Reshaping Streets

Tēnā koutou katoa Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Reshaping Streets. Introduction Spokes Canterbury ( – is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 followers.  Spokes is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN –  Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater […]

Ashburton District Council – Play, Active Recreation and Sport (PARS) Strategy Consultation

The attached PDF contains the bulk of the submission, as submitted to Ashburton District Council before 1159am on 20/5/2022 by Chris Abbott for Spokes Canterbury. Draft Play, Active Recreation and Sport (PARS) Strategy – Spokes submission (part 1 of 2) The specific details not captured from the submission follow: Ashburton District Council Draft Play, Active Recreation […]

Selwyn District Council (Draft) Annual Plan 2022/23

Reference: Thank you for the opportunity to make comments about the proposed annual plan. The four projects that are being specifically consulted on have very little to do with biking so no preference is declared. However, it has been observed that the Trices Road Plan Change has been approved and the Lincoln Plan Change […]

Slow speeds neighbourhood – Papanui (CCC – 503)

From: <> Sent: Tuesday, 3 May 2022 11:45 a.m. To: ‘’ <> Subject: Submission on Slow speeds neighbourhood – Papanui / 503 Slow speeds neighbourhood – Papanui Spokes Canterbury fully supports: Slow Speed Neighbourhoods as a concept, but speed limits need to be 30 km/h on local roads and 40 km/h on arterial […]

Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements (CCC – 501)

From: <> Sent: Tuesday, 3 May 2022 12:25 p.m. To: ‘’ <> Subject: Submission on Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements / 501 Hi Hannah Here is Spokes Canterbury’s submission on Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements. Ref: Spokes Canterbury supports the proposed Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements in principle. Spokes questions why the speed limit is set […]

road knot

MoT Government Policy Statement Transport 2021 due 11.5 Email for questions & subs 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 & CAN Guide to this 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 […]

Bikes and watercraft

ECan Annual Plan 2020       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 […]