Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Community backed Cycleway to be Trialled - Generation Zero

Community backed Cycleway to be Trialled - Generation Zero

Youth group, Generation Zero, are pleased that Auckland Transport are responding to the over 100 business and 2500 people who signed up in support of separated cycleways on Krd by announcing that they will trial protected bicycle lanes within the next 12 months.

Cycling spokesperson, Emma McInnes; “This is a great victory for the local community of Krd who overwhelmingly supported the campaign from the very start.”

Generation Zero launched the campaign in May asking for the Waitemata Local Board, Auckland Council and Auckland Transport to please work together to develop, fund and implement a plan to install separated cycle lanes along the length of Karangahape Road. The campaign received over 2500 signatures to the petition and had over 100 businesses support the proposal.

Ms McInnes; “Karangahape road is the perfect place to trial separated cycleways as it’s the linchpin that connects the central city cycling network. The road is highly used but unfortunately unsafe with three of the most dangerous intersections in New Zealand.”

Waitemata local board member Vernon Tava, overseeing the Karangahape Local Board Plan, confirmed yesterday that Auckland Transport would trial separated cycleways within the next 12 months.

“An important part of the campaign was getting businesses on board, which is why we showed them the major boost in retail spending from similar cycling projects overseas” explained Ms McInnes.

“The next step will be to make sure the trial succeeds and the community of Krd experiences the real benefits that cycling can bring to our streets in Auckland. This will hopefully show the way for the rest of the city. The next steps being separated cycleways on Ponsonby Road and Grafton Gore Road.”

About Generation Zero
Young New Zealanders working to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport, liveable cities & independence from fossil fuels.

About the Campaign
The petition called on the Waitemata Local Board, Auckland Council and Auckland Transport to please work together to develop, fund and implement a plan to install separated cycle lanes along the length of Karangahape Road and ensure this is prioritised to happen over the next 3 years.

More information can be found at www.krdcyclelanes-generationzero.nationbuilder.com


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Countdown, And Mary Margaret O’Hara

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news