If you look closely you can just make out the planned spend on cycling... (c/ TransportBlog)

How does the Draft GPS on Transport affect Cycling?

There’s only a few days left before submissions close on the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Transport for 2015-18 (due Monday). This is a very important document for how transport is funded and considered in New Zealand; essentially it’s at the top of the policy tree for all that we do in this space.…

A bit of a cycle parking problem

Guest Post Part 4 – Cycling in Oxford

Our roving blogger Robert continues his travels by exploring Oxford, UK: Oxford is 83 km northwest of London and, along with Cambridge (a similar distance to the northeast), forms the cradle of academic learning in the UK (and indeed could also be said for much of the modern western world).  Like York, it is relatively…

It's quite a cool experience to ride inside the Tunnel (c/ Chch Daily Photo)

Bike the Lyttelton Tunnel – Sun 31st August

An exciting activity to mark in your calendars: in four week’s time on Sunday 31st August, walkers, bikers, skateboarders, etc will have a rare opportunity to travel through the Lyttelton Tunnel. This is part of the commemoration of 50 years since the Tunnel was opened in 1964. I’d first heard the rumour of a tunnel…

All modes mix in central Madrid

Guest Post Part 3 – Cycling in Madrid

This week, our roving guest blogger Robert has got himself to Spain’s capital city: Madrid is located in the centre of Spain at an altitude of approximately 650m.  The central area undulates gently in a manner that could be compared with Auckland and most areas are accessible on a bike. Apart from the extreme heat…

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Fossil Fuel Free Trip to Quail Island via Dyers Pass

This trip to Quail Island has been a couple of years in the planning and my kayak towing technique has improved dramatically from the first two Fossil Fuel Free Multisport events in 2011 and 2013 where we generally lashed the front handle of the kayaks to an extension off the pannier rack. It worked for…

Phil and Marcus on their way home (c/ CTV)

CTV does Cycling

If you’re a regular viewer of CTV (Canterbury Television) you may have seen the News team recently do a series on transport options around Christchurch. CTV reporters followed various City Councillors on their commutes around the city using different modes, and discussed the pros and cons of each. This included reporter Marcus Gibbs biking home…

Great, where do I cycle. Meanwhile, the adjacent road is perfectly drained...

More messy pathways in winter

At this time of year, I’m not a big fan of cycling through our reserves like Hagley Park. As I go along the various paths, I can only conclude that the parks management staff really don’t understand the role of paths as all-weather transport links in the same way that their roading brethren do. It…

How bright is your bike light? (c/ Anthony Rodriguez)

Are bike lights becoming too bright?

It wasn’t that long ago that motorists could quite reasonably grumble about the lack of decent lighting emanating from most night-time bike riders. However, technology has moved on at a rapid pace and now you can get a decent set of powerful bike lights for less than $100 (and even more powerful if you have…

Cycleway separators in Shanghai

Guest Post – Cycling in Shanghai

Here is another guest post by intrepid guest blogger Robert. Watch for a few more as he travels around the world… Biking in other cities – How does Christchurch compare? This is the first of a series of articles that compares Christchurch with several other cities in the world. (1) Shanghai With a population approaching…