25 April 2014

Better place to bike

27/10/2010 10:06:00 a.m.


MAKING Wellington a better place is the aim of the ASB Cycle Friendly Awards.
The Wellington finalists are:
- Revolve Training for its down-to-earth cycling for women project, with a goal to provide a range of free or low-cost programmes, clinics, groups rides and events to encourage women’s participation in cycling.
-Greater Wellington Regional Council for its Active a2b project aimed at getting more people walking and cycling to work in Wellington CBD. Active a2b reported a significant increase in trips by bike, with an increase from 4.6 percent of regular drivers cycling to 14.4 percent.
- The Cruise the Waterfront campaign for the courtesy campaign that seeks to curb bad biking behavior on the waterfront by, among other things, giving away bells and a printed courtesy code.
- Mamachari Bicycles, for its mission to “re-nomalise everyday cycling in NZ, by refurbishing and selling stylish bikes to people looking for a comfortable ride”. The bikes are second-hand bikes imported from Japan.
- Greater Wellington Regional Council for its various cycling projects, to include: sponsorship of everyday cycling events, the Active a2b workplace travel project, the cycling and walking journey planner, bus driver workshops and the Regional Active Transport Forum.
Winners are to be announced on October 29 at the awards ceremony in Wellington City Council Chambers.
Greater Wellington Regional Council chair Fran Wilde will officiate the ceremony, Mayor-elect Celia Wade-Brown will speak and Glen Koorey will MC.
Cycling Advocates’ Network annual Can Do cycle advocates will meet in the two days following the awards’ ceremony.
Anyone is welcome to meet other cycle advocates and share ideas. Register at
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