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Almost everyone surveyed says they think the separated cycleways have improved their safety and comfort.  (Joseph Johnson / Stuff)

Christchurch City Council survey suggests commuter behaviour changing because of cycleways

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 […]


Moving on from the almighty car: A change up for Christchurch’s transport mix

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 […]

New "Copenhagen style" cycle lanes are a nod to European mega centres (Joseph Johnson / Fairfax NZ)

Focus on ‘end goal’ in Christchurch inner city redesign, advocates say

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 […]