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 contact our Submissions Convenor (and Secretary), Chris Abbott in the first instance. His contact details are:
Address: 101B Nayland Street, Christchurch 8081
Phone: 021 654 344
Deans Bush / Pūtaringamotu is a pleasant low-traffic interlude away from the more heavily trafficked Kahu Rd and Totara St, and has been appreciated by pedestrians and cyclists for decades.
- the existing main path used by non-motorised traffic from Ngahere Street through to Riccarton House, and
- the existing road used by all forms of traffic from Kahu Rd to Riccarton House (and keep the speed bumps as they are an effective traffic-calming measure).
Given the narrowness of the tracks within the Bush zone Spokes is happy that bikes are not allowed, but suggests that some bike parking be made available near Riccarton House ie where there is a greater chance of any miscreant behaviour being discouraged or noticed.
As to night-time use, Spokes prefers that the main path remains open for those pedestrians and cyclists who want to use it, but can accept whatever solution the Pūtaringamotu/ Riccarton Bush Development team consider appropriate.
I have submitted this directly as I could not find any published cut-off date, and speaking to the Riccarton House staff member who replied to my call on 14/6/21 she thought that submissions were closing imminently.
Regards, Chris Abbott
Spokes – Canterbury