Canterbury Branch – E-bikes on Tour

On behalf of the Canterbury / West Coast Transportation Group, you’re invited to join this e-bike event. Come along to:

Learn about e-bikes while touring around the newest Christchurch cycleways. Hear from industry experts and e-bike shop operators about:

  1. Cycleway design
  2. Regulations and growth
  3. Cargo e-bikes


Thursday 14 October 

Meet at 5:15 pm

Start & finish at South Hagley Park Public Toilet near Deans Ave and Old Blenheim Rd.

End time: 8:00 pm (approximately) 

We’ll postpone the event as needed if Canterbury re-enters Alert Level 3 or 4.



John Lieswyn – Director & Principal Transportation Planner, ViaStrada Ltd

John is a former two time US national road cycling gold medallist and bicycle store owner who now plans and designs streets for people of all ages and abilities. John was the lead author of the Waka Kotahi Research Report 621 Regulations and safety for electric bicycles and other low-powered vehicles. Based on his annual LIDAR traffic surveys of people using e-bikes and micro-mobility devices, he recently authored Speed surveys of powered transport devices for Waka Kotahi – including recommendations on geometric design to support their growing use. John can often be seen piloting his bright orange e-cargo bike around Christchurch with a Doberman riding in the front.

Ben Dodgshun, Emily Cambridge and Richard Bailey – Peloton Design Team

Ben, Emily, and Richard from the Peloton design team will be there to explain features of the routes we’ll be riding, and how considerations for e-bikes are factored into the designs. Peloton is a collaboration of Beca, GHD and Stantec, who have delivered the route selection, scheme and detailed design and construction management of a number of the Major Cycle Routes.

Ken Ching – Director, Action Bicycle Club

Working with bikes and in particular e-bikes for the past 20 years has taken Ken around the world, and he now would like to offer services and know-how to make riding bikes an amazing experience from their workshop in Christchurch, NZ.


Registration required here and please note that there are limited spaces. We will need to record all attendees, so please advise if you need to cancel.

We are riding at our own risk. We will need to be mindful of safety of all others around us. A safety briefing will be undertaken at the start.

Free Lime e-bikes provided (with helmets), or ride your own e-bike. When you register, please advise which option suits you:

 I need a Lime e-bike (provided for free)
 I will ride my own e-bike


After riding, we’ll head to Punky Brewster Bar and Fillery.  Light snacks will be provided.

Route map is here.

Meeting spot diagram is here.

TG Ebike Flyer here.


Meeting location in South Hagley park, public toilets opposite the hospital shuttle carpark

Canterbury Branch – Annual Quiz Night (take two!)



The Transportation Group Canterbury Branch is holding it’s much anticipated, hugely popular and nearly-world-famous


Following on from last year’s highly contagious Covid lockdown themed event, and the postponement from yet another lockdown, we are looking out to THE WORLD. Borders are still closed so let’s try let our imaginations stray a little further afield. There is much pressure to end the winning streak of the reigning champions so be sure to bring your A-game.

The drinks will be diverse, the snacks exotic, and the questions spherical!

When: Thursday 25 November, from 5:30pm

Where: 12 BAR BREWS, 342 St Asaph Street

What: Theme is THE WORLD

Who: We welcome all TG Members and colleagues, in teams of up to six, or arrive as you are and we’ll help you find a team.

Please RSVP (again) to to secure your team of up to six.

A variety of food will be served as platters, so most dietary needs should be met, but please let us know if you have particular needs.



Annual Quiz Night – Canterbury/West Coast

The Canterbury and West Coast Branch is holding it’s eagerly awaited, celebrated and world-renowned (mainly in Canterbury)…

Annual Transportation Group Quiz Night

The theme for this year’s annual Transportation Group quiz night is humans, nature, and human nature.

We welcome all Transportation Group members and colleagues, in teams of up to six or arrive as you are and we’ll help you find a team.

A variety of food will be served so most dietary needs should be met but, please let us know if you have particular needs.

Register now!  We look forward to seeing you there!


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