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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Shared Pathway Incentive

Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no doubt that the number of people riding bikes around Whanganui is increasing. We’re seeing a new breed of cyclist – one whose priority is leisure, health, transport or all three, with no lycra in sight. Many of them are getting off the road and on to the growing […]

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Cycle Forward pilot programme life-changing for Whanganui people with arthritis

A group of eight people, some of whom hadn’t been on a bike for decades, have unexpectedly become staunch cheerleaders for Whanganui’s shared pathways. They’re participants in Cycle Forward, a national pilot programme for people with arthritis being trialled in Whanganui. To read more, got to the Whanganui Chronicle

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Whanganui Community Bike Park nominated for national award

Whanganui’s Community Bike Park is up for a national award, and Sport Whanganui sees it as a big victory for members of the community who helped behind the scenes. The project has been nominated in community impact category in Sport New Zealand’s Sport and Recreation Awards. Read the rest of the article on the Whanganui […]

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