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Questions regarding CERA transitioning out in 2016
This forum is not about transport but it might come up and is significant in regard to the people attending.
When: 7:30pm, 10th March 2014
Where: Netball Centre, (The Atrium), Hagley Ave.
Note this is a venue change from the original.
Spokes is a member of One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK). http://onevoicetereokotahi.blogspot.co.nz/ OVTRK speaks from the Non Government sector - allowing the voices of organisations that have not been formed by Government or Commerce to be heard. OVTRK is independent and not aligned with any political party.
The programme for the evening:
Speakers from 4 NGOs: each for 2 minutes - Jane Quigley (VIVA), Surinder Tandon (Christchurch Multicultural Council), Tim Weir (DELTA Trust) and Dallas Hibbs (He Waka Tapu) - to show the breadth, depth and diverse aspects of the sector.
Speakers from the Panel of CERA statutory partners: each for 5 minutes –
Roger Sutton (CERA), Arihia Bennett (TRONT), Dame Margaret Bazley (ECAN), Kelvin Coe (SDC), David Ayers (WDC) and Lianne Dalziel (CCC) - addressing all of the key questions that apply to your organisation, from the six that were identified at the last OVTRK Forum, viz:
• How will CCC and the government continue to relate beyond 2016, given that there is an agreement about cost sharing between them?
• How will the five statutory partners, named in the CER Act, continue to relate to one another, ECAN and the TLAs beyond 2016?
• Who will undertake the monitoring of the recovery beyond 2016?
• What will be the future use of the residential red zone lands?
• What challenges do you anticipate for the transition, with 2014 being a parliamentary election year?
• How will recognition of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu's statutory role in the recovery under the CER Act be continued into the future beyond 2016?
Questions from the floor by people involved in NGOs and answers from the Panel.
See http://onevoicetereokotahi.blogspot.co.nz/ for more info.
Working with Vision for the New City
A series of talks at CWEA, this one is related to transport and therefore of interest to us.
Where: 59 Gloucester St (opposite the Art Gallery).
What: Michael Blyleven - Technical specialist - Transport CERA / CCDU: "Christchurch Recovery Plan Transport chapter - how did we get here?"
When: Tuesday 4th March (Please note different date from others in the series!)
Time: 1:30 to 2:30pm
20th Canterbury Active Transport (CAT) Forum
On Thursday 27 February 2014, at 12:00noon.
In the Oak Room at the Atrium - Hagley Park Netball Courts.
Hear presentations by Julie Anne Genter, Green Party MP and transport planner;
and Roy Hamilton, Highfield developer. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/your-property/8672712/High-interest-in-giant-subdivision
Food available from 12:00 noon.
An interesting article from Portland;
To view this online go to http://spokes.org.nz/newsletter/2013/10
Come Ride with Santa
An invitation to take part in the 4th combined Spokes/Frocks on Bikes cycling float in the 2013 Christchurch Santa Parade on Sunday 8th December 2013 along Riccarton Road.
Come and enjoy a family fun day on bikes. Feel what it is like to be a rock star performing in front of a crowd of 100,000 people! Enjoy a post parade picnic in a secluded corner of Hagley Park.
I like these people's bi line and I think the article approaches a sensitive subject in a well reasoned manner.
(Short) Newsletter Special - Open Streets Ciclovia
Sunday 29th September 10:00am to 4:00pm
A reminder that the Open Streets Ciclovia Festival postponed in July is on this Sunday 29th Sept in the central city.
There are a few changes from the programme with heaps of stuff happening in what is the biggest active transport event in more than a decade. A brief run down and a request for volunteers at the end...
Special Vote Now Issue
To view this online go to http://spokes.org.nz/newsletter/2013/09
Road works around the rebuild
Have you noticed that there is a lot of road works going on all around the city? Well it is going to go on for a long time. SCIRT (Strong Chch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) are responsible. SCIRT's delivery teams comprise of 5 contracting companies who are responsible for the day-to-day management of works. They are Fletchers; City Care; Fulton Hogan; Downer and McConnell Dowell.
