Flashback Friday: Christchurch cycling – Copenhagen style

When we look at some of the intricate Major Cycle Route layouts these days, it’s interesting to recall that it wasn’t that many years back when we had no local guidance for how to design these. National cycleway planning/design guidance

Flashback Friday – Clever Cycling Stuff: Hook Turn Boxes

If you do get out and about on your bike over this Easter weekend, you might come across a few of these handy green boxes at intersections. Back in Mar 2013 when I originally posted this, hook turns were still

Flashback Friday – Clever Cycling Stuff: Cycle Detectors

Anyone who uses many of the new Major Cycle Routes will appreciate the way that most of the signalised crossings along the way quickly detect a rider and then provide a crossing phase for riders. Some of the detection technology

First look: Quarrymans Trail Stage 2

As mentioned recently, the final section of the Quarryman’s Trail, from Hoon Hay to Halswell (3.5 km), is now completely open. We previously provided an overview of the first stage of the cycleway, so it’s time to provide a …

Flashback Friday: Vancouver Neighbourhood Greenways

Christchurch now has a  number of “neighbourhood greenway” cycle routes, but I first encountered them in Oregon (Portland and Eugene) and subsequently Seattle and Vancouver. They’re not like conventional cycleways, where there is some kind of marked lane or separated

Flashback Friday: Vancouver Separated Bikeways

“Cycling in Chch” has always looked elsewhere for inspiring ideas that could apply here. I’ve been lucky that my work has allowed me to travel to many interesting places around the world (although these days, it’s more likely to 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 …

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, …

The problem with cycleways and turning traffic

The new separated cycleways have given a dramatic transformation to our city cycling network. Lots of people are now enjoying these new connections around town. However, if there was one particular thing that is causing ongoing angst for all parties …

Photo(s) of the Day: Heathcote Expressway taking shape

The rollout of Major Cycle Routes continues apace, with construction currently underway of the first section of the Heathcote Expressway. Already there is a fair bit of progress on the section from Ferry Rd through Charleston and Woolston towards …

Tram Tracks, Cycle Signals – Two local cycling surveys to do

There are a couple of public surveys on cycling topics currently out for Christchurch residents to fill in. See below for the details:

{Disclosure: my company is involved in doing the analysis for both surveys}

Survey on cycling tram-track incidents