Open Streets was a Blast!

Well it’s taken a few days (too much work in the day job…), but here are some pics from last Sunday’s Open Streets event in town.There are also some great photos on the City Council’s Facebook site.

It was a bit damp to start off but once it cleared up the punters were out in force taking advantage of the many activities on offer. Some estimates so far put attendees into the many thousands. Here’s hoping we see some more events like this in the future!

Workers set up the "Dutch Intersection" mockup on a damp Sunday morning

Workers set up the “Dutch Intersection” mockup on a damp Sunday morning

Valet Bike Parking was available, courtesy of Spokes Canterbury, but most people preferred to keep riding

Valet Bike Parking was available, courtesy of Spokes Canterbury, but most people preferred to keep riding

The friendly folk at NextBike talked to lots of people about their public hire bikes

The friendly folk at NextBike talked to lots of people about their public hire bikes

Catching a movie, courtesy of the cycle-powered cinema

Catching a movie, courtesy of the cycle-powered cinema

Cathedral Square was the place to be, with lots of people there all day

Cathedral Square was the place to be, with lots of people there all day

The cycle counter display at the Dutch intersection registered over 900 riders across the sensors - and what did you think of those "zebra" cycleway separators?

The cycle counter display at the Dutch intersection registered over 900 riders across the sensors – and what did you think of those “zebra” cycleway separators?

Throughout the day, many people took the opportunity to try out the bus bike racks

Throughout the day, many people took the opportunity to try out the bus bike racks

ICECycles were kept busy with a steady stream of bike tune-ups and repairs

ICECycles were kept busy with a steady stream of bike tune-ups and repairs

The crazy PedalMania bikes were a huge hit with the crowds

The crazy PedalMania bikes were a huge hit with the crowds

Once more around the Dutch intersection!

Once more around the Dutch intersection!

 Did you attend Open Streets on Sunday? What did you think?

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4 thoughts on “Open Streets was a Blast!

  1. It was FANTASTIC!
    How great it would be to see this event become an annual ‘excuse’ to close the city center for motorised traffic.
    And how about closing a few streets for motorised traffic one Sunday a month over the summer to allow urban life to thrive ;-)
    Thanks to all you wonderful people who make events like this become a reality!
    Happy road sharing!

  2. For some more great Open Streets photos! These look a lot drier, it did clear up after 11am!

    Quality photos by Ginny Tory show how Open Streets activities wound around the Central City.
    http://forums.singletracks.com/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=10426&p=60087

    Christchurch Daily Photo blog by Christchurch resident Michelle Sullivan featured Open Streets to celebrate September 29 2013 in Christchurch.
    Love the bikes surrounded by bubbles.
    http://www.christchurchdailyphoto.com/2013/09/29/open-streets/

    Eugenie Sage’s Frogblog loved Open Streets.
    http://blog.greens.org.nz/2013/10/01/open-streets-christchurch-a-success/

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