CYCLEWAY SUBMISSIONS

Our cycleways need your support. Our submission guides makes it easier for you to make a submission in the consultation phase.

CCC Safer Speed Plan

Vision and Principles of the Safer Speed Plan Spokes Canterbury strongly supports the vision and principles of the Safer Speed Plan.   The research is clear that speed is a factor in death and serious injury and the risk is significantly reduced by lowering speeds in neighbourhood streets.     There is now growing evidence in Aotearoa, confirming […]

Glandovey and Idris Roads Improvements

Glandovey Road • Supports the removal of “car parking” on the shoulder to improve visibility at intersections and to allow room for the installation of cycle lanes in both directions. Spokes understands that there is a low utilisation of car parking, visually this is what we have seen when travelling this section of road as […]

Reshaping Streets

Tēnā koutou katoa Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Reshaping Streets. Introduction Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) – is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 followers.  Spokes is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/).  Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater […]

Waterloo Road Safety Improvements

Ref: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/439 Introduction “Spokes” – Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) – is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 followers.  Spokes is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/).  Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch and Canterbury areas. We would like the opportunity […]

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Northcote Road and Lydia Street Transport Improvements

Ref: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/528 Introduction “Spokes” – Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) – is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 followers and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/).  Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch and Canterbury areas. We would like the opportunity […]

SH1 Rolleston Flyover – NZTA

Spokes Submission on Plans for the Flyover to be Constructed in Rolleston. https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh1-rolleston/tell-us-what-you-think/ Submitted on 22/7/22 by email to rollestonflyover@nzta.govt.nz Spokes Canterbury (Inc.) Introduction Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/). Spokes is dedicated to including cycling […]

Waimakariri District Council – Walking And Cycling Network Plan Feedback 30June2022

WALKING AND CYCLING NETWORK PLAN FEEDBACK FORM Submission from Spokes Canterbury 30/6/22 https://letstalk.waimakariri.govt.nz/walking-and-cycling-network-plan Greetings, Waimakariri District Council This is a submission from Spokes Canterbury, submitted by email to the nominated officer, Allie Mace-Cochrane at allie.mace-cochrane@wmk.govt.nz . Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/)  is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national […]

Ashburton District Council Play, Active Recreation and Sport Strategy

Spokes Canterbury (Inc.) Oral Submission on the Draft Ashburton District Council Play, Active Recreation and Sport Strategy. As presented by video conference by our Chair, Don Babe on 8 June 2022   Good morning Mayor, Councillors and Staff. Spokes written submission was centred around the transport to and from particularly organised play, active recreation and […]

Centaurus Road roundabout – pedestrian safety improvements

Notes: 1. Formatting on this web page does not exactly match the submitted email – but the wording and intent are the same. 2. Sam Sharland is CCC’s Engagement Advisor for this change. Kind regards, Chris Abbott. https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/510 From: secretary@spokes.org.nz <secretary@spokes.org.nz> Sent: Friday, 3 June 2022 12:22 p.m. To: Sam Sharland (samantha.sharland@ccc.govt.nz) <samantha.sharland@ccc.govt.nz> Subject: Centaurus […]

Ashburton District Council – Play, Active Recreation and Sport (PARS) Strategy Consultation

The attached PDF contains the bulk of the submission, as submitted to Ashburton District Council before 1159am on 20/5/2022 by Chris Abbott for Spokes Canterbury. Draft Play, Active Recreation and Sport (PARS) Strategy – Spokes submission (part 1 of 2) The specific details not captured from the submission follow: Ashburton District Council Draft Play, Active Recreation […]

Slow speeds neighbourhood – Papanui (CCC – 503)

From: secretary@spokes.org.nz <secretary@spokes.org.nz> Sent: Tuesday, 3 May 2022 11:45 a.m. To: ‘hannah.ballantyne@ccc.govt.nz’ <hannah.ballantyne@ccc.govt.nz> Subject: Submission on Slow speeds neighbourhood – Papanui / 503 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/503 Slow speeds neighbourhood – Papanui Spokes Canterbury fully supports: Slow Speed Neighbourhoods as a concept, but speed limits need to be 30 km/h on local roads and 40 km/h on arterial […]

Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements (CCC – 501)

From: secretary@spokes.org.nz <secretary@spokes.org.nz> Sent: Tuesday, 3 May 2022 12:25 p.m. To: ‘hannah.ballantyne@ccc.govt.nz’ <hannah.ballantyne@ccc.govt.nz> Subject: Submission on Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements / 501 Hi Hannah Here is Spokes Canterbury’s submission on Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements. Ref: https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/501 Spokes Canterbury supports the proposed Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements in principle. Spokes questions why the speed limit is set […]

Worcester Street cycleway connection (CCC – 488)

Spokes Submission to CCC on Worcester Street cycleway connection https://ccc.govt.nz/the–council/haveyoursay/show/488 Introduction Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/).  Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch area. We would […]

Antigua Street cycle improvements (CCC – 487)

Ref: https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/487 Introduction Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/). Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch area. We would like the opportunity to appear at any public […]

Linwood Village streetscape plan (CCC – 486)

(Re: https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/486) Fri 4/03/2022 11:00 a.m. Hi Hannah and CCC team As discussed here is our late but acceptable submission in terms of timeliness. On balance Spokes really likes this set of changes and is excited to see these changes and further changes mooted for Worcester St per https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/488. For cyclists Worcester St offers a […]

Spokes Submission to NZTA / Waka Kotahi on SH76 Brougham Street upgrade (FINAL – as submitted)

Spokes Submission to NZTA on SH76 Brougham Street upgrade https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh76-brougham-street-upgrade/ v03Final Spokes Submission to NZTA on Brougham Street – SH76 Changes starting 2022.docx NB Where I cannot replicate the submission exactly – ie images and highlighting – I have commented on the difference by using bold italics like this. Executive Summary Spokes supports the overarching […]

Spokes Submission to CCC on Lincoln Road peak-hour bus lanes (CCC – 461)

https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/461 Introduction Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/).  Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch area. We would like the opportunity to appear at any public hearing […]

Spokes Submission to CCC on Langdons Rd Proposed New Pedestrian Islands

https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/475 Introduction Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/). Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch area. We would like the opportunity to appear at any public hearing […]

CCC – Safer speeds – Banks Peninsula

This is the CCC side of two parallel consultations on Banks Peninsula speed limits, to both of which Spokes submitted on 3/12/2021. For the Spokes’ NZTA submission see https://www.spokes.org.nz/2021/12/nzta-sh73-sh75-christchurch-to-akaroa-and-sh74-lyttelton-speed-review/ Re: https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/467 Attachments: No Which road/s are you commenting on: Summit Road and all roads that connect to it. Comments – please be as specific as […]

NZTA – SH73/SH75 Christchurch to Akaroa and SH74 Lyttelton speed review

This is the NZTA side of the current submissions relating to Banks Peninula.  Chris Abbott emailed the following submission to chchtoakaroaspeeds@nzta.govt.nz on Fri 3/12/21 at 6:21 p.m. The CCC submission will be posted to this site, https://www.spokes.org.nz/submissions, presently. https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh73-sh75-christchurch-to-akaroa-and-sh74-lyttelton-speed-review/have-your-say/ To: NZTA The proposals to lower the speed limit on and around SH 73, 74 and […]

Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future

Te hau mārohi ki anamata Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future Submission from Spokes Canterbury 24 Nov 2021 secretary@spokes.org.nz  (email address changed from submissions@spokes.org.nz on 5/12/2021) References added after submission (added 5/12/2021): https://consult.environment.govt.nz/climate/emissions-reduction-plan/ https://environment.govt.nz/assets/publications/Emissions-reduction-plan-discussion-document.pdf He waka eke noa Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated […]

