• Should Cycling be allowed in the Botanic Gardens?

    Should Cycling be allowed in the Botanic Gardens?2

    • 19 June 2016

    The Christchurch Botanic Gardens are the jewel in the crown that is our wonderful Hagley Park. On display there are a huge selection of interesting plants and flowers, both around the grounds and inside the numerous conservatories. When my kids were younger, the Gardens were also a great place to take the family, be it

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  • Where should we have lower speed limits?

    Where should we have lower speed limits?7

    • 12 June 2016

    The City Council is currently undertaking their (usually) biennial review of speed limits around the city and are seeking feedback on them. Most of the proposed changes are located around the periphery of the urban limits, where roads are gradually changing their nature from rural to more urban as developments extend further out. Typically these

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  • Guest Post: Cycling in Adelaide – An Update

    Guest Post: Cycling in Adelaide – An Update1

    • 6 June 2016

    Guest blogger Robert has been visiting our neighbours across the ditch: It is two years since the Velo-City Global 2014 International Cycling Conference in Adelaide was held. Along with the other inspiring posts from Adelaide written by Lennyboy at the time, the impression was clear that there was certainly a lot to be happy about

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  • Guest Post: Should kids be able to ride on the footpath?

    Guest Post: Should kids be able to ride on the footpath?7

    • 25 May 2016

    Here’s an interesting guest topic from Jo Clendon: Do you cycle with kids?  Do you sometimes let them ride on the footpath? Perhaps you’ve seen or heard in the news about my campaign to make cycling on the footpaths legal for children, their accompanying adults, seniors and the disabled.  If not, you can watch or

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  • Guest Post: A Cycling Dogma

    Guest Post: A Cycling Dogma0

    • 22 May 2016

    Guest blogger Catherine shares some of her thoughts about the key factors that influence her daily choice to commute by bike: I developed a cycling dogma! It’s taken time to create, but here it is: Cycling offers me freedom like nothing else. Talk about being one with nature! You are part of nature when you

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  • Bike to the Future Awards now open

    Bike to the Future Awards now open0

    • 15 May 2016

    It’s nearly time to honour some of the best initiatives for cycling around the country. In previous years, the Cycling Action Network have held their Cycle-Friendly Awards to celebrate great cycling efforts. This year, the NZ Transport Agency have joined the party and rebranded the exercise as the Bike to the Future Awards, and nominations

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  • What are your current Chch cycle safety concerns?

    What are your current Chch cycle safety concerns?19

    • 26 April 2016

    I’ve been involved in a few recent discussions with the City Council about current cycle safety issues in the city; it is of course an ongoing issue in the city. To help inform me, I thought I’d have a look at some recent crash data, and I figured that many readers might also be interested

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  • Another look at Auckland: Shared Paths

    Another look at Auckland: Shared Paths2

    I talked a few weeks ago about the latest cycling developments up in the City of Sails, aka Auckland. One more issue that they are still grappling with, particularly as cycle numbers boom up there, is the heavy use of shared pathways for walking, cycling and any other “active travellers”. Many existing shared pathways were

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  • Guest Post: Coffee, Cycling and Culture

    Guest Post: Coffee, Cycling and Culture2

    • 12 April 2016

    Guest blogger Robert muses on the “eternal triangle” of life: Cycling, Coffee and Culture.  It’s a Kiwi Thing , eh bro’… Well, perhaps not quite as stated but certainly New Zealanders, and in particular those immigrants who made Christchurch their home for the hundred plus thirty odd years from 1869 onward when the first bikes

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  • Photo of the Day: Central City 30km/h

    Photo of the Day: Central City 30km/h2

    • 29 March 2016

    The last two weeks have been a little bit frustrating as we have been trying to get our website onto a new site and make a few layout changes as well. There’s still some layout tweaks to go, but at least we’re live again! The last two weeks may have also been interesting for those of you who ride in central Christchurch, thanks to the latest addition:

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  • Photo of the Day: Hagley Park Path Works

    Photo of the Day: Hagley Park Path Works1

    • 12 February 2016

    We’ve had the odd grumble in the past about contractors not thinking about bikes when doing works, and there’s still plenty of recent examples for them to work on. So it was rather a surprise last week when riding through South Hagley Park to come across this (excuse the glare off the reflectors): Currently work

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  • Cycling Postcards from Australia

    Cycling Postcards from Australia7

    • 2 February 2016

    Last week I returned from a 10-day family holiday to the east coast of Australia, travelling around between Brisbane and Sydney. Being on holiday (and doing most of the driving), I didn’t take too many cycling-related pictures (see a few below), but nevertheless I was able to get another useful look at how Australian towns

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