Dunedin mayor Dave Cull (right) and Dunedin City Council safe
and sustainable travel co-ordinator Charlotte Flaherty
(front, left) lead a group of cyclists over the new separated
bicycle facility in Portobello Rd, near its intersection with
Andersons Bay Rd, yesterday.
The council is running regular community rides on the new
cycleways in South Dunedin.
Mrs Flaherty said the weekly rides started in February and
were for people who wanted to enjoy an easy, social bike
ride, with an emphasis on gaining confidence and exploring
the new routes.
About 8% of all journeys in South Dunedin were made by
bicycle and having the safer network in place would hopefully
encourage more people to cycle, she said.
The rides take place every Thursday at 10am from St James
Presbyterian Church at 405 King Edward St.