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

Flashback Friday: Where would you like some Separator Posts?

Long before separated cycleways were commonplace around Christchurch, one way to improve the level of comfort with existing painted cycle lanes was to add some occasional vertical posts to keep errant motorists at bay. Even now, this relatively low-cost measure

Flashback Friday – Census: Cycling on the Rise in Christchurch

Change in cycling usage doesn’t happen overnight, but we do need ways to monitor it. And while continuous count sites are one useful gauge of such change, they don’t capture all the cycling trips out there (e.g. my normal commute

Flashback Friday: Learning from Ilam Road

One of the things I realised when I was in The Netherlands a few years back was that their great cycle infrastructure hadn’t happened overnight – it had been a series of gradual improvements as lessons had been learned from

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: A Ride to Sumner (and the promise of things to come)

It’s almost the end of the lovely summer weather and it might feel like there’s less excuse to jump on the bike and check out the city’s great cycleways. But maybe it’s useful to appreciate a time not that long