Cycle Action Waiheke

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Join us and make Waiheke a better place to bike.
Tony King Turner, , tel 09-372-7821


Bid for NZ Cycle Trail

Bikeability cycle training, May 2010

Santa parade with Frocks on Bikes, Dec 2009

Presentation on cycling issues to Waiheke Rotary Club

Campaigns for upgrades to Waiheke roads to include cycling facilities, reduce speed and create safer cycling conditions.

Memos to ACC roading engineer on Miami Parade cycle lane upgrade, Tahi Rd upgrade, Ocean View Rd, Owhanake carpark to Morra Hall.

Successfully nominated Fullers for CAN Cycle Friendly Business Award 2009. This led to major support from Fullers for the NZ Cycle Trail bid.

Fullers has decided to proceed with a cycle map of Waiheke, partly thanks to CAW lobbying.

Co-hosted with CC the Waiheke Think Tank in Mar 2010, a strategy workshop of cycling advocates.

Campaign for permanent closure of Esplanade coastal road to vehicular traffic.

See below for details of the Car-free Esplanade day, including temporary road closure, which CAW organised to demonstrate and publicise community support for this campaign.

Bike Repair Workshop – CAW held a stall at the Ostend market and Blackpool car boot sale, doing free bike repairs and giving out information

Car Free Esplanade Day – successful event attracting 400 people and 6 horses to walk and cycle along the Esplanade coastal road. Organisation of coastal road closure with council, including Traffic Management Plan and liaison with other community groups including walking and horse groups.

Bought 3 cycle racks with Waiheke Community Board grant, these were installed at Onetangi Beach.

Attended Beach Parade urban design workshop with David Engwicht.

Attended CAN Do, Nov 2009

Campaigned at Te Hurihi School Board of Trustees elections on an active transport platform

