• Guest Photo of the Day: Hotel Bike Parking

    Guest Photo of the Day: Hotel Bike Parking0

    • 8 April 2017

    Regular contributor Robert sent in this photo that he thought was a nice sign of how things are changing. This was at the very swanky hotel, The George; as Robert said “I was impressed by this. Expected to need to find a tree or something.” Well done! Perhaps it shouldn’t be that surprising, as The

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  • Nor’West Arc Cycleway now due for consultation

    Nor’West Arc Cycleway now due for consultation0

    • 24 March 2017

    Simon Barnard has already introduced you to the latest Major Cycleway project out for consultation and aired his concerns. Here’s a bit more of a breakdown of what is proposed, to help you make a submission (which are due next Monday 27th). The Nor’West Arc cycleway will eventually swing all the way from Papanui through

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  • Guest Post: The Season for Cycleway Building Part Two

    Guest Post: The Season for Cycleway Building Part Two1

    • 23 March 2017

    Guest blogger Robert continues his observations on cycleway progress around the city: Rapanui / Shag Rock (Puari ki Rapanui) The first section of of this cycleway, which will link the CBD with the Coastal Pathway Project at Ferrymead, will eventually enable a reasonably direct and cycle friendly route to Sumner. Compared to the Papanui Parallel

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  • Solutions to traffic queues

    Solutions to traffic queues0

    • 17 March 2017

    I was impressed with this image from a story on Aucklands traffic congestion which suggested Aucklanders spend 4 weeks a year stuck in traffic. It’s a great perspective with the queued traffic snarling to a standstill while the lone cyclist has plenty of space to zoom along having a great time. I do have to

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  • How dangerous is cycling in New Zealand?

    How dangerous is cycling in New Zealand?0

    • 15 March 2017

    Auckland researchers Michael Chieng, Hakkan Lai and Alistair Woodward have compared the risk of cycling with other common activities and found it to be relatively safe, so ask the good question ‘why is it perceived to be so dangerous’? The full paper can be found here and another perspective from Otago Uni public health expert Kate Sloane here. Their abstract is:

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  • Photo of the Day: New CBD bike parking

    Photo of the Day: New CBD bike parking1

    • 16 February 2017

    We’re seeing a lot of great new cycleways popping up around town, but of course they won’t be much use if there’s nowhere to park your bike at the end of your ride. Fortunately, the City Council has been thinking about that question for some time (including some detailed analysis in their Central City Parking

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  • Guest Post: the season for cycleway building

    Guest Post: the season for cycleway building0

    • 12 February 2017

    Guest blogger Robert has been checking out the latest action in his neighbourhood: Well, the summer may not have been so great and already the morning temperatures are a bit autumnal but, since the New Year began, cycleway construction in Christchurch has ramped up with quite some intensity. Starting with picture progress on the Papanui

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  • Cycling in Los Angeles

    Cycling in Los Angeles0

    • 30 January 2017

    So, as mentioned a couple of weeks back, I recently visited Los Angeles briefly on my return from Washington DC. Instead of the usual rapid stopover at the airport, I took the opportunity for a 24-hour stay to have a quick look around some parts of the “City of Angels”. Given that this is an

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  • First look: Christchurch cycleways underway

    First look: Christchurch cycleways underway2

    • 19 January 2017

    Over this summer, there’s a lot of Major Cycleway action happening around Christchurch. Many of the cycleways won’t be completed until March-May, but already there are significant signs of progress – and even completed bits to ride on. Let’s have a look at how some of them are doing (note: these photos were actually taken

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  • Photo of the Day: Santa Monica Bikeway

    Photo of the Day: Santa Monica Bikeway0

    • 15 January 2017

    The blog posts have been a bit sparse of late; that’s because I have just spent the past week in Washington DC for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, a huge transportation conference of 14,000 (!) people (and more than a dozen sessions focused on cycling, with over 100 presentations). On my way home

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  • Photo of the Day: Avon River Precinct path

    Photo of the Day: Avon River Precinct path1

    • 5 January 2017

    One of the rebuild projects slowly taking shape in the central city is the Avon River Precinct. Already we’re seeing some really nice urban spaces around the Worcester-Cashel section of Oxford Tce. What’s not so clear yet is just how it’s supposed to work as a cycling corridor; there has been very little detail of

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  • Cycling in Christchurch 2016 – The cycling city continues to build

    Cycling in Christchurch 2016 – The cycling city continues to build4

    • 30 December 2016

    “Rebuild” – that term seems to have been in the local lexicon ever since the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes. And yet, more than ever, 2016 really felt like a year when the rebuild really was in full swing across Christchurch. I’ve enjoyed watching the remarkably rapid pace in which new and improved bits of the city

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