CYCLEWAY SUBMISSIONS

Our cycleways need your support. Our submissions guides makes it easier for you to make a submission in the consultation phase.

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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 […]

Spokes’ Submission on Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 – as submitted

Spokes Canterbury – Submission 23 June 2021 submissions@spokes.org.nz Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 He waka eke noa Spokes is a cycle advocacy group in Christchurch, with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN).  Spokes is dedicated to […]

Deans Bush / Pūtaringamotu

References: https://riccartonhouse.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Putaringamotu-Riccarton-Bush-Consultation.pdf https://riccartonhouse.co.nz/putaringamotu-riccarton-bush-major-enhancement-project/ 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 […]

SH75 (Halswell Road and Lincoln Road) Bus Priority

Submitted 31/May/2021 SUBMISSION FROM SPOKES CANTERBURY Spokes Canterbury is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN). 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 […]

Spokes submission to CCC Long Term Plan 2021-31

Ref:         CCC 2021-31 Long Term Plan https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/386 Open for feedback: 12th March 2021 – 18th April 2021. 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 […]

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CCC Colombo to Papanui

Due in 27 October 2020 and subs are much needed. Council has a proposal to almost sort of connect upper Colombo Street to the Papanui Parallel. It is a start and some encouragement and direction is needed to make it safe and workable. As always be polite and constructive. Council says it wants to serve […]

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MoT Government Policy Statement Transport 2021

https://www.transport.govt.nz/multi-modal/keystrategiesandplans/gpsonlandtransportfunding/gps-2021/ due 11.5 Email for questions & subs gps@transport.govt.nz Central government’s policy document for what it hopes to achieve in transport over the next 10 years. This is a BIG policy document which sets transport funding for at least 3 years.  If you want an idea as to funding see Point 69 and Activity Class […]

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NZTA Accessible Streets

NZTA Accessible Streets due 22.4 https://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/consultations/accessible-streets & CAN Guide to this https://can.org.nz/AccessibleStreetsSubmissionGuide This is a big one for potential impact. It can appear daunting. You can write up your own or work through the online form. With all the support available, at CAN and with this, it should be fairly quick and easy. As always […]

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CC Waimairi Road

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/302 due 7.4.20 Council will need a lot of support to accomplish this. Please consider making a polite submission. Draft Sub Thanks to Council for better use of roads for transport and increased road safety. Removing on street parking can be contentious, but is clearly needed both to maintain traffic flow and to increase road […]

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ECan Annual Plan 2020

https://haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/betterfuture       due 25 March Please do make a submission. Too many of us have gotten busy and government needs reminding that we really do want to cycle where we need to go and to do so safely. Submission from Spokes Canterbury Thank you for tackling so many pressing issues for the health of the natural […]

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CCC Annual Plan 2020-21

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/299 Due 9 April Draft Sub Spokes thanks Council for this opportunity to offer our recommendations on the cycling projects and funding in the proposed draft Annual Plan 2020-21. Spokes fully supports the MCR’s and delivering them as quickly as possible. We need more MCR’s and a completed city wide cycle network.       […]

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CCC Wairakei Grahams Intersection

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/298 Due 9 March Wairakei Grahams Intersection Submission Spokes supports the Councils efforts to make this intersection safer. The current plans fail to accomplish that goal. This is yet another project which needed input from people who cycle early on. Instead we have a project which leaves cyclists disadvantaged and at risk. Interested but concerned […]

CCC Spreydon Cashmere Community Board Plan 20

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/297 due 9 March Spreydon Cashmere Community Board Plan 2020 With climate challenges and transport costs increasing more people will want to use bicycles for transport. All routes will need to provide for safe inviting cycling. It is good to see the Board taking up this long neglected work. Spokes strongly supports the Community Boards […]

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CCC Linwood Central Heathcote Community Board plan 2020

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/295 Due 6 March Submission Spokes thanks the Community Board for putting forth an ambitious plan responsive to community needs. Well connected communities where people feel safe and can get around easily on foot are important. Including safe cycling infrastructure should be prioritized as it also supports these goals and Council’s commitment to being carbon […]

