Megan started commuting by bike in January but without the bike lane the Council installed up Crawford Road a few years ago, she says she wouldn’t have even considered riding as she feels uneasy riding in traffic. She can’t wait for more bike lanes to be installed and is particularly keen to see a safe link into the city completed.
“These planned new connections will make some of the trickier sections safer and easier for me and our families who bike. They come from many places including Brooklyn, Newtown, Melrose, Island Bay and the city centre." says Megan.
The environment was a big factor in Megan’s decision to try travelling another way.
“The children are our future. We’re encouraging and educating whānau and tamariki to be kaitiaki of our planet, but we’ve also got to walk the talk," she adds.
“We’ve got other staff here who have tried my bike and are thinking about changing how they commute but we need our streets to be safer places, so more people have the choice.”
The centre let us know they were keen to see more bike parking, so we are working with them to get some new racks in place.
Adelaide Early Childhood Centre in nearby Colombo Street also has families and staff who come by bike, or walk and then head into the city by bus.