Local Government – Muddling through Democracy

Long experience observing and making submissions in Christchurch finds that all is not well.

All levels of government play their part in mediating class warfare. At the local level issues can get personal; people can feel rightfully aggrieved and often …

Flashback Friday: Vancouver Neighbourhood Greenways

Christchurch now has a  number of “neighbourhood greenway” cycle routes, but I first encountered them in Oregon (Portland and Eugene) and subsequently Seattle and Vancouver. They’re not like conventional cycleways, where there is some kind of marked lane or separated

Flashback Friday: Vancouver Separated Bikeways

“Cycling in Chch” has always looked elsewhere for inspiring ideas that could apply here. I’ve been lucky that my work has allowed me to travel to many interesting places around the world (although these days, it’s more likely to be

Flashback Friday: Snow chains on bikes

Steven Muir has been a regular contributor to “Cycling in Chch” since the start. Many will be familiar with his numerous inventive cycling accessories, a lot of them captured on his cycletrailers.co.nz website. It’s hard to believe now, given that

Guest Post: Nobody Rides Bikes in Winter! Right?

Chris Morahan, over at Talking Transport, has been musing about the cycleway count stats for Chch…:

Recently somebody said to me something to the effect of:

“we shouldn’t be building cycleways because even if they’re OK in summer, nobody

Community Board makes walking and cycling harder

Some may recall that a Council ‘professional traffic planner’ decided the best way to deal with congestion at the corner of Memorial and Greers was to get rid of the cycle lane and narrow the footpath to make more room …

Christchurch Annual Plan – the Numbers don’t match the Intent or the Need

Submissions due 1 April – link below

It is truly great that Council is committed to speeding up delivery of the Major Cycle Routes, MCR’s. Be sure to let Council know you support the MCR’s. A careful look at the …

Memorial/Greers Cycle lane to be Removed

The corner of Memorial Ave and Greers Road is to be made more ‘efficient’. The Orbiter and motorists are inconvenienced by people on bikes and all those kids going to school on foot. The solution? Remove the Greers Rd cycle …

Guest Post: 10 things I’ve learned from cycling in Christchurch

Here’s some great insights from Evan O’Donoghue of the City Church of Christchurch (original post):

I ride a total of 20km to and from work every day – rain, hail or shine. That’s about 4,600km a year, or

Our Space?

Our Space is Regenerate’s Urban Planning draft plan.

From http://greaterchristchurch.org.nz/ourspace/

Submissions in by November 30 2018 Email submissions to ourspace@greaterchristchurch.org.nz

The Greater Christchurch Partnership, that’s Christchurch, Selwyn, Waimakariri, ECan and Ngai Tahu working through Regenerate, a successor to CERA have …

Rookie mistakes that can hamper new cyclists

As spring kicks in, and a few more new cycleways appear, more people might be thinking about getting into cycling around Christchurch. That’s great to see (especially with Biketober just around the corner too) but for some newbies, there might …

Christchurch Long Term Plan – More Waiting?

Christchurch City Council has our Long Term Plan, LTP, up for submissions. It covers all aspects of our city and its needs. This article focuses on cycling.

Council is going to need to hear from a lot of us that …

On Consultation, Power and the Hobbling of Cycle Routes

Alert: Antigua Street, Tuam to Oxford Tce, will be closed from 27 November to April 2018. Alternate route to be announced.
Oxford Tce between Hagley and Antigua will close in April 2018. Reopening date unknown.

Many people are expressing discontent …