• Guest Post: As Easy As Riding a Bike

    Guest Post: As Easy As Riding a Bike0

    Here’s a guest post from Jack Jiang, kindly reprinted from his original AECOM blog post: Improving urban wellbeing: as easy as riding a bike The landscape of post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand is changing rapidly. When there is change, there will be innovation. Cycling in Christchurch is like much of the rest of the world: the media features it

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  • Show me the money – The Economics of Cycleways

    Show me the money – The Economics of Cycleways9

    Spending any significant sum of money by the City Council tends to attract the scrutiny of some ratepayers, especially if they’re dubious about the benefits to be gleaned from the investment. We’ve seen some of that with the planned expenditure on a convention centre and new stadium for example. Some people have also been questioning

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  • Christchurch – The City that… Cycles ??

    Christchurch – The City that… Cycles ??0

    Regular guest blogger Robert has returned from his overseas travels and now turns his attention back to Christchurch… Over the years, and more particularly since the earthquakes, there has been concern conveyed from various sources in the tourism, marketing and administrative areas of our city about a ‘lack of focus’ for Christchurch. What does Christchurch

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  • Cycle-Friendly Award Finalists Announced

    Cycle-Friendly Award Finalists Announced3

    Earlier we announced the call for nominations for the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) Cycle-Friendly Awards (sponsored by NZTA), the regular celebration of everyday cycling in New Zealand. Now the finalists have been announced, covering a wide range of people and initiatives. The winners will be announced as part of the Conference Dinner for this year’s

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  • What if… it was safe to cycle in Christchurch? Seminar Wed 11 June

    What if… it was safe to cycle in Christchurch? Seminar Wed 11 June1

    Following the success of the previous cycling-related “What If Wednesday” events held by the University of Canterbury, another interesting event is coming up in a couple of weeks. Two years ago, Geography Professor Simon Kingham posed the question “what if cycling was safer than driving?”, and explored the true risks (or not) cycling in New

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  • Webinar: The Business Case for Improving Cycling Infrastructure – 20 Nov

    Webinar: The Business Case for Improving Cycling Infrastructure – 20 Nov1

    A very useful event is coming up, thanks to the efforts of some of our cycling friends in Dunedin and elsewhere around the country. Kelly Brough, President and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (Colorado USA), has agreed to present a 1-Hour Webinar exclusively for a Kiwi audience this Wednesday 20th November at

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