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When people are thinking about getting into cycling, understandably they are often particularly worried about the danger faced by motor traffic. Certainly when you look at the cycle crash stats, there have still been plenty around Christchurch. But it's important to appreciate that sometimes risks are also faced from the ...
Flashback Friday: 2022 Winter Solstice Ride in Pictures
Flashback Friday: 2022 Winter Solstice Ride in PicturesLennyBoy14 Jun 2024EventsIt’s less than a week now until this year’s Winter Solstice Bike Ride in North Hagley Park next Friday 21st starting from 5.30pm. Hopefully the weather won’t be as miserable as it has been today; at this stage it’s a little unclear whether things will have cleared up by then. Ah well, just rug up … Continue reading “Flashback Friday: 2022 Winter Solstice Ride in Pictures” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday: Recent cycleways in Auckland
Flashback Friday: Recent cycleways in AucklandLennyBoy7 Jun 2024Cycle infrastructureBy the time this gets published, I will have hopefully made my way up to Auckland for a little weekend holiday. I don’t imagine that I’ll be having a detailed look at too many cycleways while I’m in town this time, but on previous work-related trips I have certainly taken the opportunity to see what … Continue reading “Flashback Friday: Recent cycleways in Auckland” [...] Read more...
First Look: Northern Line – northern section
First Look: Northern Line – northern sectionLennyBoy3 Jun 2024Cycle infrastructureThe Northern Line (sometimes still referred to as the “Railway Cycleway”) has been a mainstay of Christchurch’s off-road cycle network for many years. Plans have been afoot for some years to extend it further north and south along the railway corridor; we’re still waiting on the southern bit, but just recently the last few sections … Continue reading “First Look: Northern Line – northern section” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday – First Look: Uni-Cycle completion
Flashback Friday – First Look: Uni-Cycle completionLennyBoy31 May 2024Cycle infrastructureIn the past week I’ve had to head over to Canterbury University three times to deliver some guest traffic engineering lectures (one of them on cycle planning/design…). The ride to get there has taken me from town via the Uni-Cycle major cycle route, which has now been in place for over six years. Back in … Continue reading “Flashback Friday – First Look: Uni-Cycle completion” [...] Read more...
In the Spotlight: Steven Muir, showing us the way
In the Spotlight: Steven Muir, showing us the wayAngela Cassidy26 May 2024Benefits of cycling / Bikes & equipment / Cycle-centric ideas / CyclivismI wasn’t sure where to start when I talked with Steven Muir. With his Sunday afternoon cycling church (and the book he wrote about it)? With his role in setting up community initiatives like ICECycles and, more recently, the Aranui Bike Fix-Up? With his small business making cycle trailers and low-cost bike accessories (child seats, … Continue reading “In the Spotlight: Steven Muir, showing us the way” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday: Big Bike Film Night 2019
Flashback Friday: Big Bike Film Night 2019LennyBoy24 May 2024Cycle-centric ideas / People riding bikesTonight is the second Christchurch screening of the 2024 Big Bike Film Night; I’m looking forward to seeing what is on offer this year. Unfortunately, if you haven’t got tickets yet for it you’re out of luck as it’s a full house. So while you wallow in some FOMO, perhaps I can appease you with … Continue reading “Flashback Friday: Big Bike Film Night 2019” [...] Read more...
Winter 2024 brings lots of Cycling Activities
Winter 2024 brings lots of Cycling ActivitiesLennyBoy22 May 2024Cycle-centric ideas / Cyclivism / EventsAs the days get shorter, and the temperatures drop, the urge to get out on a bike may be waning (although, as the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”…). But there’s actually several cycling-related activities still ticking along in the next month or so: The Big Bike Film Night … Continue reading “Winter 2024 brings lots of Cycling Activities” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday: Christchurch wins big at 2018 Bike to the Future awards
Flashback Friday: Christchurch wins big at 2018 Bike to the Future awardsLennyBoy17 May 2024Cycle-centric ideas / EventsI’ll continue the Palmerston North theme of late, by mentioning one of the successful outcomes from the 2018 2WALKandCYCLE Conference there – a couple of big award wins for Christchurch-based projects, as first reported back in Aug 2018. The Uni-Cycle continues to be a much-used connection from town out to Canterbury University. And Biketober has … Continue reading “Flashback Friday: Christchurch wins big at 2018 Bike to the Future awards” [...] Read more...
Interesting Bike Stuff in Palmerston North
Interesting Bike Stuff in Palmerston NorthLennyBoy15 May 2024Cycle infrastructureAs I mentioned last week, about six months ago I visited Palmerston North for a meeting of the Active Modes Infrastructure Group. Although I’ve made a couple of other visits there for work trips, I hadn’t had the chance to look around the city by bike since I was there for the 2WALKandCYCLE Conference back … Continue reading “Interesting Bike Stuff in Palmerston North” [...] Read more...
In the Spotlight: Don Babe, advocating for Canterbury cyclists
In the Spotlight: Don Babe, advocating for Canterbury cyclistsAngela Cassidy12 May 2024Cyclivism / General A2B by bike / People riding bikesDon Babe is a busy man. He works as an accountant, helps his wife run their Prebbleton blueberry farm, is long-time chair of Spokes Canterbury, and takes every opportunity to contribute to planning processes to create a better environment for everyday cycling. Until recently, he was also chair of the Little River Rail Trail Trust. … Continue reading “In the Spotlight: Don Babe, advocating for Canterbury cyclists” [...] Read more...

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