"An urban myth has taken hold in some parts of Wellington that bike lanes are bad for business. It happened in Island Bay and it’s happening again in Newtown." - source Dominion Post, 2022.
The opposite is true.
An analysis of more than a dozen studies looking at the impact of improved cycling and pedestrian infrastructure on business shows a largely positive impact on earnings.
In some cases, there was no impact on business, but in the majority of cases from more than three dozen cities, earnings increased after the introduction of cycling lanes and removal of street parking.
CAN vigourously advocates for safe and pleasant streets, with protected bike lanes on busy streets, and traffic calming such as 30 kmh speeds on quieter streets.