Cycling in South Dunedin – with Charlotte Flaherty and the South Dunedin Community Bike Riders

Infrastructure for The South Dunedin Cycle Network is in progress and will comprise a series of networks for cyclists, including shared routes, quiet streets  and separated cycleways. This initiative has been prioritised by the Dunedin City Council because it is flat, 40% of households do not have access to a car and there is already a relatively higher rate of commuter cycling there (8%).

A series of community bike rides started up in February 2014 to help familiarise people with the new South Dunedin Cycle Network as it is being established. I joined the South Dunedin Community Bike Riders on a nice day in September 2014 to find out more about the routes on offer to date, and the value of these community bike rides. Afterwards I spoke to Charlotte Flaherty, Safe and Sustainable Transport Officer, from the Dunedin City Council about the many positive features of  the new South Dunedin Cycle Network.

Get to know the routes – join a South Dunedin Community Bike Ride – every Thursday morning starting 10am at the Dunedin South Presbyterian Church on 405 King Edward St. An opportunity to do some South Dunedin bike routes and meet others. Take 30-45 minutes. Contact DCC Safe and Sustainable Travel Co-ordinator on 03 477 4000

The programme Cycling in South Dunedin was originally broadcast on  the  25th September 2014 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. To listen to the programme please http://new.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=7af27938-278b-452f-a9b6-624bea011076

South Dunedin Community Bike Riders

About to head off on our cycle – from 405 King Edward St

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South Dunedin Bike Riders cycle on road along Bayview Road

Stacey McCullough and other cyclists taking in the view at John Wilson Drive

Stacey McCullough and other cyclists taking in the view at John Wilson Drive

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