Cycling in Chch 2019: More bikeways, more bikes, more bother…

It’s almost the end of another year so, as we get to enjoy our various festivities, let’s take a gander back over what happened in 2019…

Back at the end of 2018, we were musing about the continuing growth …

Flashback Friday: The 1000-Day Challenge

When we think about how long it is taking to deliver the much promised convention centre, multi-use arena/stadium, and metro sports centre (to say nothing of inner-city housing), getting things done here in a three-year timeframe seems

New Census travel stats out for Christchurch – cycling up… or down?

It seems like forever since the 2018 Census was held; thanks to the myriad of issues encountered when an unusually large proportion of people failed to complete it, we have been waiting a long time for any semi-useful information.

As …

Flashback Friday: Will Christchurch be an Accessible City for Cycling?

If you think about all of the features of the new central city (including the “controversial” ones like St Asaph St and the 30km/h speed limit…), then they had their genesis in a transport plan released seven years ago by

Flashback Friday: Googling your Way around Town by Bike

These days, using your smart device for wayfinding seems almost second-nature to many, even when on a bike. But seven years ago, it was pretty cool when the traditionally car-centric Google Maps first provided directions for biking around Christchurch (albeit

Flashback Friday: Public Bikes for Christchurch?

With all the car/bike/scooter sharing schemes available these days (partly thanks to clever apps on our smartphones), it’s hard to remind ourselves that only a few years ago these were all pie-in-the-sky ideas, certainly in NZ. As reported back in

Biketober 2019 is Here!

It’s about that time when I usually preview what’s coming up biking-wise over the coming month. However, when that particular month is October then it’s no ordinary month – it’s Biketober! Yes, for the third year running, you’re in …