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19
Jul

Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) are petitioning the Ministers of Transport, Police and Road Safety to urgently implement proposed plans to make cycling safer. Its petition includes a 9-point plan for improving cycle safety.

The petition is prompted by the recent deaths in Wellington of Des Eyre and Steve Fitzgerald.

Spokesperson Stephen McKernon says, 'cyclists in the Wellington area have advocated for decades to improve the roads on which these cyclists died. Their deaths highlight the urgency of improving road safety for cyclists'.

McKernon says, 'the Government...

July 19, 2008 Scorcher READ MORE
15
Jul

Check out http://greatdividekiwi.blogspot.com/

Bloody good show, Simon.

July 15, 2008 ribell READ MORE
11
Jul

Covers induced traffic, congestion, public transport and transport policy.

Why not cycleways?

It has been an interesting week in the world of New Zealand transport. Firstly, we have the government launching Kiwirail. The day after we hear that peak traffic has gone down by 20% in Wellington, we assume as a result of the recent rises in fuel price. We know that in Christchurch bus patronage is up and anecdotal evidence suggests a decrease in traffic volumes and an increase in cycling. From the perspective of a sustainable transport system, the future is looking...

July 11, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
9
Jul

Cyclist fatalities show need for better infrastructure and motorist behaviour

After two cyclists were killed yesterday, the national organisation for everyday cyclists is calling for urgent improvements in roading design and motorist behaviour.

Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) chairperson Robert Ibell said that the deaths of two cyclists in the Wellington region show that central and local government are not moving fast enough to make roads safer for cycling.

A car door carelessly opened into the path of a 61 year old cyclist in Upper Hutt...

July 9, 2008 ribell READ MORE
3
Jul

Hi all
Please use this page to send your comments about the submission. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to leave your comments.

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Andre

Submission to Greater Wellington Regional Council
NGAURANGA TO WELLINGTON AIRPORT DRAFT CORRIDOR PLAN
Cycle Aware...

July 3, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
28
Jun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utb7HtCLmRk

June 28, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
28
Jun

More than 500,000 journeys per day are undertaken by bicycle in London. There has been a 91 per cent increase in the number of people cycling on London's major roads since Transport for London (TfL) was created in 2000. To continue to support the huge rise in the popularity of cycling in the Capital, the Mayor Boris Johnson and TfL are investing a further £55m in cycling this year - up from £36m last year, and a ten-fold increase on the £5.5m spent on cycling in 2000. The London Travel Report shows that two per cent of all journeys made in the Capital are now made by bicycle. The above...

June 28, 2008 maxwel READ MORE
27
Jun

Wellington cyclists are calling for increased investment in cycling facilities, education and promotion to provide a viable alternative to driving, meet the City Council's climate change goals, and help solve traffic congestion.

As petrol crosses the $2 mark people are looking for alternatives to driving.

Advocacy group Cycle Aware Wellington (CAW) made the call in their submission to the Draft Annual Plan this week.

CAW chair Illona Keenan says that as fuel prices rise, cycling grows in popularity and the City Council should up its investment to match cyclists' needs...

June 27, 2008 caw-editor READ MORE
24
Jun

NASA has discovered tracks on the moon. (test content)

June 24, 2008 can-editor READ MORE
20
Jun

I'm somewhat paranoid about e-mail addresses being published in articles. Even if the article has a restricted audience, I still wouldn't like to see those addresses being published, as another user may decide to allow anonymous access.

As a general rule, can I thus suggest that we don't publish e-mail addresses on the family of CAN websites? At the very least, I don't want to see my address published anywhere.

The way we should be handling this is through contact forms. 

We may well have to expand the list of available contact in the contact forms. 

June 20, 2008 maxwel READ MORE
19
Jun

After two cyclists were killed today, the national organisation for everyday cyclists is calling for urgent improvements in roading design and motorist behaviour.

Cyclist fatalities show need for better infrastructure and motorist behaviour After two cyclists were killed today, the national organisation for everyday cyclists is calling for urgent improvements in roading design and motorist behaviour.

Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) chairperson Robert Ibell said tonight that the deaths of two cyclists in the Wellington region show that central and local government are not...

June 19, 2008 ribell READ MORE
19
Jun

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19
Jun

9:55AM Thursday June 19, 2008 A person is dead after a fatal traffic accident outside St Patrick's College in Upper Hutt. Sergeant Bruce Mackay said details of what happened are not clear at this stage and emergency services are at the scene. Mr Mackay said both lanes on Fergusson Drive have been closed and drivers can expect delays. He said diversions have been put in place. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10517229&r...

June 19, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
19
Jun

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18
Jun

Target 1 The Annual Land Transport Road Safety Report and Residential Satisfaction Survey show a reduction in the number of reported cycle crashes and an improvement is shown in the perception of safety [end of targets] border=1> What is the Council's position on cycle safety in the city? Policy 1.1 Every opportunity to make the city as safe as possible for cyclists must be explored
Policy 1.2 Cycle friendly traffic-calming measures will be implemented as required to moderate motorists speeds How will council do this? Proposed Actions 1.1 Adopt best practice...

June 18, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
18
Jun

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June 18, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
18
Jun

The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) welcomes the release of a discussion document proposing compulsory third party insurance for all motorists. The document was released today by Minister of Transport Safety Harry Duynhoven. CAN policy includes support for the introduction of compulsory third party insurance.

CAN spokesperson Axel Wilke says, 'CAN believes we should have compulsory third party insurance to provide for property damage. We also believe the ACC motor vehicle account funding should be restructured so the flat levy is...

June 18, 2008 Scorcher READ MORE
17
Jun

Presented to the Wellington City Council Strategy and Policy Committee meeting on June 18th 2008.

PLease let me know what you think about this document. Are there any issues you would like to include in this submission? Please leave your comments. To leave your comments, scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the comments form. Your comments will be available to everyone, for viewing and discussion.


Submission to Wellington City...

June 17, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
10
Jun

A sustainability theme runs through many of the submissions to the Timaru District Council's annual plan. The council will consider submissions on the plan on Tuesday, and among the 48 received are a number raising the issues of rising fuel prices, alternatives to electricity, and energy efficiency. Submitters have asked the council to reduce or eliminate the building consent cost of installing a solar water heating unit, encourage wise use of water resources, and consider alternative means of transport such as rail and cycling. Smart Energy Ltd suggests the council follows the lead of...

June 10, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
10
Jun

second teaser test teste

June 10, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE