Bright on a bike
A good turnout and time was had by all at Tuesday's CPIT Bright on a Bike safety initiative – with free lunch as well; What more could a student ask for! CPIT's Student Voice representative Jo Carter said the event's main aim was to promote safety on bikes, with equipment such as reflectorised bands, strips and high vis backpack covers given out.
'The message from students last year was about being safe. But it's also about promoting sustainability by the use of bikes. Students are becoming increasingly environmentally-conscious and aware of the health and fitness aspects of biking. Cycling has increased too, with more cycling infrastructure such as lanes, which is important as Christchurch roads are also getting busier."
Student feedback on why it was best to bike also included money saving and not having to find a carpark, which was very pertinent at the moment, due to the lack of spaces, Carter said.
Top safety tips to come out of the event included:
Wear leg clips if trousers are loose.
Wear high vis or clothing people can see
Slow down on hills.