• Guest Post: Would you like a bike rack with that?

    Guest Post: Would you like a bike rack with that?0

    • 22 September 2016

    Jo Clendon from Bikes Welcome has an important message for you: Bike parking is a small but significant enabler of everyday cycling.  Intrepid cyclists make do with improvised bike parking, but most prefer safe, secure and quality bike parking.  It says “[big smile] hey, you and your bike are welcome here”.  So we like bike

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  • Photo of the Day: Central City Sharrows

    Photo of the Day: Central City Sharrows9

    The rebuild continues apace in the central city, and that includes the Accessible City transport plans. While some of that includes separated cycle facilities like those seen on Tuam St and south Colombo St, other parts rely on traffic-calmed (30 km/h) shared streets to get around by bike. So it was interesting to see these

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  • Suburban Car Parking and the Bike

    Suburban Car Parking and the Bike1

    • 14 September 2016

    It seems to be the subject that you can’t get away from when talking about any development in town. The latest Metro Sports Facility plans pop up for example, and all I hear on social media is “where will we park?” (never mind that it clearly shows off-street parking areas, and three Major Cycleway routes

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  • Victoria Street Denial

    Victoria Street Denial8

    • 11 September 2016

    Once upon a time earthquakes shook up Christchurch. With the central city destroyed, Share an Idea seized on the opportunity to rebuild a city for people, a cycle friendly 21st century sustainable city. The broad community envisioned a creative and life-affirming response to the quakes. It did not take long for car-centred politicians to respond

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  • Guest Post: Hawkes Bay – Lovin’ the Network

    Guest Post: Hawkes Bay – Lovin’ the Network2

    Guest blogger Robert has been visiting Hawkes Bay… Sometimes during the debate “are cycleways a good thing for Christchurch” it is easy to point to the great cycling cities of Europe, such as Copenhagen or Amsterdam. Then to argue that, once the cycleway network is completed, all will be well and wonderful in the city

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  • Photo of the Day: Hook Turn Signs

    Photo of the Day: Hook Turn Signs4

    • 26 August 2016

    Although we’ve had hook turn boxes at intersections in Christchurch for a few years, it may not always be obvious on approach that they’re there for your use. So a new advance information sign has now been approved in New Zealand, and the first ones have shown up in downtown Christchurch: The new signs show

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  • Flashback: Portland Neighbourhood Greenways

    Flashback: Portland Neighbourhood Greenways3

    • 21 August 2016

    A number of the recent proposed Major Cycleways are using “neighbourhood greenway” treatments, including Rapanui/Shag Rock, Papanui Parallel, and Uni-Cycle. Most people understand the concepts of separated cycleways and shared paths that are being used for many other Major Cycleway sections. But what exactly is a neighbourhood greenway (NG) and how does it work? We’ve

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  • Shouldering the burden

    Shouldering the burden6

    • 16 August 2016

    Around the outskirts of Christchurch, there are many “urban-fringe” roads that are popular both as recreational and commuting cycling routes. However, they are definitely not for the faint-hearted on a bike, because often they have some rather negligible shoulders provided for riding on. Coupled with higher speed limits, this introduces a worrying risk. In many

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  • Can we put cyclists through Lyttelton Tunnel?

    Can we put cyclists through Lyttelton Tunnel?7

    A post currently doing the rounds on Facebook is once again raising the possibility of getting bikes through the Lyttelton Road Tunnel under their own steam. At present, the 52-year-old tunnel only allows bikes that are attached to the racks of the buses that go through. On the very odd occasion, people walking and cycling

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  • Guest Post: The good, the bad, the ugly of Chch cycleways

    Guest Post: The good, the bad, the ugly of Chch cycleways1

    • 7 August 2016

    Guest blogger Robert recently went and had a look at the new Wigram overbridge and mused on other bits of our network… Well, a lot can happen in ten weeks for sure. Having reported on June 15th that the Wigram-Magdala bridge project would be completed during October, what a surprise to read on Stuff that

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  • Photo of the Day: Chch Adventure Park Progress

    Photo of the Day: Chch Adventure Park Progress0

    • 4 August 2016

    While we bemoan how long it takes to build things like a conference centre (or at least do something with the Cathedral…), it’s great to see that the exciting new mountain-bike adventure park in the Port Hills is continuing full steam ahead. Reports have been popping out about the project, as it tracks ahead of

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  • First Look: Wigram-Magdala Overbridge

    First Look: Wigram-Magdala Overbridge5

    • 1 August 2016

    A few weeks back, guest blogger Robert reported on his observations near the Wigram-Magdala overbridge under construction. The official completion date was given as October. So it was a pleasant surprise to all to find that the new overbridge from Magdala Place (and Birmingham/Annex) to Wigram Rd opened this weekend. While that will no doubt

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