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CCC CNC DEMP Northern Arterial

Subs due 15 April link https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/226 With millions already spent to create car dependency and gridlock it will take lots of submissions to stop this madness. Help out the neighbourhoods in the north east of Christchurch while also working for better cycling infrastructure. Even a simple sub stating non support and asking for public and […]

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CCC Annual Plan 2019

CCC Annual Plan     Due 1 April Please make a sub Now. Even a short sub counts and Spoke’s sub is counted as one by Council. Link https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/227 The link provides links to both the summary and complete draft Long Term Plans. Spokes supports Council’s moving forward the completion dates of Major Cycle Routes, MCR’s. Spokes […]

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CCC MCR Southern Express

This is a large much needed project. The first parts are covered here with the last sections leading to Hagley park to come. Link to Council Have Your Say Due in by 1 April https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/215 Overview The first take on it is that is more complicated than required. A quiet streets sharrows approach would work […]

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CCC Memorial Greers

The corner of Memorial Ave and Greers Road 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 cycle lane, narrow the footpath. (See Spokes FB page posting for Council diagram and letter in 21.2.19 post) Memorial […]

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CCC Old Redcliffs School Park

CCC Old Redcliff’s School            due 17.12.18 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/181 What a great park design with sports fields, impressive playground and a new community hall. Just perfect, if this were 1985. Council has made numerous statements in support of cycling. Yet these plans and the Redcliff’s Transport Project fail to provide for, or even mention cycling. Plans show […]

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CCC Redcliffs Transport

Redcliffs Transport Project due 17.12.18 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/207 Main Road offers cycle lanes and Beachville Road is part of the Coastal Pathway. Both should feature prominently in this “transport project”. Neither are mentioned or depicted. With no provisions for cycling infrastructure indicated it would seem that Council has simply opted for parents driving children to school. Main […]

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CCC Lincoln Road Bus Priority and cycling

CCC Lincoln Bus Lanes and Cycling Closes 4.12.18 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/184 Christchurch – Where the Future is On the Bus Submission made to CCC 4.12.18 This plan continues to build for cars, prioritizes this route for buses and offers leftovers for people on bicycles. This is business as usual with a few tweaks. Albert Einstein observed “The […]

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Our Space

Our Space   The Future of Cycling is Riding the Bus or How to  marginalize cycling to force sharing the costs of public transport. From http://greaterchristchurch.org.nz/ourspace/ Due 30.11.18 email subs to ourspace@greaterchristchurch.org.nz This consultation impacts cycling by focusing funding and attention on public transport with cycling playing a very minor role in meeting people’s transport needs. […]

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ECan Regional Public Transport Plan

https://haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/connect-canterbury Due 14 October Spokes appreciates the RPTP focus on zero emissions and an integrated transport system. It is especially heartening to see “Objective 1D: To support compact urban form and multi-modal journeys, the delivery of public transport is integrated with land use development, quality infrastructure, and innovative technology.” Supported by “The delivery of enhanced […]

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CCC Quarryman’s Trail Changes

Quarryman’s Trail to be on South of Sparks Closes 12 September. https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/179 Links from above page called plans, but each is a continuation of the project. There are not several plans on offer. Note that these are sheets 1-4 and presented out of order on the site. Sheet numbers on middle bottom of each sheet. […]