Flashback Friday: How did a 50-year-old get back into cycling?

As someone who is veering rather close to his 50th birthday soon, I am glad that I have activities like biking to help keep me in good shape as I get older. I’ve been biking essentially most of my adult

Guest post: “No bike parking” signs that don’t provide an alternative

Over at Talking Transport, Chris Morahan has been musing on a topic that annoys me too…

Something that irritates me far more than it should, is when people put up signs that say “no bike parking” but don’t tell …

Some guest pictures of the day – the not so good…

Well I did ask for more guest contributions and, even before then, Don Robertson was in with some less-than-desirable cycleway etiquette around town:

“Thought you might like some pictures for the picture of the day feature on your site. The

Flashback Friday: Electric Bikes. Even more reason for good cycling infrastructure

It’s hard to turn anywhere in NZ these days and not see people tootling about on electric (e-)bikes; they have certainly been a growth item (and car-swapping game-changer) for many people over the past few years. Seven years ago, they

Guest Post: Are Cycleways Really that Controversial?

This post was originally written by Chris on Talking Transport:

There’s a perception in some circles that the Christchurch cycleways are extremely controversial. Many mainstream media articles that mention them end up attracting screeds of negative comments – examples …

Biketober Chch 2019 begins to take shape – can you help?

Springtime is looming, bringing with it daffodils, local body elections, and (most importantly) Biketober 2019! Remember last year?

The volunteer Biketober organising team have been keeping warm during these wintery months by preparing another action-packed October full of all …

Guest Photo of the Day: Theory and Practice of Wheel-Bender Cycle Parking

Jan Jakob Bornheim sent in this interesting photo from his recent travels around town. Jan Jakob says: “I noticed the following when going shopping recently (at the green grocery store at Northlands). Note that there are seven bicycles, but only

Guest Post: Community Board keen to cut Harewood Road cycleway

Out to the northwest, Simon Britten has noticed a worrying development:

The planned Wheels to Wings cycleway isn’t a priority for the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board. Speaking to Council last week in support of the Board’s Annual Plan submission, Chairman Sam …

Guest Post: How cycling could reduce the impact of the Christchurch Northern Corridor

Guest writer Jim Pickles has a few thoughts regarding a looming problem:

About ten years ago I wrote in a submission to council on the Urban Development Strategy that the way the council handled cycling on Cranford St would be …

Guest Post: Are the Demographics of Cyclists Changing?

Chris from Talking Transport takes a look at who’s cycling:

Up till quite recently, if you saw someone riding a bike in Christchurch there would have been a pretty good chance they would have been a male, aged 18-45, athletic, …