You may have noticed it has been very quiet on the Bikes Welcome front for a while now. The short story is that I ran out of steam. Burnout. Here is the longer story, the lessons learned along the way, and some questions about what happens next. Bikes Welcome was an idea that just wouldn’t … Continue reading Whatever Happened To Bikes Welcome
Cycle Security – Protect your bike
Having your bike stolen is a horrible experience. Reduce the risk of having your bike stolen with our 6 step bicycle security checklist.
Getting great bike parking – how to get your council on board
Bike parking is important when you use your bike for transport. Your council are key to help you in getting great bike parking in your town. Find out how you can work together to get results.
Developing the Bikes Welcome Campaign
What is Bikes Welcome doing now we have some money in the bank?
Yes I Bike T-Shirts & More
Tell the world that "Yes, I bike!" with this awesome t-shirt from Bikes Welcome.
From Charlotte USA: Free beer and food discounts just by riding your bike
Here's another US example of program similar to Bikes Welcome, with added benefits for bike users. Read the article here: How you can get free beer and food discounts just by riding your bike - CharlotteFive Or check out the US's Bicycle Benefits program here
Is bike parking just a bit of infrastructure, or is it a strong social message about how we use places and spaces, and the choices we support?
What do the Village People have to do with Bikes Welcome? New Zealand is a collection of villages. Sometimes we are good at looking beyond the boundaries of our village, and sometimes we aren't. When it comes to biking, most of the challenges we face on a daily basis are local, so we look for local solutions. Bikes Welcome will be a local solution. To get Bikes Welcome up and running we need to share the costs among our villages, hence the Pledge Me campaign.
Nine Reasons to Create a Bicycle Friendly Business District
What would happen if you got a number of businesses together and helped them become bike friendly? Find out about the benefits of bike friendly business districts.
If your bike is your favourite transport option, then take a moment to celebrate all that biking goodness!