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Police suggest cyclists get off the road

Following the conviction of Alex Mann for ‘impeding traffic’ for 400m while biking up Dyers Pass Road, there was an interview on Radio New Zealand featuring Alex and senior sergeant Scott Richardson (Radio NZ interview link). Rather than admitting they were wrong to fine Alex when many tractors, caravans, boats and trucks impede traffic thousands of…

Ride organiser Ian Wells (left) leads the charge (c/ Conor Boyd Photography)

2015 Winter Solstice Ride – Sun 21st Jun

It’s now less than a week until the fourth annual Winter Solstice Ride, and it’s shaping up to be the biggest yet. The longest night of the year falls on 21-22 June, so to celebrate here in Christchurch we will be having a fun casual ride around Hagley Park on the evening of Sun 21st…

New "Copenhagen lane" cycleways on Colombo St (c/ Connie Kruse Christensen)

Cycling projects underway around Christchurch

At times it can feel like nothing is ever getting done for cycling around Christchurch. Some of us have been used to that for years (no, decades…) but, now that so much has been promised post-quake, we’re like excited (and then frustrated) kids waiting for Christmas to show up. However, as the rebuild gets into…

The Houten train station runs above the main walk/bike path through town

Cycling in Houten – a triumph in Planning

When providing for cycling, it’s easy to get hung up on the various design details in how to build best-practice cycling routes. As I showed you in my previous post about Utrecht, the Dutch certainly have many very good treatments for streets and cycleways that bear repeating elsewhere. These things are important, and we should…

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Cycling in Utrecht

Well my time in The Netherlands is nearly over, so I guess I should actually tell you about some of the interesting things I’ve seen. It’s been a struggle to find the time because I’ve actually been visiting many different places around the country (on top of other meetings/activities) – I seem to have spent…

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More Chch cycling events coming up

It might be feeling more and more like winter (not where I currently am…), but the Christchurch cycling calendar still has a few more activities coming up that may be of interest to you: The next ICEcycles free bike maintenance workshop is on this Sat 23rd May from 11am-2pm at the new Phillipstown Hub home.…

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Three years of “Cycling in Christchurch”

Last week, another little milestone snuck up on us – it’s now been three years since Cycling in Christchurch first hit the interweb! Since then we’ve had over 400 blog posts viewed by nearly 200,000 users.We’re also closing in on 1000 Likes for our Facebook page – will you be number 1000? And in the…

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Cargo Bike Blind Spots

The have been a number of articles (here) recently about large trucks and how scary their blind spots are – a bike parked in front or to the side just can’t be seen. Large trucks have turned up at bike breakfasts & other events so cyclists can experience these blind spots themselves. However, most of…