• Photo of the Day: New CBD bike parking

    Photo of the Day: New CBD bike parking1

    • 16 February 2017

    We’re seeing a lot of great new cycleways popping up around town, but of course they won’t be much use if there’s nowhere to park your bike at the end of your ride. Fortunately, the City Council has been thinking about that question for some time (including some detailed analysis in their Central City Parking

  • Cycling in Los Angeles

    Cycling in Los Angeles0

    • 30 January 2017

    So, as mentioned a couple of weeks back, I recently visited Los Angeles briefly on my return from Washington DC. Instead of the usual rapid stopover at the airport, I took the opportunity for a 24-hour stay to have a quick look around some parts of the “City of Angels”. Given that this is an

  • Photo of the Day: The pub run – by bike

    Photo of the Day: The pub run – by bike0

    It’s the end of the working year for many; time to put your feet up and perhaps enjoy a favourite drink. It so happens that my work is located directly above a pub (handy for those “downstairs meeting room” appointments…), so I get to see many people celebrating the end of a day with a

  • A cycle-friendly hotel

    A cycle-friendly hotel2

    • 21 November 2016

    Being a cycle-friendly city means more than just providing some nice cycleways; all activities need to think about how they can support cycling in what they do. So it’s nice to see examples of businesses around Christchurch that have made the effort to incorporate biking. A few weeks ago, I had to travel across town

  • Victoria Street traffic changes

    Victoria Street traffic changes1

    • 23 May 2016

    The central city Accessible City transport works continue with a fairly contentious design proposed for the Victoria St corridor from Bealey Ave to Kilmore/Durham. As has typically been the case lately, there are good improvements planned for cycling as part of it, and even the little details look quite good… The main thrust of the

  • Guest Post: Statistics, Dollars, and the Intangible (Priceless) Benefits of Cycling

    Guest Post: Statistics, Dollars, and the Intangible (Priceless) Benefits of Cycling3

    • 15 January 2016

    Guest blogger Robert has a look at his wallet (and a few other measures) this week: It was good to see the recent post from Lennyboy sharing the reports of an increase in numbers of cycles using the shared Hagley Park cycle-way. And, by comparing usage of the new Matai Street/Deans Ave crossing with previous

  • Photo of the Day: Xmas Shopping by Bike

    Photo of the Day: Xmas Shopping by Bike4

    • 23 December 2015

    ‘Tis the season, and everyone is frantically rushing around getting their festive goodies. That tends to mean that traffic and parking get a bit crazy, which duly gets reported in the media (not that it’s really “news” if it happens every year…) You may have heard of the term “quaxing” (i.e. shopping without a car);

  • Guest Post: Know thy Customer – Look for Changes

    Guest Post: Know thy Customer – Look for Changes1

    Guest blogger Robert looks at some of the noise around the latest cycleway consultation in his neck of the woods: After 30 years of living in a particular location you do get a bit of a feel for the place. The Edgeware/St Albans area is our home and our community. In that thirty years you

  • Mythbusting: The business benefits of bikeways

    Mythbusting: The business benefits of bikeways10

    • 22 November 2015

    With the new Major Cycleways coming to Christchurch, a major trade-off in many locations will be the removal of on-street car-parking (either on one side or both) to provide enough space for separated bikeways. Already we are seeing some concerns being raised in both the Rapanui – Shag Rock and Papanui Parallel cycleway proposals about

  • Papanui Parallel Cycleway Consultation

    Papanui Parallel Cycleway Consultation5

    • 20 November 2015

    UPDATE: Another option has been added in at the south end and the closing date for submissions has been extended to Mon 14th December. Another week, another Major Cycleway consultation, it really is all on at the moment. The latest cycleway to be unveiled takes us north of the city – and it’s quite a

  • Where would you like some bike parking?

    Where would you like some bike parking?5

    • 1 November 2015

    Building wonderful new cycleways is all very well, but the effect is somewhat muted if you have nowhere to park your trusty steed when you get to the other end. Granted, there is often a pole or fence handy (and a kickstand on a bike is worth its weight in gold when you can just

  • Groningen and Zwolle – the best for cycling?

    Groningen and Zwolle – the best for cycling?0

    • 21 June 2015

    My final visits in The Netherlands were to two more northerly cities. Groningen (pop. 200,000) is often considered by many to be the best cycling city in The Netherlands with over half of all vehicle journeys made by bike (unfortunately too small a city to be rated by the folks at Copenhagenize). Meanwhile Zwolle (pop.



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