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Submissions due today Tuesday 22 April Submit now.
Please make a submission. No matter how brief, they all count.
Feel free to lift ideas and words from the attached draft sub. Read the notes and make your own. Councillors will need an overwhelming response if we are to move them along.
This is a non notified consultation. Spokes has been fortunate enough to receive word of the proposal.
Right turns onto Papanui from Normans Road are to be banned at rush hour. Should this apply to people on bicycles? Read the sub and please comment. Thanks, Dirk
NZTA 2014 Cycle Friendly Awards
NZTA has joined with CAN to support cycling in NZ
The Isolation of Consultation
Notes from the 3rd April 2014 Bus Exchange Consultation
With today's tragic death we can at least be motivated to do what we can to get safer infrastructure right away.
Here is a sample letter. Use what you will, but send it.
Email addresses for Councillors and Community Boards can be found at www.CCC.govt.nz
The Mayor, Vice Mayor and members of the Environment Cte (decide on cycle infrastructure): Lianne [dot] Dalziel [at] ccc [dot] govt [dot] nz Vicki [dot] Buck [at] ccc [dot] govt [dot] nz Phil [dot] Clearwater [at] ccc [dot] govt [dot] nz Jimmy [dot] Chen [at] ccc [dot] govt [dot] nz Pauline [dot] Cotter [at] ccc [dot] govt [dot] nz David [dot] East [at] CCC [dot] govt [dot] nz Tim [dot] Scandrett [at] ccc [dot] govt [dot] nz
CCC would like some support for this piece of the major cycle routes programme.
This would provide an alternate for part of the north/south journey otherwise made on either Papanui Road or Cranford St.
Proposed is a 3 metre wide shared path with 3.5 m bridge over Dudley Creek, 550 metres total length. From south entrance Rutland Reserve to Grassmere Street/Grants Rd intersection.
There will be a a Public Meeting at Paparoa Street School from 3.30 to 6.30pm on Monday, 7 April 2014.
at CPIT Room A136, 5.30 - 7pm
Next meeting: 1 May 2014. This will also be the Spokes AGM.
Shirley Community Trust in conjunction with ICECycles present...
Bike Fix Up Day
17 Acherson Ave
Saturday, 5th April 2014, 1:00 to 4:00pm
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.)
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