Posts tagged: Cycling safety
A few people do it now – they’re the ones using the 20 of so bike parks at each of the Stations. But this is nothing compared with the people who use the 1,600 carparks at the Albany Station, 1,200 at the Constellation Drive Station, as well as the feeder buses and drop- off facilities at each of these.
With a new Bus Station coming for Silverdale, AT had the inspiration to team up with Cycle Action to learn how things could be done differently to help make cycling a realistic option. We know that the roads leading to the Busway Stations are no fun to ride, particularly when they are crowded with cars desperate to get on the motorway or racing for one of those coveted carparks at the Bus Stations. The project meshes perfectly with our work with AT to prioritise corridors on the Auckland Cycle Network which upgraded to be safe, pleasant and fit for purpose.
Please help by filling it in NOW – and send it to everyone you know who lives on the Shore. They just need to be a candidate to use the Busway, now or in the future. Go for it!
Hi all – the local event of the world-wide Ride of Silence event is happening in Orewa this Wednesday like it has in previous years (maybe one of you would also like to organise a future event somewhere further south in the Super City?).
The event remembers those who have been killed or injured on bikes in the past, and to aims to raise awareness of cyclists.
It’s a nicely non-standard essay piece by Swamp Thing, a self-styled “blogazine” from the Manawatu – taking a look at a cycling pinch point (which in this form could be anywhere, but this specific one is apparently being actively ignored by Palmerston North Council).
Bad that we are all facing the same problems around NZ. Not so bad, to see activists use fresh methods to communicate them.