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This section gives you information on what’s good for commuters in your area and what our councils do for cyclists. Click on the links for your part of town, or see below for Greater Wellington Regional Council. And if there’s anything you’d like to see in here, let us know firstname.lastname@example.org.
GWRC has a Cycling and Walking section on their website which gives a lot of good information. Some of it is located in odd or unexpected places, so it’s worth having a bit of a look around. Included in this section are the following categories:
Cycling Information on cycling facilities, road rules, cycling safety issues, cycling maps and where to ride, local events and other cycling related information like bikes on public transport. This is where things like the bike lights test results go, so keep checking back for updates.
Active Transport Forum The active transport forum is made up of representatives from walking and cycling advocacy groups, central government agencies and all local and territorial authorities within the region. One of their aims is that Pedestrian and cycling networks will be convenient, safe and pleasant to use. Your council is involved in this, so if there’s a region-wide matter you’d like raised, get in touch with your council’s cycling person. Contact details are given in the section relating to your council.
Walking and Cycling Journey Planner Does what it says on the tin.
Active a2b This is GW’s service for helping businesses get their staff using active transport modes, with all the health and productivity (and therefore economic) benefits that entails. If you’d like to see your colleagues fitter, healthier, happier you might like to let your boss know about this. And if you ARE the boss, give GW a call.
This page also has things that are generally useful, including a Tools page with such things as information on the Bike Buddies scheme and the Active Travel discount card, and the What About the Kids page.
Shared Space Courtesy Code This initiative promotes courteous behaviour and aims to reduce conflict between people who cycle and people who walk. It’s focussed on the waterfront at present, but the principles apply pretty much everywhere.