Miramar Peninsula Ciclovia 2015

Ciclovia a great success again!

Despite strong winds and a nippy southerly, a big crowd turned out again on both the 8th and 15th of February for the 1st two Ciclovia for 2015.  The count was 2000+ keen people each of the two Sundays!  It was fantastic to see so many parents with kids; all with big smiles.  Hopefully we'll have more sun and less wind for the last Ciclovia of 2015 on Sunday 8th March.

 
 
 

The feedback from people is great, and the following comment illustrates it nicely!

My family  (6yr old cycling by himself, 3yr old on back of my bike, my husband and I)  attended on 15th Feb and we really appreciate having a safe, non-car space to enjoy the benefits of cycling together. Even when the weather isn't perfect, knowing that we are going to have a safe ride, enjoying the local  coastal landscape (wild as it may be)  is enough to motivate us to put on our cycling gear and get out there.

We would like to see this become a regular activity for Wellingtonians who enjoy active pursuits with their families and friends. There are not yet enough opportunities to cycle safely in this City - let's hope that Ciclovia is the impetus for making Wellington a thriving, cycling capital.

For those who took part in Ciclovia, it would be fantastic if you can fill in a short survey so that we can continue to improve the event.

Put the next date in your calendar: 8 March 2015

On Sunday 8 March 2015, Massey Road on the Miramar Peninsula between Shelly Bay and Scorching Bay will be OPEN to cyclists, walkers, roller bladers, scooters, skateboarders and people using wheel chairs and mobility scooters. The road will be CLOSED to motor vehicles. 
 
 
 
The Ciclovia will last all day - from 6am to 10pm, and will happen regardless of the weather (although we are trying to organise as much sunshine as possible).  The Miramar Peninsula is one of the jewels of the Great Harbour Way/ Te Aranui o Poneke - the walking and cycling route around Wellington Harbour. Ciclovia gives people a chance to experience the seashore and views of this stunning section, without the distraction of motor vehicles.  Ciclovia is also an ideal opportunity for novice cyclists and families with young children to practice their riding skills in a motor free environment. When you need a break, you can revive at the cafes at each end of the Ciclovia: Chocolate Fish at Shelly Bay, or Scorch-o-Rama at Scorching Bay.

Motor vehicles will be present on Shelly Bay road between the Miramar Cutting and Shelly Bay, and on Karaka Bay Road from Worser Bay to Scorching Bay. Normal road rules will apply here, though we’ll be asking motorists to slow and take extra care as families will be accessing the Ciclovia on these roads.  A free Shuttle van between Miramar shops and Shelly Bay will be available between 1.30 – 5.30 pm.  See the Getting There page for further information.

The 2015 Miramar Peninsula Ciclovia is a trial for making the Miramar Peninsula motor free every Sunday. So get on your walking shoes, bike or scooter, and join Miramar Peninsula Ciclovia 2015!
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