CAW meeting report February 2016

eBike ride: oriental parade
Wellington Chargers eBike riders on Oriental Parade

We discussed:

  • Island Bay Cycleway. This is substantially complete. Council has convened a small group of residents to look at issues arising from the implementation. There will be a need for education as people get used to the new layout.
  • Hutt Road improvements. Consultation will open shortly on the Ngauranga to Aotea section. It’s great that the issues on this heavily used shared path are being addressed at last.
  • Urban Cycleway Programme funded projects. These are going through preliminary planning for the Eastern routes (Alastair and Hilleke representing CAW) and CBD routes (James representing CAW). A three stage process is being used: identifying destinations, then corridors, then routes.
  • Go By Bike Day – all go! [Went ahead successfully, beating last year’s record turnout]
  • Ciclovia – all go, too. [Splendid weather, 3200 participants]
  • Other bike events include Love to Roll 14 February, Lucid Dreambike 12-13 February in the Fringe Festival, and a bicycle film festival at Nga Taonga Sound and Vision in April.
  • Bike Corrals are being installed in Cuba, Wigan, and Ghuznee streets.
  • Bike Valet Parking for the CubaDupa event 19-20 March. Patrick is looking for volunteers.
  • CAN Do national cycling meeting 19-20 March. Several CAW members are going. Register by 14 March to get an early bird discount.
  • Rants and Raves