Annual Cyclist Perception safety survey 2017/18

The Active Transport Strategy, which aims to improve connectivity and mobility in our district and prioritise active transport modes such as walking and cycling, was adopted by the Whanganui District Council on 18 July 2017 A focus of this strategy is to promote and increase safety for active transport users, especially cyclists. Because this is […]

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Lets Go encourages cycling in Whanganui this summer

Whanganui District Council-led initiative Let’s Go has launched a new programme to encourage Whanganui teenagers and adults to get back on their bikes this summer. Back to Bikes will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 11am during December. It is aimed at everyone who wants to improve their cycling confidence or feels they […]

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Asia Pacific Cycling Congress

The Let’s Go Whanganui team recently presented at the Asia Pacific Cycling Congress in Christchurch. You can find out more about what we spoke about in the conference programme below, and also visit the Asia Pacific Cycling Congress website.   Asia Pacific Cycling Congress 2017 – Abstract Report

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Young Cyclist of the Year 2017

Date: Thursday 30th November at 12pm Location: Laird Park, Peat Street 1st Boy & Girl: $100 voucher each 2nd Boy & Girl: $50 voucher each. Best boy & girl from each School will receive a $10 gift voucher when they compete in the Young Cyclists of the Year. They will also get A FREE sausage […]

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Whanganui wants to move its residents – on their bikes or feet rather than in cars

Whanganui’s district council wants to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes or feet. ZARYD WILSON looks at the council’s new, long-term active transport vision. More people on bikes, scooters or on foot are travelling between the suburbs and the city via a network of shared pathways. The council’s new Active Transport […]

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Ride Leader Programme

Cycling New Zealand (CNZ) have been developing the Ride Leader programme across NZ and we are keen to grow the network across Manawatu and Whanganui. Ride leaders are people who take others cycling, be they riding for fitness, recreation, health, or fun. Ride Leader is funded through NZTA and works in partnership with Councils, community […]

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Fifth stage of Shared Pathways Project completed ahead of schedule

The latest phase of Whanganui’s City to North Mole shared pathway is now complete. The new 2.5 metre wide concrete shared pathway between Balgownie Avenue and Gilberd Street opens to the public from today – two weeks ahead of its scheduled opening date. This section is approximately two kilometres long and is built on top […]

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Whanganui Bus Review Consultation

What you need to know: WHEN: public consultation is scheduled for: 29 May – 7 July 2017.  Over this period, members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the services. HOW: Members of the public can provide feedback by filling out a survey either on paper or online (via Horizons website) or by […]

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The NZ Transport Agency’s Favourite Places to Ride competition is back for 2017

The NZ Transport Agency‘s Favourite Places to Ride competition is back for 2017. Nominate your favourite bike rides in New Zealand and help others discover world-class routes that might be in their own back yard. Go to nzta.govt.nz/favplaces #nzfaveplaces  Social media pages NZTA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TransportAgency/ Aotearoa Bike Challenge Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/aotearoabikechallenge About the Favourite Places […]

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