Cycling advocacy group for Waiheke Island

Latest Activity

Posted on 23 September, 2015 - 10:31 by Patrick
Cyclists urged to light up on dim morningsEarly morning cyclists need to make sure they are well lit, say cycling advocates.
Posted on 7 April, 2014 - 13:38 by Dirk
NZ Transport Agency 2014 Cycle Friendly Awards** 2014 Finalists now announced! **** 2014 Winners now announced! ** NZ Transport Agency has joined with CAN to support cycling in NZ 2WALKandCYCLE ConferenceNelson is host to the 2 WalkandCycle Conference of which the  Cycle Friendly Awards ceremony is a highlight. This year's bumper crop of nominations features the best efforts of government, business, local groups, and individuals to make cycling an attractive option. This year's awards are held in conjunction with Living Streets Aotearoa's famed Golden Foot Awards. Celebrating walking as the activity each of us does daily the awards recognize best efforts nationwide. 2WALKandCYCLE Conference - Communities on the Move Supporting the Conference theme of "Communities on the move" the thirty awards finalists show case real world examples of how cycling contributes to creating communities where people walk and cycle. Nelson with its 10% walking and 9% cycling modal share is a leading city in making cycling and walking friendly communities. Nelson shows what is possible. Like our finalists learn how to help your local authority to understand that walking and cycling: improve economic development, public health, and the environment promote community well-being enhance quality of life at the personal levelThe award categories offer real world examples of what is being done in New Zealand to let people make the travel mode choices that suit their needs. Whatever your role or interest in furthering active transport you will find opportunities to learn and share from the diversity of people and initiatives represented.  Award categories:  1 ViaStrada Cycle Friendly Commitment by a Public Organisation 2 CAN Best Cycle Facility Project 3 CAN Best Cycling Promotion  4 CAN Cycle Friendly Commitment by a Business  5 CAN Cycle Champion  6 And the Special Auckland Transport Best Walking and Cycling Project Award The Cycle Friendly Awards devised by the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) in 2003 acknowledge and celebrate notable achievements promoting cycling and cycle-friendly communities. Join with transport decision makers, advocates and other professionals at the 2WalkandCycle Conference 29-31 October. Learn more and register at
Posted on 21 November, 2013 - 17:07 by Patrick
At CAN we're united by our love of cycling. Our objective is more people cycling more often.
Posted on 5 November, 2013 - 17:07 by Patrick
CAN Aims: Cycling is an everyday actvity in NZ
Posted on 1 November, 2013 - 11:59 by Patrick
4 SEP 2013 - A national conference boosting the profile of cycling and walking is on its way to Nelson.
Posted on 24 October, 2013 - 14:36 by Patrick
Posted on 6 August, 2013 - 11:50 by Patrick
Council elections in September and October present a once-in-3-years opportunity to achieve more bike-friendly cities and towns.
Posted on 19 February, 2013 - 11:53 by Graeme
Posted on 29 November, 2012 - 21:53 by Cycleactionwaiheke
Find here the report provided to the Waiheke Local Board and Auckland Transport highlighting the worst pinch point, near miss blackspots on Waiheke Island.   Tom Ransom
Posted on 29 November, 2012 - 21:44 by Cycleactionwaiheke
Find here the requst for service to AT I have made about my local road after it recieved centre line painting from Auckland Transport.   Tom Ransom
Posted on 12 November, 2012 - 15:04 by Patrick
Full submission attached as pdf below.
Posted on 9 October, 2012 - 09:35 by Cycleactionwaiheke
Click the attachment to see CAWs suggestions to the Waiheke Local Board and AT on a "Self Explaining Roads" paint treatment for Titoki Rd.
Posted on 4 September, 2012 - 12:08 by Patrick
Cycling Advocates' Network appeal
Posted on 28 June, 2012 - 17:14 by Graeme
. Report to go to NZTA for the Safer Cycling Programme   Attached is the report as issued to NZTA Thursday 19th July.  
Posted on 10 April, 2012 - 21:09 by Graeme
.Notice of a Special General Meeting of the Cycling Advocates' Network IncorporatedAs per Rule 5.5 of the approved Rules, the Committee of the Cycling Advocates' Network Incorpora
Posted on 27 March, 2012 - 14:36 by Patrick
Bike to the future
Posted on 15 March, 2012 - 00:07 by Graeme
Posted on 29 February, 2012 - 22:31 by Graeme
Posted on 24 January, 2012 - 14:27 by Alex admin
We all win when more people bike, more often
Posted on 9 October, 2011 - 21:03 by stephenw
CAN and the Chainlinks team are planning a special issue of Chainlinks for the start of 2012.
Posted on 19 September, 2011 - 22:31 by Graeme
Posted on 19 September, 2011 - 21:59 by Graeme
Links from the CAN Do, CAN's annual get-together, now available. The weekend includes our AGM, workshops, training, rides, plenty of food and drink and a chance to catch up with fellow "CANners" from around New Zealand.Dates: Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 October 2011
Posted on 14 September, 2011 - 16:26 by Graeme
.Dear CAN groups,
Posted on 16 August, 2011 - 14:38 by Dirk
Congratulations to the 2011-12 Cycle Friendly Award winners!Winners announced here.Finalists have been announced here, with the winners awarded at the 2Walk&Cycle Conference dinner in Hastings on 23rd February 2012.For a brief history of the awards go here
Posted on 1 June, 2011 - 13:21 by Graeme
The draft Land Transport (Road user) Amendment Rule [2011] is available for comment.The main proposal is to change the give-way rules at uncontrolled intersections or when opposing signals
Posted on 24 May, 2011 - 10:05 by Patrick
Cycling deaths Inquest announcedWaikato Coroner Gordon Matenga will travel to four separate regions throughout the country to hear evidence relating to nine cycling deaths to try and identify any common trends or information that could prevent a re-occurrence of such tragedies.
Posted on 20 May, 2011 - 16:17 by Patrick
Stop at red ( is a campaign to reduce crashes and improve the status of cycling in the eyes of the public and policy-makers, and to tackl
Posted on 6 April, 2011 - 14:57 by Patrick
Working daily with budding bicycle and pedestrian advocacy leaders throughout the US and Canada, I've seen many organizations spark and fizzle while others develop into a lasting flame.
Posted on 17 March, 2011 - 17:17 by Graeme
Posted on 11 March, 2011 - 14:29 by Anne F
CAN Do 2011Interested in hosting the 2011CAN Do, AGM and post CAN Do ride in your region?  please email Anne @
Posted on 27 January, 2011 - 13:11 by Patrick
On the 31st January 2011, Tanya Batt will set off from Waiheke Island,to cycle to the glorious capital of Aotearoa/New Zealand, Wellington, on behalf of the Once Upon An Island Trust.
Posted on 24 December, 2010 - 11:30 by stephenw
Today was the last day of employment for Fiona, CAN's part time South Island Network Project Officer.
Posted on 7 December, 2010 - 16:31 by Fiona
Bikes are considered an important part of the solution.  Here was me thinking no one in officialdom cares about peak oil.  The story was carried on the National Programme today (just before 9am new
Posted on 23 November, 2010 - 14:43 by Patrick
Give us a chance
Posted on 14 November, 2010 - 21:52 by Patrick
The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) has called for urgent action following the deaths of three cyclists this weekend.
Posted on 30 October, 2010 - 08:30 by glen
Welcome to CAN Do, CAN's annual get-together.
Posted on 9 September, 2010 - 10:58 by Patrick
What makes a supercity? 
Posted on 27 May, 2010 - 16:07 by Patrick
Posted on 20 April, 2010 - 16:06 by Patrick
Ellen Vanderslice, Project Manager, from the Portland Bureau of Transportation presented this online seminar
Posted on 19 August, 2009 - 17:12 by Unity
Frocks on Bikes are coming out of hibernation and putting together a frocktastic line-up of events for spring. So freshen up your frocks and flash up your bicycle for soon we ride!