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New cycle racks for North Shore City

New cycle racks for North Shore City
June 13, 2006

More than 50 new cycle racks have been installed around North Shore City to make cycling more convenient and safe.

North Shore City Council aims to provide 50 new cycle racks each year, for the next eight years, as part of the Strategic Cycle Plan adopted in 2003. The plan seeks to encourage cycling by providing facilities for recreation and commuter travel as well as cycling education and promotion.

The cycle racks are the new, higher standard for North Shore City, featuring a 'wave' design and manufactured locally in Devonport.

In addition to the cycle racks, secure bike lockers were recently installed at both the city's new Albany and Constellation Busway stations. The lockers allow cyclists to safely store their bike, and belongings such as their helmet and cycling gear.

North Shore City's transport development manager, Kit O'Halloran, says it's important to provide the facilities to encourage people to ride.

"It's one thing to promote cycling and put in place cycle lanes but we can't forget people need somewhere to park their bikes.

"In addition to providing cycle parking we're currently consulting on a recreational cycleway linking parks throughout North Shore City, and continue to investigate cycle lanes where feasible," he says.

Current cycling projects include the new recreational cycleway linking Devonport to Takapuna, and the recently completed Browns Bay cycle lane.

For more information on cycling in North Shore City please visit www.northshorecity.govt.nz and search 'cycling'.


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