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

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

    • 26 March 2017

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ferry Road Streetscape Improvements at Woolston Village

    Ferry Road Streetscape Improvements at Woolston Village0

    • 29 May 2016

    The City Council is continuing to churn out new street reconstruction proposals around the city; this time it’s the turn of Woolston Village on Ferry Rd to get a makeover. As usual lately, that includes some improvements to the environment for cycling. Woolston Village was one of the Council’s Suburban Masterplan revitalisation projects following the

  • 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

  • Rapanui / Shag Rock Cycleway Alternate Route Consultation

    Rapanui / Shag Rock Cycleway Alternate Route Consultation1

    • 20 February 2016

    Late last year we presented details about the consultations for the Papanui Parallel and Rapanui / Shag Rock cycleway projects. The good news is that Council’s Infrastructure Committee has now approved them for final design and construction, albeit with a few concessions to concerned locals. However one section is being reviewed again, and your feedback

  • Guest Post: Sunshine on St Albans

    Guest Post: Sunshine on St Albans1

    • 15 February 2016

    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

  • 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);

  • Photo of the Day: Cycle Lanes vs Parking

    Photo of the Day: Cycle Lanes vs Parking18

    • 10 December 2015

    Given the recent fuss about cyclists stealing parking spaces, perhaps we should be reminded that often it’s the other way around. Memo to road designers and operations staff: if you’re going to fit a parking lane inside a cycle lane, at least make sure that a car fits… Have you come across other examples in

  • Guest Post: Know thy Customer – Look for Changes

    Guest Post: Know thy Customer – Look for Changes1

    • 27 November 2015

    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



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