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

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

    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

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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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  • What price for a cycleway?

    What price for a cycleway?13

    One of the more contentious issues recently regarding Christchurch’s Major Cycleways revolved around the proposal to purchase two properties in Somerfield to create a new link between Roker and Barrington Streets as part of the Quarryman’s Trail cycleway. This option allows a quiet street route for the cycleway rather than the original concept for a

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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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  • Guest Post: One Ride, Two Cycleways, Many Options

    Guest Post: One Ride, Two Cycleways, Many Options4

    Guest blogger Robert contemplates a Sunday well spent… It was billed as a Spokes Submission ride on Sunday Dec 11th to check out details for the currently consulted Heathcote Expressway and Rapanui-Shag Rock (Stage 2-3) Cycleways (described as a leisurely two hour ride out to the Heathcote and return). It evolved into a four-hour masterclass

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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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  • Waimakariri District Walking/Cycling Strategy

    Waimakariri District Walking/Cycling Strategy8

    Immediately north of Christchurch, our nearest neighbours Waimakariri District are also getting into the cycling swing of things. While many people have been focused on the many cycleways happening across Christchurch, the Govt’s Urban Cycleways Programme is also delivering some cycle facilities north of the Waimakariri River as well. With that in mind, the District

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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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  • Have your say on allowing Footpath Cycling

    Have your say on allowing Footpath Cycling7

    You might recall earlier this year that Lower Hutt mother Jo Clendon was petitioning Government to make it legal for kids to ride their bikes on the footpath. As mentioned previously, currently it is illegal for anyone to ride on an ordinary footpath, unless they have a small child’s bike or are delivering material. Jo’s

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