See http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/about/structure for more information on their values and behaviours.
These came through the CAN google groups network and may be of interest - they were to me! and a few things came to mind which I've put in in italics throughout:
Barbara Cuthbert wrote:
I got an update yesterday from Stephen Town from NZTA HQ news.
Improving the capacity of Curletts Road through one of four options - at least one of which involves no space for cyclists
See webpages and attached PDF of the document
Drop in time at the Upper Riccarton Library 3-6.30pm Wed 21st August
To read this e letter online go to http://spokes.org.nz/newsletter/2013/08
Road Works Around the Rebuild
Earlier this year following persistent complaints about the management of site safety around rebuild work sites from people riding bikes, Spokes asked for a meeting with SCIRT to discuss how things can be improved. In April our reps along with a member of the public were invited to meet with their Traffic Management Tactical Group TMTG (the SCIRT delivery teams Traffic managers).
quite an interesting article given this history here. it has certainly taken a while and I guess could reflect that the CCC feels like its on shaky ground after everything that's happened recently.
August 2013 Spokes Canterbury Newsletter
To read this online go to http://spokes.org.nz/newsletter/2013/07
Special Note: Our regular hard-working, non-paid, earthquake-affected editor is taking a well-earned overseas break. Rumour is that he has gone to London to join the cheering crowds welcoming the new royal baby - but don't believe it. So the Acting Editor has decided to take the opportunity to produce a more locally focused newsletter.
Doug Craig former Core member would appreciate visits at Chch Main Hospital, Ward 16, Room 6. He will be there for about 3 months for a non cycling related problem. 3 months, in the hospital, boring... Visitors will be enthusiastically welcomed.
Listen to a discussion about replacing one way with two way streets in Perth, West Australia and the rationale behind it.
Plains FM Community Radio Station host Bill Demeter talks to Graham Newsome
Principal Traffic and Transport Officer, City of Perth, West Australia.
And read Perth's CBD Transport Plan to 2016 here...
Transport Reporter for The Age, Melbourne.
12th April, 2013
Pedestrians will take priority over cars on Melbourne's city streets if the council backs a progressive road safety plan on Tuesday.
CCC has come out in support of building $70 million of cycling infrastructure over the next 5 years. They need to know that the public is excited by this, supports it, and would even like more emphasis on walking and cycling.
Notes on the plan and a submission are attached. Feel free to read and, cut and paste or write your own submission. You have until 19 April to submit it to CCC. You can go to this link and hit the green have your say button to do an online submission limited to 3,100 characters:
If the bicycle was invented tomorrow, it would be seen as the solution, not the problem
CHOCBAR! CHristchurch Otautahi Cargo Bike Annual Rally
Postponed on 20th April due to bad weather this is now scheduled for Saturday 11 May. Follow link http://spokes.org.nz/contentevent/2013/04/20/chocbar
SPOKES CANTERBURY APRIL 2013
Read on line at http://spokes.org.nz/newsletter/2013/03
City Council Cycleways - Sign the Petition!
Boris Johnson's bold thinking could change the future of London cycling
Mayor's new plans for cycling in the capital could re-shape the way Londoners transport themselves for decades to come. The plan is to spend £900 million!
June 2013 update:
Council made clear to staff that they were not pleased with what had been done. At the 25 Oct 2012 council meeting thisndesign for a road serving 6,000 vpd was considered dangerous. None the less council voted 9-4 against remedying this dangerous situation. (Doing right by the community and people who bicycle would be expensive and politically unpalatable.)
The cycle path to happiness
An article by Simon Usborne,
published in The Independent
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Scientists are confirming what most cyclists instinctively know – that riding a bike has extraordinary effects on our brain chemistry.
Discover how the latest research is revealing more about the hidden benefits of riding a bike. Read about the unexpected improvements it brings to the health, education and general well-being of individuals and the community alike.
It should be compulsory reading for all parents and politicians.
Then redirect funding away from Roads of No Significance and into cycling infrastructure!
The full article can be read here…
Happy New Year from Spokes Canterbury!
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