Guest Post: How cycling could reduce the impact of the Christchurch Northern Corridor

Guest writer Jim Pickles has a few thoughts regarding a looming problem:

About ten years ago I wrote in a submission to council on the Urban Development Strategy that the way the council handled cycling on Cranford St would be …

Community Board makes walking and cycling harder

Some may recall that a Council ‘professional traffic planner’ decided the best way to deal with congestion at the corner of Memorial and Greers was to get rid of the cycle lane and narrow the footpath to make more room …

Christchurch Annual Plan – the Numbers don’t match the Intent or the Need

Submissions due 1 April – link below

It is truly great that Council is committed to speeding up delivery of the Major Cycle Routes, MCR’s. Be sure to let Council know you support the MCR’s. A careful look at the …

Draft Annual Plan brings more cycleways forward

Councils have Long Term Plans that they develop every 3 years. But every year, each Council reviews its budget and makes a few adjustments as new circumstances arise. And so it is that Christchurch City Council is currently consulting on …

Memorial/Greers Cycle lane to be Removed

The corner of Memorial Ave and Greers Road is to be made more ‘efficient’. The Orbiter and motorists are inconvenienced by people on bikes and all those kids going to school on foot. The solution? Remove the Greers Rd cycle …

South Express cycleway now out for consultation

Time for consultation on another Major Cycle Route, and this one is quite a doozy. The South Express (Puari ki Niho-toto) extends all the way from South Hagley Park to Templeton, passing through various suburbs of Riccarton, Sockburn, …

Cycling in Chch 2018: when bikes were counted and countered

I hope you are all enjoying a nice summer break (or if you’re one of the unlucky ones who has to work, then I hope you get a great break later!). As another year draws to a close, it’s …

Council, CDHB & Otakaro Undermine Safety or how to disadvantage everyone, waste millions and ignore the public’s best interests

For people on bikes getting to and through the central city remains challenging. There is the major north/south cycle route up Antigua Street. Tuam and St Asaph offered as compromised east/west routes connecting to the west via Oxford Tce and …

Cycleway and speed consultations underway

There’s a couple of current consultations by the City Council that are worth having a look at, as they have impacts on people cycling:

(1) Firstly, the central city 30km/h zone is planned to be extended south to take in …

Biking in a rebuilding city – a chance to compare notes

One of the things that can be frustrating is when street works being built (or indeed finished) don’t seem to properly consider the perspective of those riding along or across them. There are means and ways of letting people know

Christchurch wins big at 2018 Bike to the Future awards

As foreshadowed a couple of weeks back, Christchurch featured a number of nominations in this year’s Bike to the Future Awards, organised by the NZ Transport Agency and Cycling Action Network. At last Tuesday’s 2WALKandCYCLE Conference dinner the …

Council Long Term Plan brings some good cycleway news

Last Friday saw the Christchurch City Council have their  final deliberations about the Long Term Plan (LTP), which sets in place how much CCC will spend on various activities over the next ten years. As mentioned earlier, there was …

Chch Long Term Plan 2018-28: Submission time

It’s that time of the year when Councils around the country put our their budget plans for what they want to spend your precious rates (and other funding sources) on. In 2018, as is done every three years, that exercise …

Christchurch Long Term Plan – More Waiting?

Christchurch City Council has our Long Term Plan, LTP, up for submissions. It covers all aspects of our city and its needs. This article focuses on cycling.

Council is going to need to hear from a lot of us that …

Yes, there are people who cycle in Christchurch – plenty!

Anytime that cycleways are discussed around Christchurch, it doesn’t take long before someone pipes up and claims that they never see any (or many) people using the new or previous cycleways. I always wonder just when, where and how they …