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:
- Cycleway design
- Regulations and growth
- 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.