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Defensive cycling: Looking left

I’ve been cycling around many different place in New Zealand for quite a few decades now and over time I’ve become aware that there are things that cyclists can do to make themselves safer on the road.  So I thought I’d start a wee series on cycling defensively.   There are already posts on this website…

New Brighton Rd approaching North Pde / Marshland Rd

More Cycle Lane Separators popping up

We’ve talked in the past about those much-loved cycle lane separators that provide an easy way to improve the protection afforded by the humble cycle lane, especially approaching intersections and on the inside of curves. Lately we’ve started to see a few more of these treatments appear around the city. For example, with the reopening…

The Southern Motorway Cycle Path. A great asset for the city.

Destination Halswell Junction Road

Regular guest blogger Robert reports on his latest ride around town: Is there such a thing as moderate addiction to everyday-style cycling?  We hear plenty about those serious athletes of all codes who profess to having down times when they are unable to exercise.  But getting from A to B around the city on a…

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Santa Parade Cycling Float

Decorate yourself and your bike and join the Biking Vikings in the 2014 Christchurch Santa Parade Sunday 7th December. By popular demand the theme is the same as last year – Vikings for men with wenches, ladies and angels for the dames. Assemble on Wharenui Road about 1:30pm for 2:00pm start. After match function in Hagley…

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Christchurch Home of NZ Cycling Champion

Guest blog by Axel Wilke Glen Koorey – Cycle Champion The national Cycle Friendly Awards were first held in 2003, and since 2007, the category “Cycling Champion of the Year” has been awarded. In 2014, Dr Glen Koorey of Christchurch was the recipient of the Cycling Champion category. Glen’s passion is helping achieve a more…

Shared Path in Portland, Oregon: At 3m wide, enough to get past a couple of joggers

Can shared paths work?

The Major Cycleways are likely to feature a mix of different types of infrastructure for cycling. Some of it will be separated bikeways (especially along busier roads), some of it will be “neighbourhood greenways” shared with traffic along quieter streets, and some of it will be shared pathways along off-road corridors. The latter type of…

The new road safety campaign

Do we see each other? Check again

When I investigated cycling fatalities in NZ a while back, a striking feature I noted was that more than half of the collisions involved a driver who did not even see the cyclist beforehand (or in a few cases, saw them too late). It’s a classic story that many of us have heard: “Sorry Mate,…

Delegates discuss the latest presenters during a "learnshop" session

Highlights from #2walkandcycle Conference Nelson

Well I’m a few days back from Nelson, where an action-packed 2WALKandCYCLE Conference kept ~190 delegates engaged for three days last week. The term “action packed” might not sound right in the same sentence as “conference”, but it seems an apt description for an event that featured walking and cycling tours, interactive learnshops and poster…

Not a great place to park your truck...

Cycling Complaints: When Feedback is Appropriate

Another useful missive from guest blogger Robert: The cycle safety debate continues and road user behaviour remains under scrutiny and comment. Could be time to offer some guidelines about making a complaint, if it feels that your recent ‘near miss’ was way too close for comfort and it was a result of careless behaviour by…