Flashback Friday: How did a 50-year-old get back into cycling?

As someone who is veering rather close to his 50th birthday soon, I am glad that I have activities like biking to help keep me in good shape as I get older. I’ve been biking essentially most of my adult

Locky Dock stations popping up around town

A few months back we informed you about an exciting new development for bike parking about to happen in Christchurch – “Locky Docks“. Essentially they are free secure bike/scooter parking stations scattered around the central city that also …

Flashback Friday – Wanted: New Bloggers and Guest Posts

Ever since we started this website 8 years ago, this seems like a regular call to arms – please help to share your cycling experiences! As other focuses and priorities get in my life, churning out yet another blogpost for

Flashback Friday: Christchurch’s Riskiest Intersections for Cycling?

Before the cycleway programme started getting rolled out in Chch, the local media didn’t really help things by regularly coming up with various “cycle safety” angles for news items. This article, originally from Apr 2013, is a case in

ECan Forgets about Bicycles

ECan’s Annual Plan is up for consultation until 25 March.

Spokes Canterbury has their draft sub up for those with an interest. http://www.spokes.org.nz/2020/03/ecan-annual-plan-2020/

With the new elected ECan Board there is the chance to get cycling back into their consciousness. …

Christchurch Annual Plan and More Community Boards

Nb: Papanui Innes residents and riders your Community Board only gave 11 days for submissions. It is due on Monday March 2nd. The rest vary from 6 to 9 March. The Annual Plan gives you to 2 April.

The consultations …

Flashback Friday – Handy Tips: Sharing those Pathways

While separated cycleways are certainly nice, often we still have to make use of facilities that are shared with pedestrians and other path users (e-scooters more often than not these days…). Some of the new pathways are definitely much better

Flashback Friday – 100 Blog Posts: What should the next 100 cover?

Back in Dec 2012, Cycling in Chch had already racked up 100 posts – quite a prolific rate of blogging, as is often the case when you start something and are all enthusiastic. We certainly haven’t managed that rate

Flashback Friday: Public Bikes for Christchurch?

With all the car/bike/scooter sharing schemes available these days (partly thanks to clever apps on our smartphones), it’s hard to remind ourselves that only a few years ago these were all pie-in-the-sky ideas, certainly in NZ. As reported back in

Council Rates and MCR’s 101

With the local elections the issue of rates has been raised. What raises or lowers rates? What impact have the Major Cycle Routes(MCR’s) had on rates. Councillors Mike Davidson and Vicki Buck have offered some information.

Mike Davidson FB post

Flashback Friday: Going our separate ways…

They might be rather commonplace now around Christchurch, but seven years ago there weren’t too many separated cycleways of any form (Tennyson St being the notable exception). But trials were starting of simple forms of separator like posts and low-rise