• Ferry Road a link or a gauntlet for the Heathcote Expressway?

    Ferry Road a link or a gauntlet for the Heathcote Expressway?0

    This project was already consulted on in late 2016. While a real improvement, it fell short of CCC’s own Cycle Design Guidelines for a Major Cycle Route. Submissions received provided strong support along with requests to improve what was on offer. Business owners on the Ferry Road section complained that they would lose much needed

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  • Solutions to traffic queues

    Solutions to traffic queues0

    I was impressed with this image from a story on Aucklands traffic congestion which suggested Aucklanders spend 4 weeks a year stuck in traffic. It’s a great perspective with the queued traffic snarling to a standstill while the lone cyclist has plenty of space to zoom along having a great time. I do have to

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  • How dangerous is cycling in New Zealand?

    How dangerous is cycling in New Zealand?0

    Auckland researchers Michael Chieng, Hakkan Lai and Alistair Woodward have compared the risk of cycling with other common activities and found it to be relatively safe, so ask the good question ‘why is it perceived to be so dangerous’? The full paper can be found here and another perspective from Otago Uni public health expert Kate Sloane here. Their abstract is:

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  • Stop Fining Healthy Transport Protest Ride

    Stop Fining Healthy Transport Protest Ride0

    The issue of NZ law requiring compulsory wearing of helmets seems to pop up every few months particularly when a yet another piece of evidence emerges that they cause a lot more harm than good to the health of society. If this is an issue you would like to see debated more seriously, there is

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  • Mythbusting: “Hardly anyone cycles”

    Mythbusting: “Hardly anyone cycles”5

    Getting cycleways over the line in Christchurch (and the rest of New Zealand) has always been a difficult task, with various concerns about cost, car-parking, traffic restrictions, potential conflicts, you name it. It’s interesting to note though how often we still see someone complain that they don’t see the point because they “never” see any

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  • What price for a cycleway?

    What price for a cycleway?13

    One of the more contentious issues recently regarding Christchurch’s Major Cycleways revolved around the proposal to purchase two properties in Somerfield to create a new link between Roker and Barrington Streets as part of the Quarryman’s Trail cycleway. This option allows a quiet street route for the cycleway rather than the original concept for a

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