Spokes Submission to CCC on Lincoln Road peak-hour bus lanes

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 […]

Tennyson Street – Pedestrian island improvements

As submitted on 16/8/21 by Chris Abbott, Spokes Canterbury’s secretary and submissions convenor. Tennyson Street serves many purposes – in order of approximate decreasing vulnerability it is used by: – pedestrians including children of all ages and the elderly – cyclists – motorised vehicles of all sizes from Motorcycles and mopeds thru cars thru SUVs […]

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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 […]