Wellington loves cycling - Go By Bike day 12 Feb
Wellington loves cycling
Life is better by bike, is the message at this year's annual bike party on Go By Bike Day, Wednesday 12 February.
“Biking is booming in Wellington,” says Cycle Aware Wellington chairman James Burgess. “Since 2006 the number of people commuting by bikes has doubled. And new figures from WCC show that for the first time in decades bikes are more than 10 percent of traffic in some suburbs.”
He says people are rediscovering the simplicity and convenience of getting around by bike.
"Our city council is catching up with public demand for decent cycling lanes, with a new route planned from Island Bay to the city.”
He says a special guest at this year's event is a city bus and driver.
“We'll bring a bus to Go By Bike Day so people can try a driver's seat view, and see where the blind spots are.
“In Wellington we have shared bus and bike lanes, so CAW members are working with bus drivers to build the love.”
“This year we'll also have a travelling photo booth, so get your best riding gear on, whether it's a frock, high-vis or your work clothes, and pose for our photographer.”
Go By Bike Day is run by Cycle Aware Wellington, with support from Greater Wellington, Wellington City Council and the wonderful sponsors.
Where: Under the sails, Queens Wharf, Wellington
When: 7 – 9:00am, Wednesday 12 February
What: Free breakfast, entertainment, prizes and portraits of you and your bike.