East Coast Bays Electorate

VOTE BIKE 2017

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Naisi Chen – LABOUR

Naisi Chen is standing for Labour in East Coast Bays

More kids on bikesCurrently only 2% of Kiwi kids ride a bike to school. Is lifting this number a priority? If so, how will we get there?

I will help by working with the schools to educate children and parents that biking is good for the children’s health, mental health, environment and traffic (out of so many other benefits). Then ensure that there is safe roads for our children to ride bikes on. The key is working with schools.

 

Bike-friendly citiesWhat would you do to make it easier for Aucklanders (in your electorate, and beyond) to choose bike travel?

Work with Transport NZ and local council to help ensure there is a bike network connecting them with the rest of the city. Including safer places to park their bikes and other transport options that let them take their bike on.

Safer streetsHow would you make streets (in your electorate and beyond) safer for everyone who uses them, including those on bikes?

More public education, campaigns and road code reminders, together with better infrastructure for bike riders.

 

Fave place to rideWhere’s your favourite place to ride a bike in Auckland?

I still remember doing a two day bike trip on Waiheke Island in intermediate school. Hands down the best experience ever.


Stephen Berry – ACT

Stephen Berry is standing for ACT in East Coast Bays

More kids on bikes
Currently only 2% of Kiwi kids ride a bike to school. Is lifting this number a priority? If so, how will we get there?

No. If politicians spent less time sticking their noses into other people’s business they might fix the issues they should be focused on like housing supply, improving education and addressing poverty.

Bike-friendly citiesWhat would you do to make it easier for Aucklanders (in your electorate, and beyond) to choose bike travel?

This is largely a local government issue. Better leave it for councils than have two or more bureacracies do the same job badly. Open minded about cyclist facilities/ paths on govt areas if huge demand already exists or private business/ community group is funding it. Compulsory helmet laws could be examined to see what impact they’re having on people choosing not to use bikes.

Safer streetsHow would you make streets (in your electorate and beyond) safer for everyone who uses them, including those on bikes?

Road and footpath maintenance is a local government function. Education for cyclists and drivers via schools and ACC. Adequate enforcement of existing road laws for cyclists and drivers. Open minded to cyclist pathways/ facilities on govt areas but minimising impact on residents, businesses etc, plus significant demand for facilities needs to be demonstrated.

 

Fave place to rideWhere’s your favourite place to ride a bike in Auckland?

At the gym.

 

 



Teresa Moore – OPPORTUNITIES

 

Teresa Moore is standing for the Opportunities Party in East Coast Bays.


More kids on bikes
Currently only 2% of Kiwi kids ride a bike to school. Is lifting this number a priority? If so, how will we get there?

Yes it is a priority. It will be important to be involved in the planning of our roading and new infrastructure especially around schools

Bike-friendly citiesWhat would you do to make it easier for Aucklanders (in your electorate, and beyond) to choose bike travel?

Cycle lanes.

 

Safer streetsHow would you make streets (in your electorate and beyond) safer for everyone who uses them, including those on bikes?

Wider streets with cycle lanes and walkways

 

 

Fave place to rideWhere’s your favourite place to ride a bike in Auckland?

I’ve cycled from Browns Bay to Devonport a few times; it’s nice to get on the ferry at the end 🙂


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Vote Bike is a Bike Auckland initiative for the 2017 General Election. Authorised by Barbara Cuthbert of 2A St Aubyn St, Devonport, Auckland 0624, on behalf of Bike Auckland, of 2A St Aubyn St Devonport Auckland 0624.