Flashback Friday: “Accessible City” Plan – What’s In it for Cycling?

As we get around our post-quake rebuilt city, it seems a lifetime ago when the original plans for the rebuild (esp. in the central city) were being finalised by Govt after Council’s initial proposals. Not surprisingly the transport aspects of

Photo of the Day: Grocery Shopping by Bike

Apparently in many people’s minds, biking is still something you can only do recreationally “for fun” (some people still tellingly refer to it only as a “sport” or “hobby”…). And as for doing something practical like shopping – …

Flashback Friday – Separated Cycleways: Which Separators are Best?

Happy New Year! Another year, same old Flashback Friday. This time, let’s go back to something first posted in Oct 2013 when separated cycleways in Christchurch were quite the rarity. Now we have a considerable selection of separators around the

Flashback Friday: Cycling wishes for Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that Santa has got you something suitably bike-friendly… Speaking of what we want, I thought you might like to muse on this Christmas wishlist (originally posted in Dec 2017) and think about what we

Flashback Friday: Open Streets was a Blast!

Back in Sep 2013, the central city was still slowly recovering from the 2010/11 quakes and only opening up bit by bit. To celebrate a bit more opening up of the centre, the Council held an “Open Streets” cyclovia; this

Flashback Friday: What if… We built a cycle-friendly Christchurch?

Back in my former life at Canterbury University, I got asked to take part in a regular series of UC public seminars. The focus of my talk was on how we could rebuild the city to be more cycle-friendly, remembering