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I'll continue the Palmerston North theme of late, by mentioning one of the successful outcomes from the 2018 2WALKandCYCLE Conference there - a couple of big award wins for Christchurch-based projects, as first reported back in Aug 2018. The Uni-Cycle continues to be a much-used connection from town out to ...
Interesting Bike Stuff in Palmerston North
Interesting Bike Stuff in Palmerston NorthLennyBoy15 May 2024Cycle infrastructureAs I mentioned last week, about six months ago I visited Palmerston North for a meeting of the Active Modes Infrastructure Group. Although I’ve made a couple of other visits there for work trips, I hadn’t had the chance to look around the city by bike since I was there for the 2WALKandCYCLE Conference back … Continue reading “Interesting Bike Stuff in Palmerston North” [...] Read more...
In the Spotlight: Don Babe, advocating for Canterbury cyclists
In the Spotlight: Don Babe, advocating for Canterbury cyclistsAngela Cassidy12 May 2024Cyclivism / General A2B by bike / People riding bikesDon Babe is a busy man. He works as an accountant, helps his wife run their Prebbleton blueberry farm, is long-time chair of Spokes Canterbury, and takes every opportunity to contribute to planning processes to create a better environment for everyday cycling. Until recently, he was also chair of the Little River Rail Trail Trust. … Continue reading “In the Spotlight: Don Babe, advocating for Canterbury cyclists” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday: Solutions to traffic queues
Flashback Friday: Solutions to traffic queuesstevenmuir10 May 2024Benefits of cycling / Cycle-centric ideasI’ve had two occasions recently where I had to bike to locations across town right at the peak start and end of the day when commuters are trying to get to or from work, mostly in their cars. Often I miss the brunt of this on my normal bike times in and out of my … Continue reading “Flashback Friday: Solutions to traffic queues” [...] Read more...
Photo of the Day: Cycleway Sweeper
Photo of the Day: Cycleway SweeperLennyBoy8 May 2024Bikes & equipment / Cycle infrastructure / General A2B by bikeSix months ago, I was in Palmerston North for a site visit as part of the Active Modes Infrastructure Group (AMIG). As well as our usual meeting, we also took the opportunity to bike around the city looking at the various walking and cycling facilities they have been working on (which is a prompt for … Continue reading “Photo of the Day: Cycleway Sweeper” [...] Read more...
In the Spotlight: Robert Fleming and the Wednesday Wheelies
In the Spotlight: Robert Fleming and the Wednesday WheeliesAngela Cassidy6 May 2024Cyclivism / People riding bikesRobert Fleming has been involved in cycle advocacy for well over a decade, having first gone along to a Spokes Canterbury meeting in early 2013 after being knocked off his bike. He says he sat quietly for the first year and learned a lot, later taking on the role of organising Biketober (which he did … Continue reading “In the Spotlight: Robert Fleming and the Wednesday Wheelies” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday – Vienna: Cycling on the Rise
Flashback Friday – Vienna: Cycling on the RiseLennyBoy3 May 2024Cycle infrastructure / Cycling routesIt’s starting to get a little bit cooler and for many Kiwis they might be thinking of travelling to warmer climes. Indeed, two of my children are planning to head over to Europe in the next few months. So I decided to dig through some posts from my last time over in Europe back in … Continue reading “Flashback Friday – Vienna: Cycling on the Rise” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday Photo of the Day: Playcentre Bike Parking
Flashback Friday Photo of the Day: Playcentre Bike ParkingLennyBoy26 Apr 2024Cycle infrastructure / General A2B by bike / Photo of the DayThe other day while riding to work, I saw a Dad riding in front of me with two youngsters sitting behind him on his long bike, presumably heading off to drop them at school. Increasingly, that is not an uncommon sight around Christchurch for parents to be ferrying their children to pre-school or school via … Continue reading “Flashback Friday Photo of the Day: Playcentre Bike Parking” [...] Read more...
New cycleways in Wellington are making a difference
New cycleways in Wellington are making a differenceLennyBoy21 Apr 2024Cycle infrastructure / Cycling routesAs mentioned a few weeks back, I was in Wellington for a holiday with my partner and we took the opportunity to jump on some bikes and have a look around the city at some of the more recent additions to their cycling network – and in the past 2-3 years there have certainly been … Continue reading “New cycleways in Wellington are making a difference” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday – Hidden Treasures: Knights Stream cycle skills park
Flashback Friday – Hidden Treasures: Knights Stream cycle skills parkLennyBoy19 Apr 2024Cycle infrastructure / Cycle-centric ideasIt’s school holiday time again, a good chance for families with youngsters to get out and do a few fun things. For those who are fans of cycling, there are a growing array of family-friendly cycleways around the city to enjoy, but also some great cycle skills parks scattered around the city. A relatively new … Continue reading “Flashback Friday – Hidden Treasures: Knights Stream cycle skills park” [...] Read more...
Submit now on Chch Draft Long Term Plan
Submit now on Chch Draft Long Term PlanLennyBoy15 Apr 2024Cycle infrastructureEvery three years, Councils around the country are required to review and update their 10-year Long Term Plans (LTPs), which sets out what they propose spending on over the coming decade (and where the money will come from), based on the community’s desired outcomes. Christchurch City Council is currently consulting on its draft LTP for … Continue reading “Submit now on Chch Draft Long Term Plan” [...] Read more...

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