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.
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 makes a bike friendly business? Bikes Welcome asked exactly that question and found out what is important to customers who ride bikes.
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.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know your sharrow from your sparrow. You can make a difference to the future of biking in your town. It doesn’t need to be hard. In fact it can be as easy as drinking coffee. Find out how you can make a difference as a customer and a person who bikes.
Workplace bike-parking is a win for employees and employers. Overseas it is becoming difficult to lease buildings that don’t have great end of trip facilities, making it a win for property developers too. Celebrate it, or find out how to get it.
Tell the world that “Yes, I bike!” with this awesome t-shirt from Bikes Welcome.
Identify yourself! Visibility is about so much more than hi-vis vests and lights….
Is bike parking the ‘canary in the mine’ when it comes to gauging how our local authorities view bike use: whether they see cycling as sport and recreation or a transport mode for everyday activities? Are we missing an opportunity to change behaviour and realise the benefits?