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Accessibility – transport at its best

I was visiting a friend’s in Christchurch and we needed to go to the supermarket. This short trip provided the opportunity for a walk for us and for the dogs. We set off across a park, onto an informal track which took us through a gap in the fence and across a railway line. Then…

Copenhagen style cycleways

More Central City Transport Plans out for consultation

Now things are getting interesting… Hot on the heels of the recent proposed works at Hospital Corner and Hagley/Moorhouse, further works along three-and-a-bit central streets are now out for public consultation. As you might recall, the Accessible City proposals by CERA are envisaging quite significant changes in how transport operates in our central city. From…

It will be nice to have a decent width pathway along here - hopefully also well draining (c/ CCC)

More on why I write submissions

Ok, so I’ve talked about the submission context and about why presenting a submission is a good thing to do.  I thought I”d mention the reasons why, despite feeling that my submissions have been ignored completely at times, I still make a significant effort to keep writing and presenting these things. Some years ago (before…

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Submissions: Why bother?

To support the development of great cycling infrastructure in Christchurch, and even around New Zealand,  one of the most effective things you can do is write letters and submissions and take time to go and present your submission where you can. A good way to start writing submissions is to keep in touch with the…

The Chicago Lakefront Pathway is a great facility for tourists and commuters alike

Christchurch – The City that… Cycles ??

Regular guest blogger Robert has returned from his overseas travels and now turns his attention back to Christchurch… Over the years, and more particularly since the earthquakes, there has been concern conveyed from various sources in the tourism, marketing and administrative areas of our city about a ‘lack of focus’ for Christchurch. What does Christchurch…

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Advocacy and the Submission Context

My first ever submission was to the Regional Land Transport Plan sometime in 2009. I learned a huge amount from writing, submitting and then presenting in support of that submission. Mostly, I realised that my submission pretty much completely missed the mark and the Regional Transport Committee were not able to do anything with it…