• The Gift in the Annual Plan

    The Gift in the Annual Plan0

    There is a lot to like in the cycling sections of this Annual Plan. One can always quibble, ask for more, but we are fortunate to have an occasion to be thankful. CCC is going to need a great deal of support and frankly, pressure, to be able to follow through on the proposed level

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  • Nor’West Arc Cycleway now due for consultation

    Nor’West Arc Cycleway now due for consultation0

    Simon Barnard has already introduced you to the latest Major Cycleway project out for consultation and aired his concerns. Here’s a bit more of a breakdown of what is proposed, to help you make a submission (which are due next Monday 27th). The Nor’West Arc cycleway will eventually swing all the way from Papanui through

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  • CCC’s Nor’Worst Arc

    CCC’s Nor’Worst Arc0

    OK, a bit harsh but, please read on. CCC continues to roll out the Major Cycle Routes, MCR’s, for consultation. The most recent is the Nor’West Arc which goes from the University down to Cashmere Road near Princess Margaret Hospital. This link will take you to CCC’s Have Your Say and the details. The issues

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  • Mythbusting: “Hardly anyone cycles”

    Mythbusting: “Hardly anyone cycles”7

    Getting cycleways over the line in Christchurch (and the rest of New Zealand) has always been a difficult task, with various concerns about cost, car-parking, traffic restrictions, potential conflicts, you name it. It’s interesting to note though how often we still see someone complain that they don’t see the point because they “never” see any

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  • First look: Christchurch cycleways underway

    First look: Christchurch cycleways underway2

    Over this summer, there’s a lot of Major Cycleway action happening around Christchurch. Many of the cycleways won’t be completed until March-May, but already there are significant signs of progress – and even completed bits to ride on. Let’s have a look at how some of them are doing (note: these photos were actually taken

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  • All aboard the Heathcote Expressway consultation

    All aboard the Heathcote Expressway consultation1

    It’s been a busy couple of months in terms of Major Cycleway consultations. So far we’ve seen three planned routes rolled out for public feedback, and there’s one more to squeeze in before Christmas – the Heathcote Expressway. Originally, submissions on this were due to close last week, but that date has now been extended

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  • Rapanui / Shag Rock cycleway consultation continues

    Rapanui / Shag Rock cycleway consultation continues1

    The consultation season continues with another Major Cycleway out for consideration. While work is underway to start constructing Stage 1 of the Rapanui / Shag-Rock cycleway, plans for Stages 2 & 3 are now publicly available. This takes the cycleway from its current terminus at Linwood Park out through Woolston and Charlesworth to join the

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  • Northern Line Cycleway consultation

    Northern Line Cycleway consultation1

    Hot on the heels of the Quarryman’s Trail cycleway consultation, another Major Cycle Route is also currently seeking public feedback. The Northern Line cycleway will take the existing much-loved Railway Cycleway and extend it further north and south, all the way from Addington to Northwood. Essentially there are three main bits to this consultation: An

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  • Quarryman’s Trail consultation out now

    Quarryman’s Trail consultation out now4

    As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, there are now a number of cycleway projects under construction or out for consultation. One of those in the latter group is the Quarryman’s Trail, stretching from central city all the way out to Halswell. You can now have the chance to have your say on the

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  • Lots of Major Cycleway action underway

    Lots of Major Cycleway action underway0

    Spring is upon us and it seems also the Major Cycleway action season. Almost all at once, there is a flurry of both consultation and construction activity starting up on a number of cycleway routes across the city. The Christchurch City Council has lots of details on their website now about the different routes, and

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  • How Cycle-Friendly are our Local Body Candidates?

    How Cycle-Friendly are our Local Body Candidates?0

    Compared to the frenetic attention being paid in places like Auckland and Wellington, it may almost have escaped your notice that local government elections are currently underway in Christchurch as well, both at the City Council and Regional Council (not to forget the District Health Board either). Most of you should have received your voting

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  • Guest Post: Trial by Jury

    Guest Post: Trial by Jury7

    Here’s a timely guest post by Ian Chesterman – thanks Ian! The debate around what to do with Victoria street has gone along typical lines, with the pro-biking/walking/public transport group predicting their preferred solution will usher in a utopian future, while the pro-car group is insisting that same solution would lead to an apocalyptic traffic

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