In approximately 1975, the then Christchurch City Council, in conjunction with the National Roads Board, marked a cycle lane up to the intersection limit lines on the Kilmarnock Street approach to the Deans/Kilmarnock intersection in Christchurch. In 1978 the Ministry of Transport produced a draft standard for the design of cycle facilities. The draft was approved by the National Roads Board for a trial that was conducted by the Traffic Committee of the Road Research Unit, in 1980.
And with even The Guardian recommending people sign up to The Times' #cyclesafe campaign, it's clear we've crossed the rubicon.
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Children love biking but need more places to ride. This guide aims to help you get a bike track in your local park. Good for adults too!
1. Commit to making it happen.
Ask your friends for support. Form a small team and set yourself a target.
2. Talk to your local council and biking groups
It helps having a champion on the council. Staff at the parks or recreation department should be able to help.
Write a plan with the objective, budget, a timeline, and who does what.