Free lights to be handed out for Be Bright, Be Seen campaign

Five hundred sets of lights will be handed out to Whanganui cyclists, runners and walkers as part of a Be Bright, Be Seen campaign launched this week. 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 […]

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NZTA Workplace Cycling Guide

New Zealand has embarked on a cycling revolution. The benefits are many – healthier people, less congestion, reduced carbon emissions, to name but three. Businesses and other organisations have a key role to play. This online guide provides all the key information to help your workplace better provide for people on bikes. View the full […]

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BikeReady

In July the NZ Transport Agency and ACC, in collaboration with the cycling education sector, will start implementing BikeReady, which consolidates and expands on the best of current training and cycle skills initiatives from around the country, including the very successful Bikes in Schools model. This development phase began in September. The BikeReady project team […]

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Light Up Bike Spectacle Held in Whanganui

The first Light Up Bike Spectacle was held in Whanganui on Friday. The family-friendly community event saw around 500 people stretch along the Te Tuaiwi Shared Pathway on St Hill Street and the City to North Mole Shared Pathway, riding bikes with illuminated wheels, and walking with lanterns. Participants were entertained along the way by […]

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Light Up Bike Spectacle

Dig out your Christmas lights and pump up your bike tyres – it’s time for the first ever Light Up Bike Spectacle! Join us at 5.30pm, Friday May 4 for an extravaganza in bicycle art, performance and DIY wheel decoration. This all-ages, all-wheels event will parade along the shared pathway next to our beautiful awa […]

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Upokongaro cycle bridge construction about to begin

Construction of the $2.5 million Upokongaro to Whanganui cycleway – which includes a new bridge over the Whanganui River – will begin next month.

The bridge is expected to be completed by March and will take the Mountains to the Sea cycleway on a new route between Upokongaro and the city.

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Bike the Bason

A Fun Criterium! 6th March, $5 entry, $2 for kids. Spot prizes, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle. All funds go to Parkinsons NZ.

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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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