Council & City

People on bikes forum

This community forum has been set up to advise us on cycling issues and help us achieve our goal of making Palmerston North the best place in New Zealand to ride a bike.

Photo shows a smiling older woman riding a utility bike on a city street with lots of people walking in background.

The people on bikes forum will champion safe cycling networks for our community. Photo: NZTA

The forum has seven members in addition to Mayor Grant Smith, who was appointed as the initial chair.

Three members represent local cycling and sports organisations:

  • Wayne Wolfsbauer, from Cycle Aware Manawatū
  • Phil Stephens, from Sport Manawatū
  • Miriam Sharland, representing other cycling interest groups.

There are four community representatives. They are: 

  • Anne Clouston
  • James Irwin
  • Mark Royds
  • Shane Telfer

Forum members are required to meet some or all of the following criteria:

  • passion for cycling, particularly for utility cycling
  • familiar with Palmerston North’s cycle networks
  • regular user of those networks
  • ability to bring fresh thinking and innovation to cycling issues
  • ability to communicate well and provide constructive feedback

For any questions about the forum, contact Chris Lai, Senior Transportation Engineer: