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International Day of Climate Action, 24th October

Monday, October 12th, 2009 just reminded us that the International Day of Climate Action is getting close.

On 22 August, over 150 of cyclists came out to support safer cycle lanes in Wellington and the 350 movement promoted cycling as a low carbon form of transport:


And here’s what’s happening on the day, 24th of October:

Cycle Aware Wellington is organizing another huge cycle ride to raise awareness for safer cycle lanes in Wellington and cycling as a low carbon form of transport – and, of course, because cycling is fun, fast and free!

This time, CAW is drawing attention to the Great Harbour Way, Wellington’s beautiful coastline, and the necessity for a safe cycle route connecting Eastbourne, Hutt City and Wellington City.  So mark your calendars for Saturday, 24 October, oil your chain, grab your helmet, water bottle, patch kit, sunscreen and let’s ride!

Please do forward this info on to your networks, friends and lovers of 2-wheeled transport!  You don’t need to be an excellent cyclist to come along – the route is about 17km, but is all flat and it won’t be a race! So come join the fun – but you cannot ride with us without a helmet!

The Route: Start in Days Bay, Eastbourne, through to Wellington Waterfront. Final destination is the International Day of Climate Action Festival, Taranaki St Wharf by Mac’s Brewery.

Meeting Spots:

Days Bay Wharf: 10.30am

Petone, westernmost pulloff on the Esplanade (opposite south end of Waione St): 11.00am

Ngauranga (East side of Hutt Road): 11.40am

Wellington Railway Station: 12pm

Bicycle get-together

Thursday, August 20th, 2009


350 is organising another ‘action': Saturday, 22 August Wellington cyclists are gathering for a photo op and a group cycle ride.  The aim is to promote cycling as a low-carbon form of transportation and to raise further awareness about the need for safe cycle lanes in the city. We will start the day at 11.45am in front of St Johns by the waterfront (5 Cable St, near Mac’s Brewery) where we will form a huge 350 human/cycle sculpture, take a great photo, tell the media what we’re doing and why, and then go on a short cycle ride. Kashi Leuchs (3x Olympic Mtn Bike rider), Frocks on Bikes, Cycle Aware Wellington (CAW), avid & recreational cyclists will all be there. So come out and support safe cycling and the 350 movement.

See you there!


350 workshop this Saturday!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

350 is running a workshop on Saturday 15th August, called “Sign Here!”:

“Make your own sign to express your support for the 350 campaign.

[It might be something the size of an envelope that you nail to your fence or leave on a car’s parcel shelf or something sculptural or bill boardy, or the back of some curtains… Should be plenty of room at the workshop and good drying weather is being organized..]

There will two (and, by high demand, three) sessions that run from 1.30 to 3pm, 3.30 to 5pm (and perhaps 7.30 to 9pm). Each sign making workshop will cater for up to six people.

Register by sending an email to, with subject: “Sign here! 350 Workshop”, with your name and contact number, and the time that you would like to come. You will receive a confirmation by email, and a map along with an list of ‘what to bring.’

The workshop will be hosted by Willemijn Vermaat and Alexander Wright and will be held in the Wellington Wood Works workshop in Newtown.”

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