• Have mercy on me, a Health & Safety sinner

    Have mercy on me, a Health & Safety sinner14

    • 17 June 2016

    I was made to feel like an irresponsible criminal yesterday. My crime? I wanted to carry 3 lengths of stainless steel home on my bike for my latest bike trailer project. It was around 10kg worth of material in 3m long lengths that I planned to strap to the top bar of my bike, a

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  • Ferry Road Streetscape Improvements at Woolston Village

    Ferry Road Streetscape Improvements at Woolston Village0

    • 29 May 2016

    The City Council is continuing to churn out new street reconstruction proposals around the city; this time it’s the turn of Woolston Village on Ferry Rd to get a makeover. As usual lately, that includes some improvements to the environment for cycling. Woolston Village was one of the Council’s Suburban Masterplan revitalisation projects following the

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  • Have Your Say: Chch Annual Plan 2016-17

    Have Your Say: Chch Annual Plan 2016-171

    • 18 April 2016

    Every year the City Council reviews its intentions for what to spend its money on (and also how much it needs) in the form of its Annual Plan. Lurking in the background also is the ten-year Long-Term Plan (LTP) and this also gets reviewed regularly. This year, the Christchurch public get a chance to provide

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  • Isabelle (necessary on a bicycle?)

    Isabelle (necessary on a bicycle?)12

    • 18 March 2016

    An interesting initiative is being considered by the Christchurch City Council. Following a deputation to a Community Board by a dog walker, the Council has agreed to to promote and encourage the use of bells on bicycles. The concern is that, as cycling gets more popular with the development of the Major Cycleways, there will

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  • The Subtle Art of Supporting Cycleways

    The Subtle Art of Supporting Cycleways1

    • 1 March 2016

    There’s been a flurry of letters lately in The Press about cycleways. While many of them have been grumbling about some aspect of the proposed Major Cycleways, it’s heartening to see a few firing back with their support for them. It got me wondering whether politicians take much notice of these as another indicator of

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  • Guest Post: Sunshine on St Albans

    Guest Post: Sunshine on St Albans1

    • 15 February 2016

    Regular correspondent Robert has been sounding out the locals about cycleways… Over the past few weeks I have attended several meetings in my local area as part of the consultation process for the proposed Papanui Parallel Cycleway (NB: being discussed by Council’s Infrastructure Committee this Tuesday). This will allow a mostly separated pathway to take

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  • Outside the new bus interchange – what’s it like for cycling?

    Outside the new bus interchange – what’s it like for cycling?7

    • 5 December 2015

    A little while back I showed you some of the great facilities inside the new central city bus interchange, such as covered bike parking and easy access to buses. Now I’d like to show you some of the facilities immediately outside the interchange – some of which have gained a bit of notoriety (even before

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  • Guest Post: Know thy Customer – Look for Changes

    Guest Post: Know thy Customer – Look for Changes1

    • 27 November 2015

    Guest blogger Robert looks at some of the noise around the latest cycleway consultation in his neck of the woods: After 30 years of living in a particular location you do get a bit of a feel for the place. The Edgeware/St Albans area is our home and our community. In that thirty years you

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  • Mythbusting: What a Safe Passing Rule Means

    Mythbusting: What a Safe Passing Rule Means2

    • 13 November 2015

    Since the Cycle Safety Panel report came out, there has been a lot of attention focused on one particular recommendation in it – introducing a mandatory minimum lateral clearance distance when passing someone riding a bike. As is often the case when these things hit the media, a frenzy of hysteria and misunderstanding gets whipped

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  • Cycling and the Law: What is a “Cycle”?

    Cycling and the Law: What is a “Cycle”?3

    • 29 October 2015

    This is the start of a planned series of articles to help readers understand some of the legal ins and outs of cycling in NZ. I get lots of questions about this, and clearly there is a bit of confusion and misunderstanding on some matters, so I thought I’d try to fill in some of

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  • Progress on Cycle Safety Panel Recommendations

    Progress on Cycle Safety Panel Recommendations0

    • 22 September 2015

    There wasn’t a lot of fanfare, but just before last Christmas the final Cycle Safety Panel report was presented to the Government. You will recall that this came from the national group of experts convened by NZTA and the Ministry of Transport to make recommendations aimed at improving our relatively poor record in cycling safety

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  • Transport Minister launches Uni-Cycle Matai St section

    Transport Minister launches Uni-Cycle Matai St section0

    • 31 August 2015

    It might be not quite complete yet, but Transport Minister Simon Bridges rolled into town on Friday to help celebrate the opening of the first section of Christchurch’s Major Cycleway Programme, along Matai St East. This section was one of the “quick start” works of the national Urban Cycleways Programme, two-thirds funded by the Government.

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