Epsom Electorate

VOTE BIKE 2017

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David Parker – LABOUR

David Parker, MP, is standing for Labour in Epsom.

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?

Parents will not allow their children to bike to school if it is too dangerous. Dedicated cycle ways enabling children to avoid biking on busy city roads are needed as are shared paths around schools.

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

Better cycle lanes, ease of transporting bikes on public transport, secure storage locations- are all parts of the solution.

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

Traffic congestion is a part of the problem. Public transport and cycling are crucial parts of the solution.

 

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

Cox’s creek cycleway.


Barry Coates – Greens

Barry Coates, MP, is standing for the Greens in Epsom.

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?

Creating safe cycleways to schools is a priority, and lowering speed limits around schools to 30kmh.

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

Set ambitious targets and provide leadership from NZTA and local authorities. Invest in separated cycleways to create commuter pathways and recreational cycleways. Re-design roads and intersections to allow safe sharing of roads. Promote cycling for health and cycle tourism. Educate drivers and enforce the rules to stop dangerous driving.

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

Invest in separated cycleways to create commuter pathways and recreational cycleways. Re-design roads and intersections to allow safe sharing of roads. Educate drivers and enforce the rules to stop dangerous driving.

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

A loop from Greenwoods Corner (Epsom) along Mt Eden Road,  down the pink carpet to Viaduct Harbour, along the waterfront to St Heliers and onto Point England Reserve and back via Greenlane.


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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.