Just how many people is that?

Lyttelton Tunnel Walk/Ride in Pictures

Wow, what a turnout! Yesterday’s Lyttelton Tunnel walk/ride event attracted a huge crowd of keen locals, despite the cool grey skies. The Press was estimating 25,000 people turned up; personally that seems a little on the high side but it was definitely well into the thousands. 15,000? I took my son and his cousin along…

Cycling along Oxford St

Guest Post Part 7 – Cycling in London

Guest blogger Robert wraps up his travels around the world with a look at one of the great cities of the world: Since London probably needs little introduction, let’s start with a “What if…” question. What if Boris Johnson had become Mayor of Christchurch in 2008 instead of London? Well, being a keen cyclist he…

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

Lyttelton Tunnel Ride – More Details

There’s just one week to go now until the chance to ride through Lyttelton Tunnel, as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Here’s a few more details about the day (or you can print off this handy PDF flyer): The Tunnel won’t actually be open for riding until about 10am; the formalities will begin first…

Along the Poetry Bike Lane out to Belem

Guest Post Part 5 – Cycling in Lisbon

Robert’s journeys around Europe continue with a visit to Portugal’s capital: It is easy to make a comparison between Lisbon and Christchurch right from the start. In 1755 an earthquake struck the Portuguese city, destroying much of it and killing several thousand  people. The population of the city itself now stands at just over half…

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.…