Biketober 2020 is coming – Volunteers Needed!

Springtime is looming, bringing with it daffodils, government elections, and (most importantly) Biketober 2020! Remember last year?

Despite some lockdown drama, the volunteer Biketober organising team have been keeping warm during these wintery months by preparing another action-packed October …

Big funding boost for Chch cycleways

Yesterday morning, Christchurch woke to the news that the Government was investing in the completion of six major cycle routes, thanks to funding from the Government’s shovel-ready infrastructure fund for COVID-19 recovery.

An extra $87 million is being pumped …

Flashback Friday: New cycle training park in Bexley?

Talk earlier this week of a new cycle skills track happening at Somerfield School brings to mind other similar tracks around the city. Seven years ago, there was discussion about another one being proposed for Bexley; this article, originally from

Flashback Friday: Cycle Lane Separators Revisited

Long before Christchurch looked seriously at using more physically separated cycleways, a simple improvement was to provide some low-cost separators on existing painted cycle lanes. Research was even undertaken to assess its effects and this post, originally from Apr 2013

Flashback Friday: 2013 Winter Solstice Ride – Highlights

For a ride that happens on the shortest day of the year, the annual Winter Solstice Ride has generally been remarkably forgiving weather-wise during its 8-year run. However, a few of us can hardly forget the one time when we

Flashback Friday: Time for a Ciclovía in Christchurch?

The past couple of months have given us an interesting experiment into what happens when you effectively shut down streets from traffic and turn them over to people walking and biking instead. Under “normal” circumstances, you have to deliberately implement

Flashback Friday: Christchurch’s Riskiest Intersections for Cycling?

Before the cycleway programme started getting rolled out in Chch, the local media didn’t really help things by regularly coming up with various “cycle safety” angles for news items. This article, originally from Apr 2013, is a case in