The Press, Christchurch, 13 December 2017 Christchurch’s cycleway scheme seems to be shifting the way people travel, with results from a recent survey suggesting the separated routes have encouraged some out of their cars. The $16,000 survey of 625 people using the Christchurch City Council-funded cycleways also pointed to users cycling more and feeling more […]
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The Press, Christchurch, 5 Aug 2017 In car-centric Christchurch, it still feels a brave call. Charlotte Bebbington and Ken Ching have opened a shop in the central city selling chic urban commuter bikes. Bebbington is a young graphic designer returned after eight years in Shanghai. Ching is a Singaporean whose family developed the eZee Kinetic […]
The Press, Christchurch, 17 May 2017 An irate driver ran a cyclist off a Christchurch road, then threatened to punch him and spat in his face. The cyclist, who preferred not to be named for his own safety, said the altercation was on Colombo St, opposite Victoria Square, about 9am on Friday. It was his […]
The Press, Christchurch, 15 March 2017 Advocates for Christchurch central’s inner city redesign say skeptics need to focus on the end goal, not dwell on slow-moving construction and traffic congestion. At a private meeting at city council headquarters on Tuesday, described by attendees as “heated” and “explosive”, central Christchurch property and business owners discussed claims the An […]
The Press, Christchurch, 8 Jan 2017 Don Babe cycles more than 180 kilometres to work every week, and even more on the weekend. Each month the 59-year-old Cantabrian rides more than 700km on his daily commute from his rural property near Lincoln to Merivale, where he works as an accountant. He can not remember the […]
The Press, Christchurch, 14 December 2016 Two houses in the path of a cycleway will need to be demolished – likely against their owner’s wishes – now that plans have been approved by the Christchurch City Council. The final route for the Quarryman’s Trail, a $15.5 million cycleway connecting Halswell to the central city, was […]