• Guest Post: Cycling North East Chch: Part Two – What Could Be

    Guest Post: Cycling North East Chch: Part Two – What Could Be2

    • 4 November 2015

    Guest blogger Robert is back with further ideas for cycling in his neighbourhood: Perhaps it is wishful thinking but I hope one day there will be a press release from Christchurch City Council which goes something like …… ‘Major Cycleways for Christchurch – 13 are just the beginning‘ OK, not for a while yet but,

  • Little River Link Cycleway consultation

    Little River Link Cycleway consultation4

    • 25 October 2015

    We’re starting to see a few more of the Major Cycleways taking shape now, at least on paper. The first of a number of significant cycleways coming soon is now out for consultation; the Little River Link connections through Addington and Middleton. This $6 million project features 1.4km of new cycleway, 1.0km of improved cycleway, and

  • Guest Post: Cycling North East Chch: Part One – The Pros

    Guest Post: Cycling North East Chch: Part One – The Pros0

    • 13 October 2015

    Our regular guest writer Robert has been doing some more exploring in his part of the city: There is plenty to like about jumping on the bike and exploring the NE quadrant of the city, the suburbs of Shirley, Mairehau, Burwood, North Shore, Parklands, Marshland, North New Brighton, Avonside, Dallington and Wainoni. For starters, the

  • Help us out – Where can you bike in your suburb?

    Help us out – Where can you bike in your suburb?1

    • 11 October 2015

    Some of our most popular pages on Cycling in Chch (especially on the weekends) are the ones giving ideas for Where to Ride in Chch and specific info about favourites like McLeans Forest and Westburn Reserve. This tells me that plenty of people want to know more about places where they and their friends/families can

  • Guest Post: Urban Cycling and Urban Planning. Friends or Foes?

    Guest Post: Urban Cycling and Urban Planning. Friends or Foes?0

    • 1 October 2015

    Our regular correspondent Robert reports to us from out of town… At the time that Lennyboy posted his final reflections on Europe, I was in Rotorua mainly to play tourist but also to ride part of the magnificent Te Ara Ahi, Thermal By Bike cycle trail. Re-reading the rather scathing picture about the CBD of

  • Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

    Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail0

    • 19 August 2015

    It’s been a while between posts; sorry about that. I had some deadlines and then had a few days out of town in the Mackenzie District. No cycling down there, but lots of fun nevertheless (I highly recommend the Mt John observatory!). And maybe next time I might bring my bike… While we were there

  • Money galore for cycleways

    Money galore for cycleways1

    • 27 June 2015

    It probably felt like Christmas this week for many people who cycle in New Zealand (although they may have been surprised who Father Christmas was…). On Thursday, the Government announced the remaining allocation of projects for the $100 million Urban Cycleways Fund, and there were plenty of cities celebrating their success in receiving some of

  • Arnhem and Nijmegen – Twin Cycling Cities

    Arnhem and Nijmegen – Twin Cycling Cities2

    • 18 June 2015

    My Dutch cycling adventures continued with a visit to see two cities that are only ~18km apart and working hard to improve their cycling provision even further (do they ever stop…?). Arnhem and Nijmegen both have about 150,000 people each, in the southeast of The Netherlands. Within both cities there is plenty going on, but

  • Have your Say – Riccarton Road improvements

    Have your Say – Riccarton Road improvements1

    • 16 May 2015

    Time is running out to have your say about proposed plans for changes to Riccarton Rd. Although mainly promoted as a “bus priority” project, there’s actually a lot of implications for cycling down there too. Riccarton is probably the busiest bus corridor in the whole city; in the peak hour that can mean over 50

  • Central City Cycling: Something Old, Something New

    Central City Cycling: Something Old, Something New3

    • 27 April 2015

    This week there are two things happening that might be of interest if you are a regular rider in the central city: The repairs to the earthquake damaged Antigua Street Footbridge repairs are almost finished and it will be opening again this week. For the many people who used to regularly use this key walking/biking

  • Guest Post: Meanwhile, back in St Albans/Papanui…

    Guest Post: Meanwhile, back in St Albans/Papanui…3

    • 17 April 2015

    Another report from the home trenches, courtesy of guest blogger, Robert: Lennyboy is on a voyage of discovery and comprehensive fact finding journey. Please do not read this to mean “taxpayer funded junket” (editor’s note: especially when my consulting earnings are paying for half of it…); that term is reserved exclusively for politicians and their

  • Study Abroad – First Stop: London

    Study Abroad – First Stop: London2

    • 6 April 2015

    Greetings from the UK! It’s been three days since I touched down in London for the start of a three month sabbatical (study leave) in Europe. As well as meeting up with various colleagues and working on a few papers and projects, I’ll be taking advantage of the time to also have a good look



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