Why cycle count numbers are only half the story

Commentary surrounding both proposed and existing cycleways in Christchurch typically turns its attention to just how many people either currently use or will use a certain cycleway. In amongst those conversations, there are often arguments along these lines:

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Flashback Friday: Cycleways in Five Years – Now How to Do It…

In the post-quake rebuild fervour, there was a lot of optimism about the new-found support for significant cycleway investment in Christchurch. A network of 13 Major Cycle Routes in 5 years? Why not! But was it possible? Seven years on

Survey on Cycling Opportunities in Christchurch

Here’s a request from student George van Pelt:

SURVEY – CALLING ALL CANTABRIANS!

This year I am writing my thesis on cycling opportunities in Christchurch after the earthquakes. This project is being undertaken as partial fulfilment of the Master of

Flashback Friday – Adelaide: Sharrows

They are fairly common nowadays across Christchurch, but it wasn’t that many years ago that sharrow markings on shared cycle streets were a new concept in the city. And at the time, we sought some inspiration from overseas places that

Flashback Friday – Adelaide: Frome Street Bikeway

Protected cycleways are becoming more the norm around Chch these days, even if the occasional one still stirs up a bit of debate. But we’re certainly not the only Australasian place to encounter these “controversies”. Back in June 2014 (when

Progress on Chch Cycling Projects

It’s a chilly old time of it in Christchurch lately, and it can feel sometimes like not much is happening locally on the cycle front. Actually there are quite a few projects on the go, either physically on the ground …

Flashback Friday: Thoughts from Velo-City Global 2014 Adelaide

It’s hard to picture while Covid currently rages across Australia, but back in 2014 hundreds of people from around the globe descended on Adelaide to take part in the first instance of a global cycling conference happening down under.

Flashback Friday: A Ride around Town – The Old and the New

It’s easy sometimes to get a bit pessimistic or frustrated as we wait for the next bit of the rebuild in the city to take place – when exactly will we see that sports stadium? But sometimes it’s also useful

Flashback Friday: How should we tackle Cycle Safety in NZ?

It’s been a tough past month safety-wise for cycling, with the tragic death of two people cycling, one in Auckland then one in Christchurch. That still only takes the total of cycle fatalities for the year to 4, but

Flashback Friday – First Cycleway Signs: Grassmere-Rutland Cycle Path

The cycleway network is starting to get quite comprehensive around Christchurch now, with more being built as we speak. So it is interesting to look back to the first tentative steps over seven years ago, as this post (originally from