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Recently I did some research on travel mode shift and safety and bus transport came out as the safest road transport mode. That's probably cold comfort (literally...) for many of the occupants of the bus crashes near Tekapo yesterday; thankfully the outcome wasn't more tragic. Nearly nine years ago though, ...
Christchurch edges up in @PeopleForBikes Global city ratings
Christchurch edges up in @PeopleForBikes Global city ratingsLennyBoy16 Jul 2024Cycle infrastructure / Cycle-centric ideas / People riding bikesA good sign that Christchurch is starting to do OK cycle-wise internationally is when other parts of the world start to notice us – and rate us. A year ago, I told you how the annual PeopleForBikes City Ratings programme had now included our fair city in its rating system – and with not a … Continue reading “Christchurch edges up in @PeopleForBikes Global city ratings” [...] Read more...
Winter on the Little River Rail Trail
Winter on the Little River Rail TrailAngela Cassidy14 Jul 2024Cycling routesOnce upon a time, before the Major Cycleways programme and before the creation of Te Ara Ōtākaro Avon River Trail, there were few off-road options for recreational cyclists in Christchurch (other than the mountain bike tracks). But there was the Little River Rail Trail. The trail initially started at Motukarara, taking the route of the … Continue reading “Winter on the Little River Rail Trail” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday: What do you wear when cycling?
Flashback Friday: What do you wear when cycling?LennyBoy12 Jul 2024General A2B by bike / People riding bikesFor the past few weeks, it has certainly felt like winter has kicked in hard in Christchurch – can’t wait for spring to return! When you’re riding your bike to work or other destinations, that has meant some careful consideration of attire – namely, sufficient layers to keep everything warm (and sometimes dry too). Suitable … Continue reading “Flashback Friday: What do you wear when cycling?” [...] Read more...
First Look: High St south redevelopment
First Look: High St south redevelopmentLennyBoy9 Jul 2024Cycle infrastructure / Cycling routesRiding into town last weekend, I took the route through the southern part of High St to head towards the city centre. For the past few months that has been a bit of a construction zone as the final part of the redevelopment of this street has progressed. But all that has now finished, and … Continue reading “First Look: High St south redevelopment” [...] Read more...
In the spotlight: Lois Hill and Bike Bridge
In the spotlight: Lois Hill and Bike BridgeAngela Cassidy7 Jul 2024People riding bikesMany of us take riding a bicycle for granted. Often, it’s a skill we learn as children and provides our first real taste of freedom to get ourselves around – wherever and whenever we like. And even if we later spurn the bike for a car or the bus, most adults could easily hop back … Continue reading “In the spotlight: Lois Hill and Bike Bridge” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday – Photo of the Day: Grocery Shopping by Bike
Flashback Friday – Photo of the Day: Grocery Shopping by BikeLennyBoy5 Jul 2024Benefits of cycling / Cycle-centric ideas / Photo of the DayBike parking is on my mind at the moment. Last night we went to a concert and some pubs in town and, despite the chilly night, biked there and back. There was some pretty good bike parking at some venues, but we did have to resort to wrapping around a pole at one place. Tomorrow, … Continue reading “Flashback Friday – Photo of the Day: Grocery Shopping by Bike” [...] Read more...
Cycling: the Efficient way to get around…
Cycling: the Efficient way to get around…LennyBoy2 Jul 2024Benefits of cycling / General A2B by bikeThe Press have been running a series of articles over the past week or so about transport issues in Christchurch; you might have seen the one last week looking at the hassles of getting our cycleway network completed (by the way, if you have difficulties accessing paywall articles, I find that an incognito browser usually … Continue reading “Cycling: the Efficient way to get around…” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday – Hidden Treasures: Heathcote River corridor
Flashback Friday – Hidden Treasures: Heathcote River corridorLennyBoy28 Jun 2024Cycling routesMānawatia a Matariki! I hope you are enjoying the start of our latest holiday weekend (although it does feel like so many people around me are struggling with colds and other bugs right now…). The weather is looking nice and fine (if a little crisp) for the whole weekend, so that might be the perfect … Continue reading “Flashback Friday – Hidden Treasures: Heathcote River corridor” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday – First Look: Rolleston Ave / Park Tce Cycleway
Flashback Friday – First Look: Rolleston Ave / Park Tce CyclewayLennyBoy21 Jun 2024Cycle infrastructure / Cycling routesTonight was the latest annual Winter Solstice Ride around North Hagley Park and nearly 200 punters (and all their lights/bling…) turned up for a fun cruise around! The first section of the ride took in part of the pop-up cycleway running along Park Terrace. Coincidentally I was there last Tuesday doing a post-construction safety audit … Continue reading “Flashback Friday – First Look: Rolleston Ave / Park Tce Cycleway” [...] Read more...
Cycle crashes are more than just with Motor Vehicles
Cycle crashes are more than just with Motor VehiclesLennyBoy16 Jun 2024Cycle infrastructure / People riding bikesWhen 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 places we ride as well. … Continue reading “Cycle crashes are more than just with Motor Vehicles” [...] Read more...

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