• Moving house by bicycle

    Moving house by bicycle0

    • 20 August 2012

    Ok so this is just a dolls house, but it did have to go off to the city mission to unclutter our house and its pretty awkward to put on the carrier of my bike. No worries for a bike trailer though. Actually I have heard of teams 10 or so enthusiastic cyclists with large

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  • Cycling improvements in the central zone

    Cycling improvements in the central zone1

    • 19 August 2012

    Has anyone else noticed that the cyclists at the beginning of the ‘Introducing the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan’ video are not wearing helmets? I was expecting a huge outcry, in the same way we had in Auckland when the new Big little city video was released showing a lidless rider … but no. And then

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  • Banana box challenge take-2

    Banana box challenge take-20

    • 5 August 2012

    It’s scary how much stuff we need to put into boxes. I had another trip to the supermarket this time with the large 3 wheel bike trailer to carry boxes on and managed to get 24 boxes on without even getting close to looking like some of those crazy loads they do in asia. I

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  • Bike Rack Competition Ministry of Awesome

    Bike Rack Competition Ministry of Awesome0

    • 30 July 2012

    Ministry of Awesome are running a bike rack design competition, the winner of which will be built and installed in Cashel Mall. If you want to vote for your favourite go to here. If you’d like to vote for my bee & butterfly design check out steves bee design

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  • The banana box challenge

    The banana box challenge0

    • 26 July 2012

    I’m sure this could become an internationally acclaimed event whose popularity rivals the Tour De France. How many banana boxes can you fit on one pedal powered vehicle and keep them there while cycling for three kilometers over potholed road surfaces? Anyone want to be part of an inaugural event later this year (preferably not

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  • ICECycles free bike workshop a success

    ICECycles free bike workshop a success2

    • 24 July 2012

    The ninth Inner City East Cycles (ICECycles) free bike maintenance workshop went very well on Saturday 21 July at Delta Community house. The team of volunteers repaired 57 bikes and gave away 17 bikes to appreciative attendees, bringing the total number of repairs to over 300, and 150 bikes given away.  There is a story

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  • Cycling Missing in the Neighbourhoods

    Cycling Missing in the Neighbourhoods0

    • 24 July 2012

    “Suburban Nation – The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream” Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck 10th Anniversary Edition North Point Press 2010 Suburban Nation is three architects’ vision for how our burgeoning population can be housed more efficiently, humanely and sustainably. Much of what they have to offer is

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  • The new old

    The new old3

    • 19 July 2012

    Could this be a good idea for the rebuild? By MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. The Bike Hanger is an essential facility for the city of Seoul which aims to increase its bicycle-friendliness. The facility is not only low-maintenance and environmentally friendly, but by being installed in between buildings it takes advantage of many of the underutilized spaces

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  • Cyclopolitan

    Cyclopolitan1

    • 8 July 2012

    For some time now I have needed a new word. When I tell people that I ride a bike, they instantly think ‘Cyclist’ and imagine me in head-to-toe lycra – this is not a good thing. I would not wish this on anyone and, being a lady of a certain age, I feel quite ‘undressed’

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  • What can we Learn from Vancouver?

    What can we Learn from Vancouver?0

    • 23 June 2012

    Nearly three years ago, our mayor Bob Parker went on a fact-finding visit to America’s “Pacific Northwest” to check out public transport in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. The light rail debate continues to rage on back in here in Christchurch, but it’s a pity he didn’t pay more attention to some of the

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  • Cycling in Christchurch launched!

    Cycling in Christchurch launched!0

    • 12 May 2012

    The launching of Cycling in Christchurch has been one of those thoughts, with a ‘good idea’ tag, that has lurked around in the depths of my brain for a while. Then the other day a few stars aligned and I decided the time for action had arrived! So here it is. This website joins the very

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