An interesting opportunity coming up to see some cycling inspiration both close to home and from around the world: To wrap up the University of Canterbury’s 2012 Eco Week activities there will be a “double feature” on campus next Friday 14th evening for everyone interested.
Dr Glen Koorey from the Dept of Civil & Natural Resources Engineering will kick things off with a visual showcase and discussion about the opportunities that the Canterbury earthquakes have created for cycling in Christchurch. What lessons can we learn from overseas? What have people said that they want and how are the authorities responding? Hear how we can change our city into a cycle-friendly one.
After that, you’ll be treated to a very inspiring short (40 min) movie “With My Own Two Wheels”, which shows how the humble bicycle has transformed the lives of a number of people around the globe. It’s quite a world away from the discussions we’re having here in Christchurch, and demonstrates the broad reach of biking across all cultures.
These two presentations will be showing on the C Block Lawn from 6.30pm, so bring along a blanket or seat and perhaps a picnic (we’ll move inside if the weather isn’t flash). It’s free – see you there!
And here’s a Facebook event link for those inclined…