Te Tai Tokerau Electorate
VOTE BIKE 2017
Kelvin Davis – LABOUR
Currently only 2% of Kiwi kids ride a bike to school. Is lifting this number a priority? If so, how will we get there?
Of course I’d like to see more children ride to school. But with congestion the way it is and sadly destined to get worse it is too dangerous. Even in my small town, I wasn’t happy for my children to ride to school and we don’t have a fraction of Auckland’s traffic. All that said, it’s not something I’m going to be taking up as an issue.
What would you do to make it easier for Aucklanders (in your electorate, and beyond) to choose bike travel?
If cost wasn’t an issue, I’d increase the tarseal to the left of white lines on main roads so that it is safer to cycle in the country. In the city there needs to be cooperation between central and local government in developing safer cycling opportunities.
Note: in answering supplementary questions on Bike Kaipatiki’s survey, Kelvin Davis indicated full enthusiasm for protected cycle lanes, a network of neighbourhood greenways, more people on bikes in his electorate, continuing or extending the Urban Cycleways Fund, and Skypath.
How would you make streets (in your electorate and beyond) safer for everyone who uses them, including those on bikes?
Where’s your favourite place to ride a bike in Auckland?
Because of where I live (Kaitaia), I have no cycling experience in and around Auckland itself. Now that I am in parliament, I rarely get to ride as it is a 7 day a week job, but I was once a keen cyclist riding over 100km a week.
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.