• Cycling and Health

    Cycling and Health1

    • 19 July 2013

    This is a wee collection of articles that look at the health effects of getting on your bike! From looking at the effects of exercise on general health to understanding how having fewer people in motor vehicles has a downward effect on accident rates and the effects of air pollution from motor vehicles, this article

  • Todd Litman in Christchurch – May 13th

    Todd Litman in Christchurch – May 13th0

    • 27 April 2013

    Some exciting news – internationally renowned researcher and advocate for sustainable transport Todd Litman is visiting New Zealand next month. And he will be presenting a series of seminars in Christchurch on Monday May 13th, thanks to Healthy Christchurch, the Canterbury Active Transport Forum, and other local groups. I’ve been fortunate to know Todd personally

  • Mythbusting: Cyclists don’t Pay

    Mythbusting: Cyclists don’t Pay15

    • 18 February 2013

    Cycling has been in the media a bit lately and once again a familiar chorus has sprung up. It doesn’t matter whether you are talking funding for cycleways, whether to wear hi-vis clothing, or a high-profile cycle crash, inevitably someone in the blogosphere, Facebook, or letters to the editor pipes up and claims that “cyclists

  • Cost of pandering to cars

    Cost of pandering to cars6

    • 13 February 2013

    Aaron Keown’s remarks about cycling infrastructure adding $16 to each households rates have sparked some comment!    It is interesting that there is no analysis in this discussion of the cost per household of providing roading and maintaining roads primarily for cars.  this means that provision for cycling is seen as an added extra while provision

  • It is the little things …

    It is the little things …2

    • 20 January 2013

    A guest post by Robert F I am a cyclist. To define more accurately, I am not a competitive cyclist, extreme cyclist or even much of a recreational cyclist nowadays. Just a cyclist. I cycle because it feels physically good, gets me happily from A to B and if that isn’t enough and you need

  • The Cycle Path to Happiness

    The Cycle Path to Happiness0

    • 21 December 2012

    An article by Simon Usborne, published in The Independent Tuesday 18 December 2012 Scientists are confirming what most cyclists instinctively know – that riding a bike has extraordinary effects on our brain chemistry Discover how the latest research is revealing more about the hidden benefits of riding a bike. Read about the unexpected improvements it

  • Hidden Treasures: Kendal School Bike Track

    Hidden Treasures: Kendal School Bike Track0

    • 2 December 2012

    Tucked away in northwest Christchurch is a unique cycle facility that could be the model for others in the city. Kendal School, a small primary school in Burnside, has constructed a 600m cycle track around its periphery. This provides its pupils with a fantastic facility to use during the school day. And outside of school

  • The AA does Cycling

    The AA does Cycling3

    • 28 October 2012

    You heard it right: the NZ Automobile Association, the champion of motorists in this country, has just released the latest issue of its Directions magazine, with a bumper crop of articles on cycling. And it’s rather nice… The issue includes a range of articles (many readable online) including: The advantages to everyone of getting more

  • Giving kids some freedom

    Giving kids some freedom0

    • 4 October 2012

    My last post was about how cycling can benefit older folks.  This one is dedicated to my nephew who is 3.   We need spaces and facilities that allow children to move around and play safely.  This great blog post on a blog dedicated to kids rather than to cycling says a lot.  The focus here

  • Cargo bikes

    Cargo bikes4

    • 30 September 2012

    I recently came across this article about how Europe was using more and more cargo bikes to replace delivery trucks … “A growing number of businesses are using cargo cycles, a move towards sustainable and free-flowing city traffic that is now strongly backed by public authorities. Research indicates that at least one quarter of all

  • I Like / I Don’t Like…

    I Like / I Don’t Like…1

    • 15 September 2012

    Well this idea seemed to garner a bit of comment on our sister blog Cycling In Auckland, so I thought I’d try it here: I LIKE the fact that I could go and take a whole bunch of photos for work the other day and do it all as part of a pleasant 30km bike

  • What do Cyclists want?

    What do Cyclists want?2

    • 4 September 2012

    What do Cyclists want? It depends on who you ask. People have differing opinions on what they want, in part dependent upon their own skills and experience. While it is not at all clear just what improvements in cycling infrastructure we will really get with the rebuilding of Christchurch many of us are interested in



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