Fifty-five percent of Ōtaki’s energy use goes on transport fuels. It is perhaps the hardest nut to crack in terms of reducing energy use. One of the most positive ways is to provide local people with as many ways as possible to reduce their use.
A key approach is advocacy for pubic transport services and undertaking small projects which can make a real local difference. One of our big transport projects is the Ōtaki Bike Space which receives donated bikes, services them and gifts them back to the community. This allows more Ōtaki whanau to be able to bike rather than drive, as well as saving items destined for landfill.
At the same time, the community can work with clean technology businesses that are exploring alternative fuels, or transition opportunities to reduce fossil fuel use by making use more efficient and less polluting. Over the last five years e-vehicles have become a very real option as their range and efficiency has increased.
- The Ōtaki Bike Space is having a fun, free, whānau Bike Rodeo for kids 3 - 10 years old. Nau mai, haere mai! You can also trade in your old bike for an upgrade, or if you don't have a bike, see about getting one!Read more
- Find out more about e-bikes at our December 12, 2019 meeting 6pm - 8pm at the Dr. Gertrude Atmore Supper Room.Read more
- Energise Ōtaki Inc. Seminar Series: Future Transport Fuels Wednesday, February 12, 2020 : 6pm – 8pm.Read more
- Bike Space Ōtaki - a place to learn to repair your bike, trade a bike for an upgrade, or get a bike. https://www.facebook.com/OtakiBikeSpace/Read more
- Free bikes for ngā tamariki! Bikes are a great way for our kids to get to school. School starts next week, so let's get them ready to ride! Saturday 1 February 2020, 11 am - 1pm at the Ōtaki Skate Park.Read more