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CCC Papanui Innes Community Board Plan

Due 2 March (only 11 days allowed for consultation) https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/293 With all the plans up for consultation it has been a challenge. Apologies for the short notice and please do make a submission. It is great to hear that the Board advocates for a functioning traffic network supporting connected communities. Too much of the Board’s […]

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CCC Waipuna Halswell Hornby Riccarton Community Board Plan

The Waipuna Halswell Hornby Riccarton Plan due 6 March https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/294 Spokes appreciates the Board’s stated commitment “Pedestrians and road users should feel safe using the roading networks and have confidence that infrastructure is in place to ensure they are able to do so. Improving these connections provides the community the ability to access work, study […]

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CCC Fendalton-Waimari-Harewood Community Board Plan

Due 6 March 2020 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/292 Spokes appreciates that the Board has prioritized the need to implement “a safe and sustainable transport network.” With the growth of housing, employment and cycling numbers in the Board area the need for long underfunded and overdue safe inviting cycling infrastructure needs to be a top priority. Including safe cycling […]

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CCC Waitai/Coastal-Burwood draft CB Plan 2020-2022 due 24.2

Link https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/289 All encouraged to share their thoughts, but residents of the east impacted the most. This is not a formal submission process. The Community Board has put forth their priorities and need to hear that cycling needs to be included and prioritized. Draft sub from Spokes Draft Sub Thank you for opening up plans […]

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CCC Riccarton Road Speed Reduction

A quick and easy sub due in on Monday 10 February. Speed Limit Reductions for Riccarton Road https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/285 This feeble attempt to implement safer roads in Christchurch, while appreciated, confirms the problem of timidity at Council which fails to deliver. Riccarton Road is busy, congested and unsafe at 50km/h. Serving many local shops and the […]

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Linwood Public Transport Hub due 4.12

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/271 Council has again designed a “Kill Zone” for people on bicycles. Buckleys Road by the Eastgate Mall to feature deadly design.   Council needs to prioritize completing safe local cycle networks to support the Major Cycle Routes and to give all who would like to cycle the chance to do so and live. Please, make […]

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CCC Cranford Street Transport Projects

Due on Monday  https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/257 The Northern Arterial Extension is set to increase cars on Cranford St from 20,000 a day to 40,000+. The neigbhourhoods trashed in support of urban sprawl and climate change. This is a non consultation submission process. Yes, strange and not fully explained. Suffice to say it is another chance to let […]

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CCC Naval Point Lyttelton

CCC Naval Point Sub  Lyttelton Due 28.7 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/248 Submission from Spokes Canterbury Rate payers need some indication of the eventual total cost. How much more than $10.65 million will be required? We are offered 2 options with no indication of what the final overall costs might be. It is understood that there are many variables […]

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CCC MCR S Express Making Elizabeth St more Car friendly

S Express MCR Elizabeth St/Division St Redux    Due 12 June Once again Council has sided with the NIMBY’s to downgrade safety on a Major Cycle Route. It will take LOTS of individual submissions to overcome this. Please take the few minutes necessary to speak out for the right of people to cycle safely. Link https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/243 […]

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CCC High Street

Yet another project focused on offering on street parking. For one key block this is a priority cycle route. Even if you avoid this area now, please consider making a submission to help others who have to cycle here. Link : https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/234 due 10.6 DRAFT SUB Thank you for trying to make the best of […]

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CCC Victoria Street

Spokes-CCC Victoria St Sub Due in 27 May https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/175 Victoria Street is a designated cycle route. This plan offers unsafe infrastructure to preserve on street parking. Your submission is needed. Use your own words, tell your stories of cycling hard up against parked cars while squeezed in by cars. Draft Submission Public Sentiment and City […]

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CCC CNC DEMP Northern Arterial

