News tags

mental health  physical activity  earthquake  vacancies  families  public health  children  funding  poverty  health determinants  social  Community development  planning  employment  healthy cities  volunteers  newsletter  youth  volunteering  nutrition  employment opportunity  housing  alcohol and drugs  maori  community engagement  rebuilding  wellbeing  disabilities  Lectures  counselling  Training  earthquake recovery  sustainability  event  community gardens  Community  seminar  Awards  stress  Community Groups  mens health  research  arts  smokefree  culture  men  exercise  migrants  community event  education  environment  resilience  human rights  health  medical  business  sport  conferences  survey  mental wellbeing  Courses  obesity  elderly  support group  environmental health  healthy food  health promotion  violence  pacific health  resources  music  rebuild  women  race relations  meeting  gardens  workshop  services  leadership  forum  water  disabled  repair  transport  prevention  pacific  dance  fundraising  asian health  sexual health  inequality  markets  cancer  support  disasters  development  mindfulness  dementia  presentation  collaboration  health in all policies  Hui  data analysis  recovery  smoking  law  drugs and alcohol  technology  safety  cycling  Sleep  policy  justice  parenting  media  hearing  walking  land  neighbours  social justice  qualification  resilient cities  information  community connection  consultation  oral health  bullying  depression  youth empowerment  young people  activities  non-profit  charity  harm  NURSES  addiction  disease  Communication  alcohol  symposium  District Plan  submission  anxiety  accessibility  Relationships  eating  economics  Design  Build  Advocacy  falls  parking  energy  heating  insulation  advice  build environment  Expo  Parents  Eating Disorders  abuse  waste  commuting  nominations  Matariki  webinar  diabetes  workplace  Climate Change  urban  management  Fundraiser  economy  restoration  Report  parks  learning  awareness  emergencies  injury prevention  reading  conservation  concert  language  refugees  recreation  built environment  data  gardening  venue  drugs  urban design  older people  finances 

Demonstration bus bike rack installed

Wednesday, April 05, 2017   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: cycling, transport

Christchurch City Council Newsline: Monday 3rd April 2017

A new innovation at Christchurch’s Bus Interchange encourages people to try out placing their bike on a “front-of-bus” bike rack as an option for cycle commuters.

A demonstration bike rack has been installed at the interchange to give cyclists a stress-free environment for their first attempt at placing their bike on the bus bike rack, as agencies aim to encourage cycling in the central city.

Christchurch City Council Transport Operations Manager Aaron Haymes said the demonstration bike stand was a collaborative initiative between the Council, Environment Canterbury and Ōtākaro Limited which provided funding.

A woman tries out the bike rack.“Our figures show the number of people using cycling as a commuting option for work or play in the city is definitely on the rise, particularly in the central city. Sometimes cycling both ways on a trip isn’t an option – whether it be because of weather or timing, or even that the commute home or uphill at the end of the day is just too much.

“Giving people a stress-free environment to have a go at loading their bike on and off the rack may just encourage those who can only commute one way to keep doing that, but use the bus as an option for a return trip or part of a trip.”

All buses on Christchurch’s Metro bus network have bike racks installed, giving people the flexibility to switch easily between the bus and their bike for different parts of their daily travel. The racks are free to use.

Mr Haymes said the chance to practice would give people confidence if they were worried about how easy it would be to mount their bikes on a bus in-service.

“We have three major cycle routes nearing completion in the city by June, and our figures show the number of people who bike on some routes has doubled in the last year, so we’re confident commuter cycling is on the rise in the city. We want to encourage the use of other modes of transport too and this demonstration rack allows cyclists to think “multi-modal” and consider public transport for one leg of their trip.”

The bike rack will be a permanent feature in the Bus Interchange.

Comments on this item

You must be logged in to read or make comments

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch