Right, this should be up and running. 9 members of Squeaky Wheel belong to the core group and have thus the ability to create content on this website. Other subscribers are Fiona Whero and Axel Wilke from Christchurch in an administrative role.

You can create articles, calendar events, newsletters etc. I have posted some simple instructions for this. Have a snoopy around these pages and enjoy.

Kind regards,

Axel Wilke

May 10, 2008 maxwel READ MORE

Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) chairperson Robert Ibell said "We're pleased to see a strong focus on education, including changes to driver training, and a continued emphasis on speed reduction. However, the Government has backed away from important safety measures like banning cellphone use while driving, lowering the blood alcohol limit, and reducing motor vehicle numbers."

"Cyclists are particularly vulnerable when drivers are distracted by their cellphones. Every cyclist has stories of 'near misses' with cars or trucks, and for some people those incidents are enough to put...

April 24, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE

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April 23, 2008 jonathan READ MORE

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The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) announces the launch of a media guide to cycling in New Zealand. The one-page guide is designed to give media a brief, factual overview of cycling to help ensure accurate reporting.

There are a number of myths and misperceptions of cycling, and unfortunately media often relay these unintentionally - see Cycling Facts and Fiction.

CAN’s view is that cycling is popular, safe, responsible and contributes actively to community well-being. We realise this is a pro-cycling view, but we also do our best to be well-informed. So we invite the media to...

April 10, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE

Biking to Work is good for you:

better health - regular exercise brings major health benefits (cycling 7 km a day reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by 50%; regular cyclists enjoy a fitness level equivalent to being 10 years younger) save time - cycling can be the fastest & most predictable way to work - no traffic jams or timetables save money - no parking fees, low running costs convenient - no parking hassles, combines exercise with getting to work

Biking to Work is good for the environment:

the bike is energy and space efficient the bike is non-polluting


March 13, 2008 can-editor READ MORE

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March 10, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE

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March 10, 2008 Anonymous READ MORE

Three provisional policies have been up on the CAN website ( for review and public comment since October last year. They are:  Compulsory Third Party Insurance
Health and Fitness
Speed Tolerance Reduction
 The closing date for comments is the 29th February. Please send any comments to the CAN policy co-ordinator, Graeme Lindup (email: In March the policies will go through a final review process in the light of any comments received and once adopted by the CAN exec, will be posted up on the CAN website as CAN policy. They will undergo...

March 4, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE

This year, Bike Wise Week will run from Saturday 23 February to Sunday 2 March 2008.

The nationwide campaign, managed by Land Transport New Zealand, with the support of the Ministry of Health, aims to encourage cycling for both transport and recreation.

Bike Wise Week is comprised of three main events:

Go By Bike Day (Wed 27 February)
Mayoral Challenge (Sats/Suns Sat 16 Feb to Sun 2 March)
Bike Wise Battle (Mon 18 February to Sun 2 March)
 For more information, go to .

March 4, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE

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February 28, 2008 jonathan READ MORE

Most of my experience as one of the lobbied has of course been as a member of Parliament. But I'm sure the key points to make about lobbying are pretty much universal, whether we're talking about local politicians, local or national government officials, other relevant organisations, or even to some degree the media.

Probably the simplest and most useful way to approach the topic is to look at what is good effective lobbying.

The first point to make is don't assume that the person you're lobbying knows nearly as much about the subject as you do. And don't assume that some of...

January 9, 2008 jonathan READ MORE

Rotorua bosses may have to provide showers and cycle racks and subsidise workers' bus fares if a new transport strategy takes off.

Employers will be encouraged to promote alternative transport to reduce the number of cars on local roads. Encouraging cycling, walking and greater use of public transport into the city are among a range of innovative plans the Rotorua District Council has outlined in its Rotorua Transport Demand Management strategy.

The council developed the strategy as a requirement of the Land Transport Management Act 2003 which requires regions to...

January 8, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE

The Cycling Advocates’ Network (CAN) is saddened by the death of Christchurch City Councillor and former paralympian Graham Condon in a cycling accident in suburban Christchurch last Saturday. The driver of the car striking Councillor Condon was 15 years old and appears to have lost control of her car.

CAN proposes young people should not be eligible for a learner licence until the age of 16, and a full licence till the age of 19. All driver licence training and testing should cover respect for and correct behaviour around cyclists. In accidents involving cyclists, any legal...

December 19, 2007 jonathan READ MORE

Members of the Green party and Christchurch cycle advocacy group SPOKES will be giving away "Free Fuel" at an inner-city intersection this Friday, to mark World Car Free Day. Barron

The group will be handing out freshly-cooked toast to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians at the busy inner city intersection of Lichfield and Manchester Streets, along with information leaflets stating that "Toast Is Fuel!” and outlining the benefits of toast compared with petrol.

Greens spokesperson and SPOKES chair Paul de Spa says that conversion to toast can save motorists a lot...

December 19, 2007 jonathan READ MORE

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December 18, 2007 jonathan READ MORE

Winners in the SPARC Cycle-Friendly Awards 2007 have been announced today. Out of fourty-seven nominations the winners are as follows:


Avanti Award for Best Cycle Facility Project: Transit NZ for Basin Reserve Cycle/Pedestrian Crossings   Land Transport NZ Award for Best Cycling Promotion: Massey University PR Team for On Ya Bike   Land Transport NZ Award for Cycle-Friendly Commitment by Business: MWH New Zealand Ltd for Green Kilometres on “pool” bikes   ViaStrada Award for Cycle-Friendly Commitment by a Public Organisation: Nelson City Council for Nelson City Council...

November 2, 2007 cymbalista READ MORE