Flashback Friday(-ish): So what’s a Sharrow and do we want them here?

It’s been a rather busy week work-wise for me and with much of it spent down in Dunedin attending the latest 2WALKandCYCLE Conference (more on that in a future post…). So this week’s Flashback Friday has been a little late

Flashback Friday: What if… We built a cycle-friendly Christchurch?

Back in my former life at Canterbury University, I got asked to take part in a regular series of UC public seminars. The focus of my talk was on how we could rebuild the city to be more cycle-friendly, remembering

Flashback Friday – Guest Post: Impressions from a “tourist”

Seven years ago when I was still working at university, we were fortunate to be visited by a colleague and cycling expert from the UK, Prof John Parkin (I was very pleased to be able to return the favour when

Flashback Friday: Cycle Lane Separators Revisited

Long before Christchurch looked seriously at using more physically separated cycleways, a simple improvement was to provide some low-cost separators on existing painted cycle lanes. Research was even undertaken to assess its effects and this post, originally from Apr 2013

Flashback Friday: Going our separate ways…

They might be rather commonplace now around Christchurch, but seven years ago there weren’t too many separated cycleways of any form (Tennyson St being the notable exception). But trials were starting of simple forms of separator like posts and low-rise

Flashback Friday: Should we have cycle helmet legislation? NOT the same question as “should we wear helmets”!

Like Voldemort, cycle helmets in New Zealand are almost a topic you dare not speak by name, unless you want to see some fireworks in social media and a lot of energy expended for relatively little gain it seems. We’ve

Guest Post: Is cycling just for Rich People?

There’s a brand new blogsite, Talking Transport, dedicated to all things transport around Christchurch. We’re looking forward to seeing some really interesting conversations there! Here’s a recent article posted there by website creator Chris:

My colleague came back from …

Guest Post – Sensibel: What’s your experience of cycling?

Hamish McNair tells us about an interesting project that you can be part of:

Sensibel promotes more efficient communication between you (the user) and decision makers responsible for cycle infrastructure. This is achieved by giving people who cycle the opportunity …

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