Cycle crashes are more than just with Motor Vehicles

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 …

In the spotlight: Glen Koorey, championing safer roads for cyclists

In the coming months, I’d like to post a series of short pieces on people who are actively involved in making greater Christchurch a great place to cycle and encouraging everyday cycling. I’ve got a few ideas about who I

Christchurch Speed Mngmt Plan promises good things for Cycling

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Christchurch oversaw a whole raft of suburban lower speed limits, proposing 30 and 40 km/h streets to many of our neighbourhoods and school zones. Those new speed limits are hitting the streets

Flashback Friday: Do we see each other? Check again

As mentioned the other day, while my partner is really enjoying her new bike commute to work, it’s not without its challenges. At one crossroads intersection nearby, she regularly finds motorists driving across her path (despite her being on

Cycling in Tauranga: Hits and Misses

Two weeks ago I was in Tauranga attending the annual NZ Transportation Conference (which partly explains the relative dearth of posts lately…). It was my first visit back to the Bay City in over 4 years, and over 6 …

Flashback Friday: What are your current Chch cycle safety concerns?

This week I’m helping to teach a road safety course at Canterbury University. Road safety was also one of the considerations by City Council when determining this week which local transport projects might get the chop as a result of

Flashback Friday – Mythbusting: What a Safe Passing Rule Means

It was eight years ago now since I was involved in the national Cycle Safety Panel that made various recommendations to government, including a number of Rule and policy changes. One of them that got a bit of attention was

Lots of safer speed street consultations out for review

We’ve mentioned before the importance of lower speed limits for improved encouragement and safety of active modes like walking and cycling. Around the country, we’re starting to see more of this happening, especially on the back of the new 2022 …

Flashback Friday: Progress on Cycle Safety Panel Recommendations

It hasn’t be a great year for cycling safety in NZ, with a larger than average number of road deaths to date. While there is sadly an element of randomness about whether some crashes become fatal or not, it has

Flashback Friday: Why Traffic Speed Matters for Walking and Cycling

This week I have been busy attending the Australasian Road Safety Conference, being held for the first time ever here in Ōtautahi Christchurch. It’s been a fantastic event, with over 450 people attending from the road safety sector in

A lot to like about the draft Chch Transport Plan

It may have been an attempt at a political stunt but, whatever the motivations, the Christchurch City Council decided a couple of weeks ago to publish the draft version of its Christchurch Transport Plan currently in development. There was subsequently …

Flashback Friday: Pathway Leaves – A Menace for Cycling?

Autumn is a lovely time of year as the leaves on the trees turn into golden shades. But it’s also the time when those leaves eventually start dropping off. I was reminded of this when cycling along one of the

Flashback Friday: Reflections on a Month in the UK

With all the recent Govt announcements allowing more easy travel in and out of NZ once more, it feels like the world has suddenly opened up again. People are talking about doing the travel they’ve had to postpone for the

Flashback Friday – Defensive cycling: Looking left

It’s never too late to learn a few more tips and tricks for getting around on your bike safely. Here’s some useful thoughts from Chrys about some defensive cycling practices, first posted in Dec 2014

I’ve been cycling around …

Flashback Friday: Trucks and Bikes – Learning how to Share

Last Tuesday, the final Biketober Tuesday seminar saw a panel discussion about safety issues between bikes and trucks. It was a very useful conversation about the progress that has been made (or not) in this area, and it highlighted how

Flashback Friday: Would the Draft Cycle Safety Panel Recommendations make a Difference?

Seven years ago I was hugely involved in a significant exercise in the biking space: a national cycle safety panel. It was an amazing experience that led to the forging of many great ongoing connections with some talented people. More