[Note: this is an old news story, for up to date information, go to the Ciclovia website.]
For one Sunday this summer, it will be possible to ride or walk the Miramar Peninsula segment of the Great Harbour Way/ Te Aranui o Pōneke without motor vehicles.
Wellington City Council has approved a road closure between Shelly Bay and Scorching Bay for Sunday 16 February. A group consisting of Rotary, the Great Harbour Way Trust, Cycle Aware Wellington, and Living Streets is organising the event, which aims to raise money for a bikes in schools project, as well as demonstrate demand for a car free route around the Peninsula.
The Ciclovía concept, of closing off streets to motor traffic in order to provide space for cyclists and walkers, started in Bogota thirty years ago. Since then it has spread around the world. In car oriented Los Angeles, the October CicLAvía attracted 130,000 people (about the population of Wellington City).
For more details, watch this space…