Wheels to Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū cycleway: Consultation feedback 17 November 2021

Introduction Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/). Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch area. We would like the opportunity to appear at any public hearing held […]

Ashburton District Parking Strategy & Town Centre Parking Management Plan

Re: https://www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/42470/Parking-Consultation-Document.pdf Spokes Canterbury thanks Ashburton District Council (ADC) for considering cyclists and bike parking in their parking strategy Spokes Canterbury believes that ADC is correct to assume an uptake in active transport for the following reasons: Awareness of the  global climate emergency is growing Personal health is improved by use of active transport A […]

CCC – Te Ara O-Rakipaoa Nor’west Arc Cycleway – Section 3

Spokes Submission to CCC on Te Ara O-Rakipaoa Nor’west Arc Cycleway – Section 3 https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/448 Introduction Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/).  Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the […]

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Hoon Hay and Lower Cashmere area Speed Reviews

Submissions on two CCC consultations affecting cyclists were due to close on 20/7/21: –  Lower Cashmere area speed review – https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/421 –  Hoon Hay area speed review – https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/422 The science is very clear – lower speeds lead to less injuries and fatalities. Spokes supports the adoption of a 30kph limit everywhere in suburban streets, such as […]

Spokes’ Submission on Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 – as submitted

Spokes Canterbury – Submission 23 June 2021 submissions@spokes.org.nz Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 He waka eke noa Spokes is a cycle advocacy group in Christchurch, with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN).  Spokes is dedicated to […]

Deans Bush / Pūtaringamotu

References: https://riccartonhouse.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Putaringamotu-Riccarton-Bush-Consultation.pdf https://riccartonhouse.co.nz/putaringamotu-riccarton-bush-major-enhancement-project/ Spokes Canterbury is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN).  Spokes Canterbury is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch area. If you require further information or there are matters requiring clarification, please […]

Spokes submission to CCC Long Term Plan 2021-31

Ref:         CCC 2021-31 Long Term Plan https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/386 Open for feedback: 12th March 2021 – 18th April 2021. Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/).   Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport […]

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CCC Colombo to Papanui

Due in 27 October 2020 and subs are much needed. Council has a proposal to almost sort of connect upper Colombo Street to the Papanui Parallel. It is a start and some encouragement and direction is needed to make it safe and workable. As always be polite and constructive. Council says it wants to serve […]

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MoT Government Policy Statement Transport 2021

https://www.transport.govt.nz/multi-modal/keystrategiesandplans/gpsonlandtransportfunding/gps-2021/ due 11.5 Email for questions & subs gps@transport.govt.nz Central government’s policy document for what it hopes to achieve in transport over the next 10 years. This is a BIG policy document which sets transport funding for at least 3 years.  If you want an idea as to funding see Point 69 and Activity Class […]

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NZTA Accessible Streets

NZTA Accessible Streets due 22.4 https://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/consultations/accessible-streets & CAN Guide to this https://can.org.nz/AccessibleStreetsSubmissionGuide This is a big one for potential impact. It can appear daunting. You can write up your own or work through the online form. With all the support available, at CAN and with this, it should be fairly quick and easy. As always […]

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CC Waimairi Road

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/302 due 7.4.20 Council will need a lot of support to accomplish this. Please consider making a polite submission. Draft Sub Thanks to Council for better use of roads for transport and increased road safety. Removing on street parking can be contentious, but is clearly needed both to maintain traffic flow and to increase road […]

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ECan Annual Plan 2020

https://haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/betterfuture       due 25 March Please do make a submission. Too many of us have gotten busy and government needs reminding that we really do want to cycle where we need to go and to do so safely. Submission from Spokes Canterbury Thank you for tackling so many pressing issues for the health of the natural […]

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CCC Annual Plan 2020-21

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/299 Due 9 April Draft Sub Spokes thanks Council for this opportunity to offer our recommendations on the cycling projects and funding in the proposed draft Annual Plan 2020-21. Spokes fully supports the MCR’s and delivering them as quickly as possible. We need more MCR’s and a completed city wide cycle network.       […]

