Christchurch’s Riskiest Intersections for Cycling?

Hot on the heels of the recent cycling fatalities in Christchurch, and with the potential for massive new investment in cycleways in Christchurch, The Press has come up with an “interesting” article looking at where the “riskiest” intersections for cycling

Christchurch cycling – Copenhagen style

Another piece of the puzzle looks like it’s falling into place with the production of the draft Cycle Design Guide by the Christchurch City Council. This was presented to Council’s Environment & Infrastructure Committee on Thursday, who broadly endorsed it …

Clever Cycling Stuff: Hook Turn Boxes

Here’s another nifty cycling tool that’s starting to pop up more around Christchurch: hook turn boxes. These innocuous little painted boxes at intersections help people cycling make that trickiest of manoeuvres – the right-hand turn.

So what’s a hook turn? …

The World’s Most Bicycle Friendly Cities

A closely related organisation to Cycling in Christchurch is Spokes Canterbury, who amongst other things advocate for better infrastructure to encourage more people to cycle more often. They have recently adopted a goal of making Christchurch one of the …

Some Bike Ideas from Washington DC

Greetings from Washington DC! I’m attending the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting here this week. Actually, “meeting” is a bit of a misnomer; TRB is easily the largest transportation conference in the world, with over 11,000 delegates attending and …

Book Review: Everyday Cycling in Aotearoa New Zealand

by Alastair Smith (185pp., Awa Press, Wellington, RRP $35)

Here’s something that might be handy as a Xmas stocking-filler!

Over the years I have collected a variety of books on cycling for transport and urban cycle commuting. Invariably they …