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Critical Mass Cyclists Take to the Street

Critical Mass Cyclists Take to the Street

Around 40 cyclists took to the streets of Auckland yesterday to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists’ right to the road.

The cyclists met at Avondale Train Station and cycled along the New North Road and across Bond Street to Grey Lynn for a pot-luck dinner at the Greens' office.

The purpose of the ride was to highlight how bad the road is for cyclists and the need for an alternative route. Auckland City council wants to route part of the proposed Western Line cycleway along busy Wolverton Street. This will discourage large numbers of inexperienced cyclists from using an otherwise extremely valuable facility.

Green MP Mike Ward joined us on his recumbant trike as part of his 'Easy Being Green' tour around the North Island.

The cycle ride was really successful, with motorists being really supportive on the whole. The youngest cyclist on the ride was 7 and the oldest 61.

We're planning to have another Critical Mass on 28th January. We're meeting at 5.30pm by the fountain in Albert Park - so spread the word!


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