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How to Deal with Cycling on Social Media

I have to admit: sometimes I can get a bit addicted when a big cycling issue pops up on a public social media site, such as Facebook, Stuff.co.nz, TradeMe Messageboard, and so on. Many of you know what it’s like: the ranting begins over a cycling topic (sometimes even when it seemed quite non-controversial) and…

Cycling in Utrecht - unreasonably impeding traffic?

What the Alex Mann case has taught us

It was fascinating to watch the furore erupt regarding Alex Mann’s conviction for impeding traffic while cycling on Dyers Pass Rd. Only two weeks ago, this was all over social media (and was easily our most viewed blogpost in a long time). Invariably these kind of news stories turn into a “cyclists vs motorists” free-for-all…

Prime Minister John Key leads Transport Minister Simon Bridges and local MP Todd McClay for a spin around Rotorua (that's not a footpath is it chaps?) [c/ Benn Bathgate, Fairfax]

Money galore for cycleways

It probably felt like Christmas this week for many people who cycle in New Zealand (although they may have been surprised who Father Christmas was…). On Thursday, the Government announced the remaining allocation of projects for the $100 million Urban Cycleways Fund, and there were plenty of cities celebrating their success in receiving some of…

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Bus-Bike Road User Workshop – Wed 8th July

We’ve mentioned in the past the great initiatives by CAN, the Cycling Advocates Network, to run “Road User Workshops” around the country targeted at bus and truck safety with cycling. Coming up soon is a new Workshop here in Christchurch for local bus drivers and cyclists to get together and better understand each others’ perspectives.…

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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). He made the suggestion that cyclists should pull over and get off the road whenever a car approaches. Having subsequently…

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…