Somme Parade raised platform to improve safety

Crossing Somme Parade at Cornmarket Reserve is set to become safer for pedestrians and shared pathway users with the addition of a raised platform. The section of Somme Parade between Pitt Street and Dublin Street will be closed from Monday, 18 November to Friday, 6 December, 2019 while the raised platform is built. Whanganui District […]

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New Castlecliff bus shelter to feature images of nearby plant and insect life

A bus shelter covered in art that represents the suburb it will serve is to be installed outside the Rangiora St library in Castlecliff. Glass on the shelter will be engraved by local artist Claire Bell, with a design inspired by the plant and insect life found in the Castlecliff sand dunes. Horizons Regional Council […]

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Lights On Bikes performers set to dazzle

Performers around Whanganui and beyond are preparing to entertain the community with illuminated performances during the upcoming Lights On Bikes parade. Lights On Bikes Event Organiser, Shanti Sibbing, says six great local performance groups will light up the night and renowned dancer and choreographer Chloe Loftus will bring two performances – Out of the Blue and The Arboreal […]

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Sustainable infrastructure growing

Whanganui’s sustainable transport infrastructure continues to grow with the addition of an electric vehicle charging station on Drews Avenue, bike racks in the central business district and signs on the St Hill Street shared pathway. The charging station, supplied by Tesla free of charge, is located on Drews Avenue opposite the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre. […]

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Lights On Bikes art workshops open

Community art workshops for the Lights On Bikes parade are underway, with the first workshop held last weekend and several more workshops open for bookings. At the first workshop held at Sarjeant on the Quay on Saturday, 31 August, participants used card, bubble wrap, and ribbon to create illuminated jellyfish with seed lights spiralling down […]

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Cycle Touring Survey 2019

We need your feedback to help us improve cycle touring on New Zealand’s roads. We’d love to hear about any cycle tours undertaken from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019. Your feedback in this survey will help us target our improvements where they are needed most. It should take about 20 minutes to complete. […]

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Bikes and lights to impress

Mark the date – the Light Up Bike Spectacle, this year re-named Lights On Bikes, will be back on Friday, 27 September, and it promises to be even bigger and brighter. This free event is open to all ages so light up your wheels and yourself and come along. Bicycles, scooters, buggies, unicycles, skateboards, roller […]

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Be Bright, Be Seen campaign on the road

Five hundred lights will be handed out to Whanganui cyclists, runners and walkers following the success of last year’s Be Bright, Be Seen campaign. The winter campaign is a partnership between Whanganui District Council, Horizons Regional Council, Whanganui Police, Let’s Go and bike groups to ensure those out and about during the season’s darker mornings […]

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Whanganui bike riders and retailers share views on cycling and shared pathways

Hard data is hard to come by but talk to anyone with close links to cycling and they’ll tell you there are more bikes on Whanganui’s streets and shared pathways. The Whanganui Bicycle Users Group (BUG) advocates for cycling in Whanganui. It is committed to building a strong cycling community while increasing cycle awareness and […]

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