• Why Traffic Speed Matters for Walking and Cycling

    Why Traffic Speed Matters for Walking and Cycling6

    In my overviews of looking around Europe, I noted that lower speed limits were prevalent virtually everywhere I went. Yet, in New Zealand we are still only taking a few hesitant baby steps towards similar environments. There are a lot of benefits of lower speeds for transport and society in general; if you want to

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  • Timely street maintenance is important for cycling

    Timely street maintenance is important for cycling1

    The first week I was back in Christchurch after my overseas travels was a bitterly cold July one, with lots of ice and frost about. The City Council’s contractors, to their credit, spread lots of grit down on the main traffic routes around the city, to minimise crashes. Fair enough, it’s important to be pro-active

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  • Progress on Cycle Safety Panel Recommendations

    Progress on Cycle Safety Panel Recommendations0

    There wasn’t a lot of fanfare, but just before last Christmas the final Cycle Safety Panel report was presented to the Government. You will recall that this came from the national group of experts convened by NZTA and the Ministry of Transport to make recommendations aimed at improving our relatively poor record in cycling safety

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  • Feedback Needed: Dyers Pass Rd Cycling Survey

    Feedback Needed: Dyers Pass Rd Cycling Survey4

    Thanks for all your feedback! This survey has now closed. Following on from recent discussions with the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board (and partly spurred on by the recent Alex Mann case), it looks like a workshop will be organised with key stakeholders to discuss issues and potential solutions for cycling on Dyers Pass Rd. To help

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  • Safety Improvements on Dyers Pass Road

    Safety Improvements on Dyers Pass Road8

    Discussions are happening with the Spreydon/Heathcote community board about how to improve safety on the section of Dyers Pass Road where it is narrow from Sign of the Takahe up to Sign of the Kiwi and Worsley’s Spur. Suggestions on the table initially include: Painting yellow lines on 9 blind corners to discourage cars from

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  • Bus-Bike Road User Workshop – Wed 8th July

    Bus-Bike Road User Workshop – Wed 8th July0

    We’ve mentioned in the past the great initiatives by CAN, the Cycling Advocates Network, to run “Road User Workshops” around the country targeted at bus and truck safety with cycling. Coming up soon is a new Workshop here in Christchurch for local bus drivers and cyclists to get together and better understand each others’ perspectives.

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