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CCC Wairakei Grahams Intersection

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/298 Due 9 March Wairakei Grahams Intersection Submission Spokes supports the Councils efforts to make this intersection safer. The current plans fail to accomplish that goal. This is yet another project which needed input from people who cycle early on. Instead we have a project which leaves cyclists disadvantaged and at risk. Interested but concerned […]

CCC Spreydon Cashmere Community Board Plan 20

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/297 due 9 March Spreydon Cashmere Community Board Plan 2020 With climate challenges and transport costs increasing more people will want to use bicycles for transport. All routes will need to provide for safe inviting cycling. It is good to see the Board taking up this long neglected work. Spokes strongly supports the Community Boards […]

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CCC Linwood Central Heathcote Community Board plan 2020

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/295 Due 6 March Submission Spokes thanks the Community Board for putting forth an ambitious plan responsive to community needs. Well connected communities where people feel safe and can get around easily on foot are important. Including safe cycling infrastructure should be prioritized as it also supports these goals and Council’s commitment to being carbon […]

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CCC Papanui Innes Community Board Plan

Due 2 March (only 11 days allowed for consultation) https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/293 With all the plans up for consultation it has been a challenge. Apologies for the short notice and please do make a submission. It is great to hear that the Board advocates for a functioning traffic network supporting connected communities. Too much of the Board’s […]

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CCC Waipuna Halswell Hornby Riccarton Community Board Plan

The Waipuna Halswell Hornby Riccarton Plan due 6 March https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/294 Spokes appreciates the Board’s stated commitment “Pedestrians and road users should feel safe using the roading networks and have confidence that infrastructure is in place to ensure they are able to do so. Improving these connections provides the community the ability to access work, study […]

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CCC Fendalton-Waimari-Harewood Community Board Plan

Due 6 March 2020 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/292 Spokes appreciates that the Board has prioritized the need to implement “a safe and sustainable transport network.” With the growth of housing, employment and cycling numbers in the Board area the need for long underfunded and overdue safe inviting cycling infrastructure needs to be a top priority. Including safe cycling […]

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CCC Waitai/Coastal-Burwood draft CB Plan 2020-2022 due 24.2

Link https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/289 All encouraged to share their thoughts, but residents of the east impacted the most. This is not a formal submission process. The Community Board has put forth their priorities and need to hear that cycling needs to be included and prioritized. Draft sub from Spokes Draft Sub Thank you for opening up plans […]

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CCC Riccarton Road Speed Reduction

A quick and easy sub due in on Monday 10 February. Speed Limit Reductions for Riccarton Road https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/285 This feeble attempt to implement safer roads in Christchurch, while appreciated, confirms the problem of timidity at Council which fails to deliver. Riccarton Road is busy, congested and unsafe at 50km/h. Serving many local shops and the […]

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Linwood Public Transport Hub due 4.12

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/271 Council has again designed a “Kill Zone” for people on bicycles. Buckleys Road by the Eastgate Mall to feature deadly design.   Council needs to prioritize completing safe local cycle networks to support the Major Cycle Routes and to give all who would like to cycle the chance to do so and live. Please, make […]

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CCC Cranford Street Transport Projects

Due on Monday  https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/257 The Northern Arterial Extension is set to increase cars on Cranford St from 20,000 a day to 40,000+. The neigbhourhoods trashed in support of urban sprawl and climate change. This is a non consultation submission process. Yes, strange and not fully explained. Suffice to say it is another chance to let […]

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CCC Naval Point Lyttelton

CCC Naval Point Sub  Lyttelton Due 28.7 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/248 Submission from Spokes Canterbury Rate payers need some indication of the eventual total cost. How much more than $10.65 million will be required? We are offered 2 options with no indication of what the final overall costs might be. It is understood that there are many variables […]