• More Uni-Cycle consultation in Ilam

    More Uni-Cycle consultation in Ilam7

    • 14 February 2016

    The Major Cycleways programme continues with the public consultation for the final part of the Uni-Cycle route, from Riccarton Bush to the University of Canterbury’s Dovedale campus. The proposed 3km route is an interesting mix of all types of cycleways; neighbourhood greenways, shared paths, and separated bikeways. Let’s have a look along the route, heading

  • The Climate Kilometre Grand Parade 16th Sept

    The Climate Kilometre Grand Parade 16th Sept0

    • 8 September 2015

    Jump on your bikes, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades and join Generation Zero in a 1km-long celebration of zero carbon transport, in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November. This event is being held in conjunction with Pole To Paris, as part of the UC Sustainability Community‘s Eco Week. The Parade will

  • 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,

  • Hidden Treasures: Riccarton Bush pathway

    Hidden Treasures: Riccarton Bush pathway0

    • 26 December 2014

    A couple of weeks back I encountered two separate people who did not know about the cunning little short-cut through Riccarton Bush when heading from town out towards Ilam. Perhaps not too surprising, as it’s not that obvious from either end, so I thought I’d mention it here (and some of its quirks…). Plus the

  • Christchurch Home of NZ Cycling Champion

    Christchurch Home of NZ Cycling Champion1

    • 19 November 2014

    Guest blog by Axel Wilke Glen Koorey – Cycle Champion The national Cycle Friendly Awards were first held in 2003, and since 2007, the category “Cycling Champion of the Year” has been awarded. In 2014, Dr Glen Koorey of Christchurch was the recipient of the Cycling Champion category. Glen’s passion is helping achieve a more

  • What if… it was safe to cycle in Christchurch? Seminar Wed 11 June

    What if… it was safe to cycle in Christchurch? Seminar Wed 11 June1

    • 25 May 2014

    Following the success of the previous cycling-related “What If Wednesday” events held by the University of Canterbury, another interesting event is coming up in a couple of weeks. Two years ago, Geography Professor Simon Kingham posed the question “what if cycling was safer than driving?”, and explored the true risks (or not) cycling in New

  • Learning from the Dutch

    Learning from the Dutch2

    • 29 November 2013

    There’s a stereotype about the hard-working Dutch, and Christchurch put that to the test over the past few days. As mentioned last week, the city was host to two visiting experts in cycle planning from The Netherlands, and they had a busy time of it. Monday saw Leo de Jong and Mark Brussel on their

  • What if… We built a cycle-friendly Christchurch? Wed 28th Aug

    What if… We built a cycle-friendly Christchurch? Wed 28th Aug2

    • 21 August 2013

    A presentation coming up might be of interest to viewers, as part of the University of Canterbury’s “What If Wednesdays” series of free public seminars. What if… We built a cycle-friendly Christchurch? Presenter: Dr Glen Koorey Wed 28th August, from 6.30pm at the Undercroft, beneath the University of Canterbury Central Library What can we gain

  • Guest Post: Impressions from a “tourist”

    Guest Post: Impressions from a “tourist”0

    • 13 August 2013

    This is a guest post kindly supplied by Prof John Parkin from the UK, editor of the recent book “Cycling and Sustainability” and a recent visitor to our fair city… Kia ora. Large and small gems: that will be mine, and my wife’s, abiding memory of Christchurch for five weeks while visiting the University of

  • First Look: Ilam Road Cycleway

    First Look: Ilam Road Cycleway12

    • 6 July 2013

    The push to build the major cycleways around the city may be only just starting, but there’s already one piece of road where you can see the future for cycling – the new Ilam Road cycleway near the University. Construction has now been completed – and it looks pretty good… Long-time readers of this blog

  • Cycle Lane Separators Revisited

    Cycle Lane Separators Revisited7

    • 24 April 2013

    To date, the most commented blog post on Cycling in Christchurch by far has been our one on the trials of cycle lane separators in the city. The general feedback has been one of strong support for the concept and a wish to see more of them around town. Now some results of the trials

  • Ilam Rd Cycleway Construction Underway

    Ilam Rd Cycleway Construction Underway17

    • 12 April 2013

    UPDATE: See our latest post with pics following completion Last year we brought you details of the Ilam Road project near the University of Canterbury, aiming to provide better facilities for both walking and biking alike. With the students currently away for term break, the contractors have been busy: This project started out as a



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