• Ferry Road a link or a gauntlet for the Heathcote Expressway?

    Ferry Road a link or a gauntlet for the Heathcote Expressway?0

    This project was already consulted on in late 2016. While a real improvement, it fell short of CCC’s own Cycle Design Guidelines for a Major Cycle Route. Submissions received provided strong support along with requests to improve what was on offer. Business owners on the Ferry Road section complained that they would lose much needed

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  • Historic Southern Cyclist Magazine article on Auckland Harbour Bridge Crossing

    Historic Southern Cyclist Magazine article on Auckland Harbour Bridge Crossing2

    A friend was cleaning out his garage and handed me a box of Southern Cyclist magazines dating from 1979 to 1988. I haven’t had much time to look through yet but the July 1979 issue had a very interesting read on a bike crossing of the Auckland Harbour Bridge where bridge authorities rammed four of

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  • Suburban Car Parking and the Bike

    Suburban Car Parking and the Bike1

    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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  • Mapping Christchurch’s Cycleways

    Mapping Christchurch’s Cycleways5

    As the cycleway programme springs into full bloom, more people are getting out on their bikes and exploring new parts of the city (at least, new by bike). So how do you know what the ever-changing cycle network looks like where you’re going? Fortunately Transport for Christchurch (TfC) are maintaining a great online map that

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  • Guest Post: Sunshine on St Albans

    Guest Post: Sunshine on St Albans1

    Regular correspondent Robert has been sounding out the locals about cycleways… Over the past few weeks I have attended several meetings in my local area as part of the consultation process for the proposed Papanui Parallel Cycleway (NB: being discussed by Council’s Infrastructure Committee this Tuesday). This will allow a mostly separated pathway to take

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  • Timely street maintenance is important for cycling

    Timely street maintenance is important for cycling1

    The first week I was back in Christchurch after my overseas travels was a bitterly cold July one, with lots of ice and frost about. The City Council’s contractors, to their credit, spread lots of grit down on the main traffic routes around the city, to minimise crashes. Fair enough, it’s important to be pro-active

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  • Park(ing) day Friday 18th Sept

    Park(ing) day Friday 18th Sept1

    Rent a car park in Central City on 18th Sept and transform it into a PARK (enjoyable public open space). Gapfiller are doing some things around the commons including RAD Bikes and ICECycles doing some free bike maintenance, there could be the bike blender from cycletrailers.co.nz making some free smoothies, and lots of other activities

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  • The Climate Kilometre Grand Parade 16th Sept

    The Climate Kilometre Grand Parade 16th Sept0

    Jump on your bikes, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades and join Generation Zero in a 1km-long celebration of zero carbon transport, in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November. This event is being held in conjunction with Pole To Paris, as part of the UC Sustainability Community‘s Eco Week. The Parade will

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  • Feedback Needed: Dyers Pass Rd Cycling Survey

    Feedback Needed: Dyers Pass Rd Cycling Survey4

    Thanks for all your feedback! This survey has now closed. Following on from recent discussions with the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board (and partly spurred on by the recent Alex Mann case), it looks like a workshop will be organised with key stakeholders to discuss issues and potential solutions for cycling on Dyers Pass Rd. To help

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  • How to Deal with Cycling on Social Media

    How to Deal with Cycling on Social Media2

    I have to admit: sometimes I can get a bit addicted when a big cycling issue pops up on a public social media site, such as Facebook, Stuff.co.nz, TradeMe Messageboard, and so on. Many of you know what it’s like: the ranting begins over a cycling topic (sometimes even when it seemed quite non-controversial) and

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  • Bus-Bike Road User Workshop – Wed 8th July

    Bus-Bike Road User Workshop – Wed 8th July0

    We’ve mentioned in the past the great initiatives by CAN, the Cycling Advocates Network, to run “Road User Workshops” around the country targeted at bus and truck safety with cycling. Coming up soon is a new Workshop here in Christchurch for local bus drivers and cyclists to get together and better understand each others’ perspectives.

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  • Alex Mann fined for impeding traffic while cycling on Dyers Pass

    Alex Mann fined for impeding traffic while cycling on Dyers Pass3

    Here are facts as extracted from the police statement to the court and discussion with Alex Mann. Extract from the Police statement On 14th May Alex Mann was convicted in the District Court of impeding traffic while biking up Dyers Pass Road. The incident occurred on 2nd October 2014 at 1.35pm, just before the turnoff

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