• Photo of the Day: Avon River Precinct path

    Photo of the Day: Avon River Precinct path1

    • 5 January 2017

    One of the rebuild projects slowly taking shape in the central city is the Avon River Precinct. Already we’re seeing some really nice urban spaces around the Worcester-Cashel section of Oxford Tce. What’s not so clear yet is just how it’s supposed to work as a cycling corridor; there has been very little detail of

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  • Photo of the Day: St Asaph Cycleway

    Photo of the Day: St Asaph Cycleway2

    • 23 October 2016

    Anyone who has been around the southern part of the central city lately can’t help but notice the road construction work along St Asaph St. A key part of this street reconstruction is the creation of a westbound one-way cycleway to parallel the eastbound one on Tuam St. Parts of it are starting to take

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  • Photo of the Day: Central City 30km/h

    Photo of the Day: Central City 30km/h2

    • 29 March 2016

    The last two weeks have been a little bit frustrating as we have been trying to get our website onto a new site and make a few layout changes as well. There’s still some layout tweaks to go, but at least we’re live again! The last two weeks may have also been interesting for those of you who ride in central Christchurch, thanks to the latest addition:

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  • Outside the new bus interchange – what’s it like for cycling?

    Outside the new bus interchange – what’s it like for cycling?7

    • 5 December 2015

    A little while back I showed you some of the great facilities inside the new central city bus interchange, such as covered bike parking and easy access to buses. Now I’d like to show you some of the facilities immediately outside the interchange – some of which have gained a bit of notoriety (even before

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  • Inside the new Bus Interchange – What’s in it for Cycling

    Inside the new Bus Interchange – What’s in it for Cycling0

    • 2 October 2015

    While it’s been partially open for a few months now, with the second stage of the new Christchurch Bus Interchange now completed, it seems timely to have a look at it and see how it works for cycling (we’ll look at the surrounding cycleways in a future post). Let’s start with the interchange itself. As

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  • Accessible City 4: St Asaph St changes

    Accessible City 4: St Asaph St changes22

    • 20 September 2015

    The street works around the central city continue to materialise fairly quickly, and just as quickly are the consultation plans for the next ones. A few months ago we saw the planned changes to Hospital Corner, Durham St, and Manchester St (I’m happy to report that the revised tweaks are mostly an improvement on the

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  • Return to Christchurch: Cycling works underway

    Return to Christchurch: Cycling works underway3

    • 24 July 2015

    I’ve been back in Christchurch for a little over a fortnight, trying (unsuccessfully) to ward off various colds and bugs. There’s still a few more reports to come of my visits around Europe, but I’ve also managed to start looking around Christchurch to see what has been happening while I’ve been away. As reported previously,

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  • Cycling projects underway around Christchurch

    Cycling projects underway around Christchurch5

    • 5 June 2015

    At times it can feel like nothing is ever getting done for cycling around Christchurch. Some of us have been used to that for years (no, decades…) but, now that so much has been promised post-quake, we’re like excited (and then frustrated) kids waiting for Christmas to show up. However, as the rebuild gets into

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  • Have your Say – More “Accessible City” Projects

    Have your Say – More “Accessible City” Projects12

    • 24 May 2015

    Well, construction is moving along rapidly on street works around the central city, and just as quickly more “Accessible City” transport projects are out for consultation. The third set of Accessible City projects are open for submissions until this Tuesday and I have to say I’m generally rather underwhelmed… In this latest batch, there are

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  • It’s Not Just Infrastructure Stupid Part 2 – Bridges

    It’s Not Just Infrastructure Stupid Part 2 – Bridges1

    • 4 May 2015

    This is the second in an occasional series of posts on cycling related matters. See Part One here. Some of the same issues then are repeated. While it is about infrastructure, it reflects on an underlying culture of staff employed to carry out the rebuild. This time it is about bridges. 1) Antigua St Bridge was

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  • Hagley/Hospital street works so far

    Hagley/Hospital street works so far9

    • 14 March 2015

    Late last year we introduced you to the planned first central city transport works happening around Hagley Park and Hospital Corner. Just before Christmas, the diggers started work and have now largely completed the first phase and moved onto parts of the works further into the central city. So it seems an appropriate time to

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  • Progress on South Hagley pathway

    Progress on South Hagley pathway7

    • 5 January 2015

    Happy New Year! A quick little post just to show what’s bubbling away in town while we’ve all been on holiday. You’ll recall that the first works of the CBD “Accessible City” transport projects were approved before Xmas and are currently under construction. That includes a new 4m-wide shared pathway alongside Hagley Ave. The final

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