• Hidden Treasures: Chch Northern Railway Cycleway

    Hidden Treasures: Chch Northern Railway Cycleway5

    • 18 October 2016

    Long before the Major Cycleways were even a consideration, the Railway Cycleway was Christchurch’s original separated cycleway. Following the northern rail corridor, it provides an almost uninterrupted riding experience from Riccarton to Northcote. The Christchurch Railway Cycleway was developed in stages, with the northern sections the first to appear. Slowly the route headed south towards

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  • Guest Post: The good, the bad, the ugly of Chch cycleways

    Guest Post: The good, the bad, the ugly of Chch cycleways1

    • 7 August 2016

    Guest blogger Robert recently went and had a look at the new Wigram overbridge and mused on other bits of our network… Well, a lot can happen in ten weeks for sure. Having reported on June 15th that the Wigram-Magdala bridge project would be completed during October, what a surprise to read on Stuff that

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  • Highlights from #2WALKandCYCLE Conference Auckland

    Highlights from #2WALKandCYCLE Conference Auckland3

    • 15 July 2016

    As mentioned recently, I attended the 2WALKand CYCLE Conference in Auckland last week. About 260 people took part and there were over 90 different presentations, which are now available on the website (some also have papers as well). If you missed keynote speaker Gil Penalosa, who also spoke in Christchurch last week, you can check

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  • Cycling projects around Wellington

    Cycling projects around Wellington2

    • 9 December 2015

    It’s great to see so much happening around Christchurch on the cycling front, but we’re certainly not the only ones in NZ at present. The Urban Cycleways Programme is generating some great projects all over the country; for example, there was a lot of fanfare regarding the opening last week of the new bright pink

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  • Chch Mountainbike Park edges closer

    Chch Mountainbike Park edges closer1

    • 6 December 2015

    For those of us who like to play on our bikes as well as get from A to B, there was promising news this week from the developers of a planned mountain-bike adventure park in the Port Hills. As reported previously, this is a $20+ million development in the hills above Worsleys Rd valley near

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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 in Nantes and #VeloCity2015 Conference

    Cycling in Nantes and #VeloCity2015 Conference3

    • 11 July 2015

    After the highs of a month in the Netherlands, I still had another month to check out some of the “lesser lights” of European cycling (which, compared with New Zealand, invariably still means better than most of us…). The next stop after Enschede was a train ride to the Atlantic French city of Nantes, where

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  • Münster – Germany does Cycling too

    Münster – Germany does Cycling too5

    • 13 June 2015

    While I was in the Netherlands I was based very close to the border with Germany. So it was an easy train ride to hop over one day and visit the German city of Münster, just 60km away. Why Münster? Because it’s considered the bicycle capital of Germany! Münster is only slightly smaller than Christchurch,

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  • Cycling in Amsterdam – does it live up to the hype?

    Cycling in Amsterdam – does it live up to the hype?6

    • 7 June 2015

    Five years ago, I visited Copenhagen for the first time and was blown away by the sheer numbers of people cycling. It was truly awe-inspiring to stand by a busy central city street and just watch the thousands of riders go by (on the busiest cycle streets there, that could be more than 20,000 cyclists

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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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  • Cycling in Utrecht

    Cycling in Utrecht4

    • 31 May 2015

    Well my time in The Netherlands is nearly over, so I guess I should actually tell you about some of the interesting things I’ve seen. It’s been a struggle to find the time because I’ve actually been visiting many different places around the country (on top of other meetings/activities) – I seem to have spent

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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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