Subs due 15 April link https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/226 With millions already spent to create car dependency and gridlock it will take lots of submissions to stop this madness. Help out the neighbourhoods in the north east of Christchurch while also working for better cycling infrastructure. Even a simple sub stating non support and asking for public and […]

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CCC Annual Plan 2019

CCC Annual Plan     Due 1 April Please make a sub Now. Even a short sub counts and Spoke’s sub is counted as one by Council. Link https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/227 The link provides links to both the summary and complete draft Long Term Plans. Spokes supports Council’s moving forward the completion dates of Major Cycle Routes, MCR’s. Spokes […]

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CCC MCR Southern Express

This is a large much needed project. The first parts are covered here with the last sections leading to Hagley park to come. Link to Council Have Your Say Due in by 1 April https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/215 Overview The first take on it is that is more complicated than required. A quiet streets sharrows approach would work […]

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CCC Memorial Greers

The corner of Memorial Ave and Greers Road to be made more ‘efficient’. The Orbiter and motorists are inconvenienced by people on bikes and all those kids going to school on foot. The solution? Remove the cycle lane, narrow the footpath. (See Spokes FB page posting for Council diagram and letter in 21.2.19 post) Memorial […]

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CCC Old Redcliffs School Park

CCC Old Redcliff’s School            due 17.12.18 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/181 What a great park design with sports fields, impressive playground and a new community hall. Just perfect, if this were 1985. Council has made numerous statements in support of cycling. Yet these plans and the Redcliff’s Transport Project fail to provide for, or even mention cycling. Plans show […]

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CCC Redcliffs Transport

Redcliffs Transport Project due 17.12.18 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/207 Main Road offers cycle lanes and Beachville Road is part of the Coastal Pathway. Both should feature prominently in this “transport project”. Neither are mentioned or depicted. With no provisions for cycling infrastructure indicated it would seem that Council has simply opted for parents driving children to school. Main […]

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CCC Lincoln Road Bus Priority and cycling

CCC Lincoln Bus Lanes and Cycling Closes 4.12.18 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/184 Christchurch – Where the Future is On the Bus Submission made to CCC 4.12.18 This plan continues to build for cars, prioritizes this route for buses and offers leftovers for people on bicycles. This is business as usual with a few tweaks. Albert Einstein observed “The […]

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Our Space

Our Space   The Future of Cycling is Riding the Bus or How to  marginalize cycling to force sharing the costs of public transport. From http://greaterchristchurch.org.nz/ourspace/ Due 30.11.18 email subs to ourspace@greaterchristchurch.org.nz This consultation impacts cycling by focusing funding and attention on public transport with cycling playing a very minor role in meeting people’s transport needs. […]

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ECan Regional Public Transport Plan

https://haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/connect-canterbury Due 14 October Spokes appreciates the RPTP focus on zero emissions and an integrated transport system. It is especially heartening to see “Objective 1D: To support compact urban form and multi-modal journeys, the delivery of public transport is integrated with land use development, quality infrastructure, and innovative technology.” Supported by “The delivery of enhanced […]

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CCC Quarryman’s Trail Changes

Quarryman’s Trail to be on South of Sparks Closes 12 September. https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/179 Links from above page called plans, but each is a continuation of the project. There are not several plans on offer. Note that these are sheets 1-4 and presented out of order on the site. Sheet numbers on middle bottom of each sheet. […]

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CCC Slow Speed Extension

CCC Slow Speed Extension Sub http://cccgovtnz.cwp.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/177 Closes 4 September Spokes Canterbury generally supports lowering speed limits as presented in this proposal. The 10km/h limit is likely to be unrealistic as many people will cycle at a slightly faster rate simply to maintain balance and manoeuvrability. With cycling in the central city primarily on shared streets […]

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CCC Barrington Mall Driveway

Not much room to do what is needed but some tweaking would really help. Subs in support just to remind Council that we would like to stay alive are always a good idea. Barrington Mall Driveway to be made a bit safer, for cars and pedestrians. Closes 22 August https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/112 Spokes draft sub The Setting […]

