Intersection upgrade makes cycling safer

Cycling to school just got a whole lot safer for Whanganui Intermediate School’s 500-plus students thanks to safety upgrades at the Victoria Avenue-Dublin Street intersection. Safety features especially for cyclists were added to the intersection when the traffic lights were recently upgraded. Whanganui District Council’s active transport facilitator, Norman Gruebsch, said the features include a […]

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Velo Ronny’s Tour De Whanganui

Get those wheels spinning! Take on the challenge to explore our awesome City by people powered wheels!!! Download your record sheet here

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Registrations of interest – Whanganui Cyclist Skills Programme

Whanganui District Council is inviting registrations of interest from suitably experienced contractors for the service of delivering the Mā Ake/ Let’s Go Cyclist Skills Programme in schools and workplaces within the Whanganui District, for the 2021/22 – 2023/24 funding period. Please visit the Whanganui District Council website to find out more and register your interest.

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Whanganui Young Cyclist of the Year

This programme has now been running for 21 years. The competition is run to promote safe cycling among children in a fun and competitive way. We are inviting all Primary and Intermediate schools in the Whanganui area to select their best boy and best girl cyclist who are 10 years of age or older to […]

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Hook turn boxes a first for Whanganui

A type of road marking which is new for Whanganui has recently been added to a town centre intersection. Whanganui District Council Active Transport Facilitator, Norman Gruebsch, says a hook turn box has been painted on the road at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Glasgow Street and another will soon be added to the […]

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Be Bright Be Seen

As mornings and evenings get darker, wear lights and reflective clothing whether you are cycling, walking or running. How to be seen clearly? Make sure your clothing is appropriate for the time of day. During twilight and at night it is best to wear or carry something that is reflective or fluorescent so it’s bright […]

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Finally! Upokongaro cycle bridge launched across Whanganui River

Whanganui’s new Upokongaro Bridge has finally been launched, just hours before New Zealand went into Covid-19 lockdown. High tide was at noon, the river was low and calm, and conditions were perfect when Emmetts Civil Construction and Crane Services staff put the new and long-awaited foot and cycle bridge across the Whanganui River yesterday. The […]

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