KCDC Development Strategy

Submission on the Draft Development Management Strategy for Kapiti Coast District Council, October 2006

Policy 2.6(g) Roading Hierarchy

The term “Traffic” presumably includes foot traffic, cycling traffic, motorized scooter traffic and wheelchair traffic.

Yet the Policy 2.6 (g) and your comments and bullet points re finalizing the hierarchy makes no mention of such traffic. The terms used “importance of certain streets and roads in terms of handling traffic flows and volumes” indicates that you are talking about motor vehicle, truck and bus traffic.

Greater Otaki Project

Submission to Greater Otaki Project, November 2006

Kapiti Cycling Inc. is a voice for Kapiti Coast cyclists — we are a volunteer organisation representing cyclists of all ages and abilities who wish to cycle safely within and between the district towns.

General

Vision statement & values

We strongly support all statements and values. We wish to point out that traffic pollution such as diesel and rubber dust end up in our streams, rivers and the sea through storm water drains. It is therefore important to reduce motor traffic as much as possible.

Members

Core Committee Members

Chair John Baldwin
Treasurer Lynn Sleath
Secretary Lynn Sleath 

Greens

Cycling has relevance to a number of environmental issues:

  • Climate change: no emissions in use; fewer emissions than cars in their production.
  • Clean air: no emissions.
  • Noise: no noise.
  • Traffic congestion: more cyclces on the road mean fewer cars on the road, and therefore less congestion.
  • Urban planning: Planning for cycleways makes it easier to reduce car use.
  • Waste dispoal: bikes are less costly to dispose of, in both physical space, and in their recycling.

Political party polcies releavant to cycling

You will find here links to party-political material that is relevant to cycling.

National Party environmental policy 2006

Cycling has relevance to a number of environmental issues:

  • Climate change: no emissions in use; fewer emissions than cars in their production.
  • Clean air: no emissions.
  • Noise: no noise.
  • Traffic congestion: more cyclces on the road mean fewer cars on the road, and therefore less congestion.
  • Urban planning: Planning for cycleways makes it easier to reduce car use.
  • Waste dispoal: bikes are less costly to dispose of, in both physical space, and in their recycling.

Multisport in Kapiti

Kapiti Harrier and Multisport
Kapiti Harrier and Multisport organise duathalons: running /cycling.
Kapiti Women's and Girls' Triathlon & Duathlon
Kapiti Women's and Girls' Triathlon & Duathlon is a fun event for women and girls, which is held every March. The emphasis is on a friendly, affordable non-competitive triathlon.

What's on further afield

Events outside Kapiti of interest to Kapiti cyclists

May Annually - Cateye Moonride, Rotorua (MTB)

Resources for schools to encourage cycling

Storage for cycles

Here are 2 different solutions in New Zealand schools.

Open bike shed

Bike sheds allow students to lock their bikes to the bike racks. The bike cage is locked during school hours.

Cycle-friendly Employers

Cycling can make an important contribution to the success of your business or organisation.

Read the resources listed below at sparc

  • the Cycle-Friendly Employer Guide
  • case studies describing business that have found being cycle-friendly beneficial
  • contacts for Bicycle User Groups.

Tax breaks fuel drive for pedal power in UK

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