Cycle-friendly places vs People-friendly ones

You may have seen the new Cathedral Square concept plans released last week by Regenerate Christchurch. They have certainly generated lots of comment (positive and negative), and you might argue about the architectural merit of some of the development ideas. …

Chch Long Term Plan 2018-28: Submission time

It’s that time of the year when Councils around the country put our their budget plans for what they want to spend your precious rates (and other funding sources) on. In 2018, as is done every three years, that exercise …

Book Review: The Kiwi Cyclist’s Guide to Life

by Jane King (237pp., Bateman Publishing, 2017, Hardback $39.99 RRP)

First a caveat: I’m not big on mountain-biking, road biking, BMX, cyclo-cross, Nduro, etc; even cycle touring is a rare foray (although I’m planning to head over to the

Tram Tracks, Cycle Signals – Two local cycling surveys to do

There are a couple of public surveys on cycling topics currently out for Christchurch residents to fill in. See below for the details:

{Disclosure: my company is involved in doing the analysis for both surveys}

Survey on cycling tram-track incidents

Guest Post: Cogitations from a Person who counts other Persons Riding Bikes

Guest blogger Robert confesses about his ‘other life’…:

It began innocently enough.

The controversy of St Asaph Street cycleway. A little bit of anger perhaps that so many ‘experts’ in the comments section of The Press or on Facebook  would, …

A postcard from Melbourne

This post is long time coming; too many other distractions since, like Biketober… I was lucky to head across the ditch in September for a couple of week’s holiday in Australia. We started in Melbourne and then drove the coastal …

2017 in Review: Bikeways, Biketober, Bikelash…

Another year over; time to reflect on what has happened cycling-wise over the past 12 months in Christchurch, since our last review. And what a crazy, wild ride it has been…

We’ll start with the good stuff. And for …