• Guest Post: One Ride, Two Cycleways, Many Options

    Guest Post: One Ride, Two Cycleways, Many Options4

    Guest blogger Robert contemplates a Sunday well spent… It was billed as a Spokes Submission ride on Sunday Dec 11th to check out details for the currently consulted Heathcote Expressway and Rapanui-Shag Rock (Stage 2-3) Cycleways (described as a leisurely two hour ride out to the Heathcote and return). It evolved into a four-hour masterclass

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  • Rapanui / Shag Rock cycleway consultation continues

    Rapanui / Shag Rock cycleway consultation continues1

    The consultation season continues with another Major Cycleway out for consideration. While work is underway to start constructing Stage 1 of the Rapanui / Shag-Rock cycleway, plans for Stages 2 & 3 are now publicly available. This takes the cycleway from its current terminus at Linwood Park out through Woolston and Charlesworth to join the

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  • Cycling postcards from Tauranga

    Cycling postcards from Tauranga2

    Last week I spent the week in Tauranga while attending the TRAFINZ Conference, focused around local authority transport. Staying on for the weekend, I was able to have a good look around the city (which I hadn’t visited in 15 years) and see how it was doing in terms of transport and particularly cycling. Tauranga

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  • Guest Post: Boilers Stoked – Full Steam Ahead

    Guest Post: Boilers Stoked – Full Steam Ahead0

    Here’s another guest post from local regular Robert: The post from Lennyboy on October 13th would have lifted the spirits of any wannabe cycleway enthusiast. Since a picture can tell a 1000 words, here is the evidence that what was reported in this post is indeed true. All photos were taken during the first week

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  • Northern Line Cycleway consultation

    Northern Line Cycleway consultation1

    Hot on the heels of the Quarryman’s Trail cycleway consultation, another Major Cycle Route is also currently seeking public feedback. The Northern Line cycleway will take the existing much-loved Railway Cycleway and extend it further north and south, all the way from Addington to Northwood. Essentially there are three main bits to this consultation: An

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  • Cycling insights from North America

    Cycling insights from North America4

    One of my colleagues, Megan Fowler, has just returned from a five-week study tour of North American cities, courtesy of an IPENZ Transportation Group Study Award. Megan’s focus during her tour was to look at how cycling is catered for at signalised intersections; as I’ve shown you previously, there are a growing interest in these

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  • Waimakariri District Walking/Cycling Strategy

    Waimakariri District Walking/Cycling Strategy8

    Immediately north of Christchurch, our nearest neighbours Waimakariri District are also getting into the cycling swing of things. While many people have been focused on the many cycleways happening across Christchurch, the Govt’s Urban Cycleways Programme is also delivering some cycle facilities north of the Waimakariri River as well. With that in mind, the District

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  • Quarryman’s Trail consultation out now

    Quarryman’s Trail consultation out now4

    As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, there are now a number of cycleway projects under construction or out for consultation. One of those in the latter group is the Quarryman’s Trail, stretching from central city all the way out to Halswell. You can now have the chance to have your say on the

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  • Photo of the Day: St Asaph Cycleway

    Photo of the Day: St Asaph Cycleway2

    Anyone who has been around the southern part of the central city lately can’t help but notice the road construction work along St Asaph St. A key part of this street reconstruction is the creation of a westbound one-way cycleway to parallel the eastbound one on Tuam St. Parts of it are starting to take

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  • Hidden Treasures: Chch Northern Railway Cycleway

    Hidden Treasures: Chch Northern Railway Cycleway5

    Long before the Major Cycleways were even a consideration, the Railway Cycleway was Christchurch’s original separated cycleway. Following the northern rail corridor, it provides an almost uninterrupted riding experience from Riccarton to Northcote. The Christchurch Railway Cycleway was developed in stages, with the northern sections the first to appear. Slowly the route headed south towards

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  • Lots of Major Cycleway action underway

    Lots of Major Cycleway action underway0

    Spring is upon us and it seems also the Major Cycleway action season. Almost all at once, there is a flurry of both consultation and construction activity starting up on a number of cycleway routes across the city. The Christchurch City Council has lots of details on their website now about the different routes, and

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  • Guest Photo of the Day: Helmores Lane Bridge

    Guest Photo of the Day: Helmores Lane Bridge1

    Regular contributor Robert has provided today’s photo – we welcome other photographic contributions! With all the focus on the Major Cycleways, sometimes it’s easy to forget the little wins. Most people’s cycle journeys will extend beyond a fancy cycleway and so the connecting local routes are just as important to join the dots – especially

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