Make Riverlink awesome for biking

$4,335 of $5,000 goal
Given by 38 generous donors in 4 weeks

Let's make Riverlink better for biking.

Lower Hutt, Wellington

People on bikes will lose out if Riverlink is approved without changes.

Hutt cycling advocates are fighting to make sure the needs of people on bikes are met. We need to get more people biking to cut carbon, cut congestion, and improve health. Let's not miss this opportunity to make cycling better.

Riverlink ( is a big project in central Lower Hutt to:

- Widen the Hutt River to prevent flooding

- Build a huge interchange at Melling, and a new bridge over the widened river

- “Turn the Hutt CBD towards the river”

The project will cost over $700 million, but biking has been side-lined in current plans. The consent process forces us to fight this in court, and we need to ask for donations to pay expert witnesses.

All donations will be used exclusively for cycle advocacy. If any excess funds remain at the conclusion of the case, they will be used for similar advocacy in future.

Let's not miss out on the opportunity to make cycling better.

About us

CAN is the national voice for people on bicycles in New Zealand.

Cycling Action Network (CAN) is New Zealand's national charity for people who ride bikes.

Use of funds

Pivotal to arguing our case is the input of expert traffic planners and engineers.

We need $15-20k for the transport expert or our voices won't be heard by decision-makers at the Environment Court.

We already have a legal expert (lawyer) who is helping us at no cost. Thanks!

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Making the case for better bike paths as part of Riverlink  13 January 2022

Sometimes you have to go to the top. We had a good meeting at Parliament today. We're making the case for better bike paths as part of Riverlink. Your donations make this possible. Thank you.

Caption: Tom Bennion and David Tripp

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John 3 hours ago
Cycling Action Network - CAN

Many thanks John. Our team much appreciates your support. We're meeting today to prepare our strategy for the Environment Court hearings next month.

Cycling Action Network - CAN
Elaine 22 hours ago
Cycling Action Network - CAN

Thanks Elaine. Your donation makes our work more effective. I'm sure we'll get a good result.

Cycling Action Network - CAN
Erica 1 day ago
Darren 5 days ago
Cycling is great for the planet, the community and oneself. It is bizarre that it is necessary to convince the Govt. agency, responsible for providing transport solutions, to include good safe cycle facilities within the Riverlink Project. Helping with the effort to make Riverlink great for cyclists can only be a good thing to do.

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