Category Archives: Safety

SPOKES DUNEDIN SUBMISSION ON DRAFT 2016-2017 ANNUAL PLAN

Summary A change of scope is needed for Dunedin’s cycling network, but it is unclear what the DCC’s change in scope actually means, and higher standard cycleways are only part of the story.   Spokes Dunedin has a vision for … Continue reading

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Take Action – Portobello Road (DCC Annual Plan)

The draft Annual Plan sets out the Dunedin City Council’s proposed annual budget for 2014/15.  Now is your chance to take action to make cycling on Portobello Road even more awesome in under two minutes!  As you may know, Portobello … Continue reading

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A Sad Day That Changed Dunedin Forever.

On this day a year ago, 19 November 2012, Dr Li Hong ‘Chris’ He was killed when an opening car door knocked him into the path of an overtaking truck whilst cycling past Dunedin Public Hospital.  Dr He’s death has … Continue reading

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One-Way SBF’s: Why Option One? SAFETY!

This post is by Dr. Hank Weiss, an injury epidemiologist with over 3 decades experience in injury prevention research and practice, and a SPOKES member. Properly designed uni-directional separated/protected bike lanes are the safest on-road urban design when they cross … Continue reading

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“Cars Don’t Go Shopping, People Do” or Epic Council Meeting Number 2

Dunedin’s Councillors have seen a better future and are demonstrating the leadership to get us there!  On 23 September, the Dunedin City Council (DCC) approved NZTA/DCC staff proposals for separated bike lanes on the State Highway 1 one-ways where they … Continue reading

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