Spokes Tuesday Transport Seminar #4

A series of four presentations organised by Spokes Canterbury and Biketober to challenge and inform you about how we get around our cities.    🚴 🚦 🚴

A different topic will be covered each Tuesday evening during Biketober.

This week’s session will be a panel discussion on Bikes and Trucks: Reducing Crashes chaired by Don Babe, Chairperson of Spokes Canterbury (see details below).

Gather to catch-up from 5pm with nibbles and a drink (cash bar) with the seminar starting at 5:30.

Other seminars in this series:

Oct 5 Taking It With You
Oct 12 Touring by Bike
Oct 19 Decarbonising Transport: The Science and the Politics

Bikes and trucks are meeting on the streets way too often in Canterbury and the outcome is always bad for all involved.  This panel will discuss what organisations and individuals can do to eliminate these events.

  • Waka Kotahi have a Road to Zero campaign aimed at eliminating road deaths by 2030.
  • NZ Trucking Association want to make truck activities safer for their members, often the drivers involved in these incidents have extended non-driving time.
  • The Share the Road Campaign has been addressing this issue for the past 5 years or so by getting cyclists and heavy vehicle drivers together and swapping roles.
  • Cycling advocates have seen it all before, a lot of words but nothing happens.

Representatives of these bodies will have 5 minutes each to address the issues and this will be followed by discussion with the opportunity for questions and suggestions from the floor.

Please come and contribute to the discussion, who knows, it just might make a difference.

PANEL:    Richard Barter Share the Road Campaign Manager, Cycling Action Network
  David Boyce Chief Executive Officer, NZ Trucking Association
  James Caygill Director Regional Relationships (Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, Southland), NZTA/Waka Kotahi
  Glen Koorey Cycling Advocate and Member NZ Cycling Safety Committee 2014
Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 26, 2021 5:00 pm
  • End Date
    October 26, 2021 7:30 pm
  • Address
    Pegasus Arms (upstairs), 14 Oxford Tce
  • Suitability

    Adults interested in cycling as a transport choice 

  • Cost

    Free (except for drinks)

  • What To Bring

    Just yourself is good; bike parking available