“Being Cycle Aware” is a half-day road safety workshop, which aims to give participants an understanding of the issues that face cyclists every day. It has classroom and practical aspects. The workshop consists of the experience of cycling in “real” road conditions guided by an experienced cyclist, and follow up discussion/feedback to review those experiences.
We strongly believe that what we have developed to date is an effective vehicle for presenting cycling road-safety issues. We have packaged the Workshop into a kit, and encourage other groups to use the material...
Biking is fun. Are you thinking about getting a bike for travelling to work, for weekend rides, or for your kids?
Bike shops are expert at helping you find a bike that's right for you and have qualified mechanics and sales support. Buying second-hand can be fine - just make sure it's comfortable and safe.
Fit the bike to you
The frame size must be right. There should be at least 12cm between your crotch and the cross bar when you straddle a mountain bike, and 3cm or more for other bikes. For maximum comfort and performance, your leg should be...
CAW's survey of Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council candidates
CAW members (David, Jane, Stephen and Patrick) went riding with police and council staff this morning. We run an annual Police / Council cycle training day. There were about 40 people there.
This year we started at 8am and cycled for about an hour from Karori, Johnsonville and Kilbirnie, and through town. Then we discussed some of the issues facing cyclists in city traffic. We pretty quickly figured out that cyclists sometimes have to choose between what is legal, what is practical and what is safe...
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Cycle Aware Wellington has been concerned about the hazards posed by sump gratings on Wellington roads. The standard pattern parallel grating is liable to trap bicycle tires and cause accidents. Some sump gratings are sunken below the road surface, creating a hazardous hole. Many gratings are located at points where traffic forces cyclists into the edge of the road and it is difficult to avoid riding into the sump. In addition, there are gratings which are broken, and pose a hazard to small cars and children, let alone bicycles!
In September and October CAW canvassed...
To commemorate and honour the lives of the riders killed on 19 June.
A video of the ride is now available.
Check out these bike buses leaving from various parts of Wellington each morning.
Bike To Work Day celebrates 10 th birthday
Hundreds of Wellington cyclists will converge on Civic Square on 1 March to celebrate ten years of Bike to Work Day in the capital.
The event, jointly organised by Cycle Aware Wellington (CAW) and Wellington City Council, will see cyclists tucking into a special themed birthday cake. They will also enjoy a free breakfast, free bike checks, giveaways, prizes, entertainment and guest speakers from 7:00 until 9:00 am.
Bike To Work Day aims to celebrate cycling as a great way to...
Regional cycling group Cycle Aware Wellington is unhappy that new rolling stock for the Wairarapa service stock unveiled yesterday does not provide proper facilities for carrying bicycles, despite earlier representations to Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Cycle Aware member, Paul Bruce, said that he was one of a number of people to discover that storage space on the new Wairarapa train carriages arriving in the Capital yesterday did not contain any special facilities for bicycles, in spite of a special mention in a Greater Wellington Regional Council flier. A space is...
A route on the seaward side of the rail line is the best way for cyclists and walkers to get between Petone and Wellington, say cyclists.
Cycle Aware Wellington spokesperson Alastair Smith says, "We welcome initiatives from Transit NZ and local authorities to address the immediate problems but a long-term solution is needed."
"As fuel prices rise, more cyclists want to commute between the Hutt and Wellington, but are discouraged by the lack of a safe route."
A seaside route would be a vital link in the Great Harbour Way - a proposed cycling and walking route...
Finalists in the Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008 have been announced today.
Finalists in the Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008 have been announced today, in no particular order, as follows:
Avanti Award for Best Cycle Facility Project:North Shore City Council for Lake Road, Devonport - Takapuna Cyclelane New Plymouth District Council for Foreshore Coastal Pathway NZTA, Nelson for Atawhai Off-road shared cycleway...
When: Tuesday 9 September 2008
Where: Bowen House, Wellington,
Who: Peter Brown, Deputy Leader, NZ First; Jane Dawson & Robert Ibell, CAN
NZ First has not yet finalised its transport policy. Peter Brown was clear that NZ First supports more investment in roads but said the party recognises that roads are also used by cyclists and saw the need for a mix of transport modes. He was open to the idea of making this clear in their transport policy.
Peter said several times that they see their role as a support party, but one that has the ability to...
a list of BUGs
Bicycle User Groups
"Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) by their nature, are diverse creatures. They have different habitats and thrive on different nutrients. Despite this, they have a common ground -- the love of the bicycle."
Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) are formed by people who want to work together to improve facilities for cyclists and encourage cycling. Many BUGs are workplace based: we all have gripes about inadequate racks, lack of showers and how to get others out of their cars and into the saddle, but we may not know how to change things...
to Greater Wellington proposed 2008/09 Annual Plan
Aware Wellington (CAW)
is Cycle Aware Wellington?
are a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving
conditions for existing cyclists and encouraging more people to bike
more often. We are the local advocacy group for cyclists who use
their bikes as a means of transport. Since our...
6th September 2008
Being the news and views letter of Cycle Aware Wellington.Important submissions to complete
There are two very important policies concerning cycling in the Wellington area needing submissions over the next couple of weeks. These needn't be long - in fact they are more likely to make an impact if concise, perhaps two or three pages long at the most. There are sample submissions on our website, or you can always contact any of the...
The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) has presented a 3,500-signature cycle safety petition to the Ministers of Transport, Police and Road Safety.
The petition was started in response to the tragic deaths of Des Eyre and Steve Fitzgerald on Wellington's roads in July 2008. The petition calls for urgent cycling safety improvements through better planning, funding, roading project...