Plenty of advance cycle boxes in Wgtn - but how to get to them?

Cycling Stuff from Wellington

So last week I spent most of my time in Wellington (which explains the slight gap in posts). For much of it I was attending the 2014 IPENZ Transportation Conference, but I did also have a little bit of a look around town while I was there. Traffic engineers and transport planners make up the…

2014/15 Draft Annual Plan - a certain irony that cycling is on the cover...

Draft Council Annual Plan – Have Your Say

It’s submission time again: this time it’s the turn of the Chch City Council to put our their Draft Annual Plan 2014/15 and amendments to their Three Year Plan. This sets out what the Council will do over the next year, how much it will cost and where the money will come from. Most of…

Nice and quiet along Webb St

Guest Post: The Road Less Travelled

Here’s another interesting contribution from regular guest poster Robert: This piece starts with a disclaimer. It will probably be of no use to any readers of this blog. With the assumption that those who read this site are already accomplished travellers on bicycles, reading about the route that one person (me) takes to get somewhere…

M is for Maintenance

M is for Maintenance

Over the past few months, my bike has been looking progressively more haggard, with various things not quite working as well as they should. The gears weren’t shifting properly, the brakes were a bit so-so, there was a bit of a squeak in the crank-shaft (bottom bracket), and so on. Then in the past week…

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CHristchurch Otautahi Cargo Bike Annual Rally (CHOCBAR) 2014

CHristchurch Otautahi Cargo Bike Annual Rally (CHOCBAR) 2014 Sunday 30 March 1:30-3pm Meet outside the peacock fountain/museum at 1:30 then go for a leisurely cruise around Nth Hagley Park to Victoria Lake where we will swap around as people feel comfortable and try out other vehicles. Cargo bikes are encouraged but anything pedal powered (or…

How do we get more of this happening?

Greens want more Walking & Cycling to School

OK, that headline probably isn’t that surprising. But, now that we’re officially into election mode, the Green Party has fired the first salvo in the transport arena by targeting the trip to school. Their “Safe Walking and Cycling to School” policy is asking why half of New Zealand’s kids cycled or walked to school 25…

Plan layout of the new interchange (c/ CCDU)

Plans for New Bus Interchange

Sneaking out in amongst the other big headlines last week was the release of some preliminary information about the new Christchurch Bus Interchange, which will be located in the Lichfield/Tuam/Colombo block. This one of the anchor projects for the central city and is earmarked for completion by April 2015 at a cost of $53 million…

Delegates at the 213 CAN Do

Big Cycling Events Coming Up

Apologies for the lack of posts lately; the day job has been a little intense just recently, with a few major deadlines to deal with. Not helping has been a dead computer at home requiring some urgent attention… For those who’d like to rub shoulders with some other like-minded cycling-keen people, there are a few…