dawson, July 2008

 

Speed
limits

The proposals for 40 km/h areas are
good, but need to go further.

I would prefer to see them reduced to
30 km/h on the non-arterial routes plus the main shopping area on
Riddiford St, with the arterials set at 40 km/h.

Constable Street should be reduced to
40 km/h, and the phasing of the new lights should be set to encourage
that...

September 5, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
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