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 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 […]
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 […]
Kia ora everyone, The Aotearoa Bike Challenge in February 2024 is nearly here. This is your time to register for 2024 and to help more people discover the joys of cycling. Registration is free on the Love to Ride NZ site. Also if you register before midnight on the 24th of December you go into […]
Kia ora everyone, The Aotearoa Bike Challenge in February 2023 is nearly here. This is your time to register for 2023 and to help more people discover the joys of cycling. Registration is free on the Love to Ride NZ site. You can join more than one group including community groups like Spokes (Canterbury), your […]
As part of Biketober 2022 Spokes member Richard Smith gave a talk on Bikepacking, with thoughts on gear, preparation and some ideas of routes in and around Canterbury. He has made the slides from the talk available BikepackingTalk-Oct22.