February 2024 Newsletter


Calls to Action

The 2024 Women in Urbanism Aotearoa Survey

Closes 11:59pm TONIGHT (Friday 16 February)

Arup, along with Women in Aotearoa Urbanism, are running a survey to gather data to raise awareness of issues identified by women and girls in the urban space.

They really want to hear from women and girls who don’t normally participate in surveys like these, so that their voices can be heard. The survey takes only 10 minutes.

Berhampore and Newtown Parking Scheme

Closes 1pm Monday 19 February

Wellington City Council are currently consulting on their plan for managing parking demand. This consultation includes more detailed traffic resolutions than previous consultations.

Please submit with your strong overall support.

We suggest commenting on how the changes free street space for things like bike lanes. On Rintoul Street, for example, the resident parking scheme will likely result in more parking for residents and visitors, even as the total number of parking spots reduces.

As far as we can see the plan is concerned with parking cars. You might also ask; what in the plan will help people, where needed, to securely park the growing number of bikes and cargobikes more conveniently?


Upcoming bikeness

Welly On Wheels - Confidence & Skills For Biking Pōneke

2 – 4pm Wednesday 21 February

Switched on Bikes, Queens Wharf

WCC is teaming up with Pedal Ready, who deliver free cycle-skills training in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, to run a series of bike tours using new cycling Infrastructure in Pōneke. Grab a ticket (free) and join in!

Shelly Play

12 Noon - 5pm Sunday 10 March 2024

Miramar Peninsula

Walk, bike, scoot, explore!

For one day only between Shelly Bay to Scorching Bay, we’ll have a family friendly focus, with a treasure hunt, games, and lots of activities for people of all ages. Come by bike, bus, scooter, or on foot. Lots of active options are available for getting to Shelly Play.

If anyone would like to volunteer to help run Go By Bike Day; please email [email protected]

CANDo 2024

9:00am to 4:30pm 16 and 17 March

Sustainability Trust,  2 Forresters Lane, Te Aro

Join us at Cycling Action Network's national advocacy conference. The weekend includes workshops, training, rides, plenty of food and drink, and a chance to catch up with fellow bike advocates from around New Zealand.

You will supercharge your advocacy skills, with training on effective messaging, networking, and campaigning. Please register here. We look forward to seeing you.

Register for 2WALKandCYCLE 2024!

18 and 19 March

Tākina Convention Centre, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Conference theme: People Power: the path to low carbon transport

​With the impacts of climate change, leaders need to step up to the challenges of transforming our transport network and provide better options to get people where they want to go.

While we’ve seen great change through our recreational routes, our attention must now turn to transforming our urban centres to provide better transport options, so that everyone, even kids, can get around in climate-friendly ways.

Active transport has a central role to play in meeting society’s health, wellbeing and climate change mitigation objectives. We will showcase strategies and innovative projects that are helping to achieve these goals.

Keynote presenters: Janette Sadik-Khan (pictured above) and Salvador Rueda.

Registration is open. 

Next Cycle Wellington meeting

6pm Tuesday 5 March 2023

Sustainability Trust, 2 Forresters Lane, and online.

Project updates

Wellington City Council

Transitional projects

There is a lot of construction going on just now, including:

  • Karori
  • Aro Valley - next week
  • Kilbirnie - under construction
  • Kaiwharawhara and Ngaio
  • Newtown and Berhampore

Council staff are working to incorporate the pieces of the cycling network that were previously a part of the Let's Get Welly Moving programme.

Recent goings on

HOME a different perspective on homelessness

At our February monthly meeting, attendees were privileged to have Teiti give a korero of her project of free camping by bike in Wellington due to the prohibitive costs of rent and home ownership. Teiti is currently living outside finding her sense of HOME under the Sun, Moon & Stars. Her social experiment and art project is being made into a short documentary. Find out more about Teiti and her kaupapa.