Biking in New Zealand is getting better all the time, with safer routes and more people biking. People in Auckland are working together for better bike parking, so that bikes have to have a safe home whilst we are busy in the shops, offices and cafes; or using public transport. Here are some bike parking lessons from Auckland.
Bike parking is important when you use your bike for transport. Your council are key to help you in getting great bike parking in your town. Find out how you can work together to get results.
How can you make biking better in your town? There are many ways, and some of them can be fun.
District plans are like the rule book for private developers and council planning officers. By getting end of trip facilities like bike parking in district plans, you can help ensure that people who cycle will be encouraged by great bike parking for customers and employees, as well as showers and lockers for employees who run or cycle to or during work. Here’s some help on what to ask for and how to ask for it.
What do we know about Bikelash and how can councils and advocates use that that knowledge to be more successful at getting better biking infrastructure and more people on bikes?
Can bikes save us?
So you want to help end poverty, increase equality, protect the environment and make our cities safer, all while improving your own health and finances? You can do all these – and more – all at the same time by simply riding a bike or being supportive of those that do.
What makes a bike friendly business? Bikes Welcome asked exactly that question and found out what is important to customers who ride bikes.
Change is hard. Cycling infrastructure creates changes which impact people. Sometimes they worry it will be a bad impact and sometimes we see Bikelash. Speakers at the 2017 Asia Pacific Cycle Congress had some advice on managing change, people and relationships.
City planners may focus on biking as a way to reduce traffic but the whole range of benefits include significant opportunities for health, communities and the environment. The benefits of investing in cycling add up to a compelling economic case for biking infrastructure and investment.