bikes on buses

Bus Bike Racks continue to grow

As many of you will have heard, various changes were made to Christchurch bus services in December. For example, we now have a network of high-frequency “orange/purple/yellow/blue line” services across the city. One relatively unheralded outcome of the new bus services is that we also now have 100% coverage of bike racks on buses around…

Feel the width... that new path can hold two of my bike side-on

Progress on South Hagley pathway

Happy New Year! A quick little post just to show what’s bubbling away in town while we’ve all been on holiday. You’ll recall that the first works of the CBD “Accessible City” transport projects were approved before Xmas and are currently under construction. That includes a new 4m-wide shared pathway alongside Hagley Ave. The final…

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Another Summit Rd section open for cycling

If you’re looking for somewhere new to go for a ride, what about looking up? Earlier in the year we mentioned that a part of the Summit Road had been re-opened exclusively to walkers and bikers; now a further section has been re-opened, extending the traffic-free section. Following the Canterbury earthquakes, the Summit Road was…

Concept drawing of the Coastal Pathway

Progress on Coastal Pathway Beachville section

A bit of good news just before Xmas with progress on the design for another part of the Chch Coastal Pathway. The Beachville Rd section in Redcliffs (between McCormacks Bay and the Redcliffs shops) has been endorsed by the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board. Initial designs were reviewed at a community workshop back in September. About 200…

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Make your own bike workstand

If you do much work on your bike yourself, a workstand makes life so much easier – no back strain bending over, turn the pedals and adjust gears and brakes with ease. But they cost a fair bit and some designs are pretty flimsy so you can’t put much pressure on the spanners. I have…