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CCC Woolston Village

CCC Woolston Village Sub Opens 5.6.18 closes 3.7.18 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/151 Spokes sub made 2.7.18 With cycle lanes of 1.6 to 1.8m width with no buffer zone hard up against on street parking this project is unsafe and fails to apply Council’s own Cycle Design Guidelines while undermining Council’s stated intent to encourage the ‘interested but concerned’ […]

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CCC Cranford Street Changes

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/142 Closes 4.6.18 This is the second opportunity to submit on the mess to be made of Cranford Street. Please share your thoughts with Council. Seeking to make it easier to commute by car from north of Chch NZTA built the ‘Northern Corridor’. This ‘upgrades’ Cranford Street to move the congestion on Main N Road […]

CCC CNC Cranford Street

Duelling Consultations Closes tomorrow, Friday 18.5.18 In preparing a submission on Council’s Cranford Street Changes Spokes has stumbled upon another consultation on the project being conducted by the Christchurch Northern Corridor Alliance(CNC). This one closes tomorrow, 18 May. It seems it was initiated in response to business and resident concerns over loss of on street […]

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CCC Red Cliff’s Village and Monck’s Spur

This is due in on Monday 7 May https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/137#form-message Cycle parking is grossly inadequate. Cycle infrastructure is minimal and substandard. This one needs to go back for a full redraft. Spokes is glad to read that lower speeds in the village will be implemented. A 30 km/h limit will make for a safer and more […]

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CCC Free Parking

First hour of parking free in the CBD? Minimum cost of $400,000.00 per year. 40-68% of existing parking in CBD underutilized Read the proposal and offer your sub by Monday 30 April at https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/138 Spokes Sub Thank you for the opportunity to make a formal submission on the proposal to continue to provide one hour […]

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Government Policy Statement Transport

This is the central government’s policy statement on transport. It determines what kind of transport funding is prioritized. This is in draft form and taking submissions. Due in by Wednesday 2 May. http://www.transport.govt.nz/ourwork/keystrategiesandplans/gpsonlandtransportfunding/ Spokes Canterbury supports the submission made by Cycling Action Network. Expanding on this submission we reiterate and add to it. Support for […]

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CCC Radley Park and Heathcote River Dredging

Of interest to those who ride in the Beckenham/Opawa/Woolston/Ferry Road areas. Due Wednesday 18 April https://cccgovtnz.cwp.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/132 The Opawaho River Route MCR goes up Clarendon Tce on its way to Ferry Road. This is a bit of a loop, good for accessing businesses, not that inviting for cycle commuters or the interested but concerned. Sheldon Street […]

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CCC Speed limit changes Yaldhurst and Harewood

Spokes draft submission Covering a number of areas this will be of interest to those using Harewood Road to commute to the airport, students at Harewood School and those who use Guy’s, Gardiner’s or Hussey Roads. Due 16 April Link to Council site to make submissions https://cccgovtnz.cwp.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/134 Reducing speed limits can make good sense and […]

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CCC Long Term Plan 2018 Submission

Please comment with your ideas, share and do make a submission! Due in by April 13. https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/125   Submission from Spokes Canterbury  Submission Synopsis Appreciation for the Major Cycleways Acknowledge and compensate for the inequitable funding of cycling infrastructure over the past decades Revisit, improve and deliver the implied promise of Share and Idea and […]

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CCC LTP 2018 Easy As

Hi: This could be the easiest sub you ever make, and one of the most important. Go to https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/125 and fill out the form. What to say? Tell Council: • Why cycling is important to you • How it helps you to get around • How much you like the new Major Cycle Routes and […]

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CCC Kilmore Colombo to Durham

For those who commute east west through the city plans for Kilmore Street need your submissions. https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/113                                 Closes 21.3.18   This is Spokes take: The Accessible City Plan does a very poor job of providing safe cycling infrastructure for commuter cyclists. Kilmore Street should do the best job possible to make up for this. Please […]