BIKE INITIATIVES - NEW ZEALAND
Christchurch - how Christchurch used the earthquake to return the city to its cycling roots Christchurch once known as Cyclopolis and the 'Copenhagen of the South' had 40,000 cyclists - half the population - in 1924. Since the 2011 eathquake the City has seen a resurgence in local bicycle initiatives and projects. In addition central government has promised NZ$ 160m (£67m) to build 13 new cycleways.
Christchurch Bike Share - Spark Bikes is a two year pilot to promote bike share as part of the cities future transport mix. Thanks to Spark the first 30 minutes of every ride are free.
Christchurch - Frocks on Bikes is a unique cycle advocacy organisation that aims to get more women on bikes in everyday life. Through a Wellington-based “mothership” and many “flocks” across Australasia, Frocks On Bikes holds accessible events and provides services to get regular women onto bikes.
Christchurch - RAD Bikes - Recycle A Dunger is a not-for-profit community bike shed in central Christchurch. It is a workshop space where anyone can build or repair a bicycle for themselves and/or help restore bikes to give away. They provide bikes, tools, parts and technical guidance within a workshop where all are welcome to share their time, skills and ideas.
Bike 2050 - initiative led by Sustainable Business Network and AECOM in partnership with NZ transport agency is accelerating uptake of urban cycling in New Zealand's cities, and getting businesses more invested in promoting cycling in NZ.