Climate Change Sampler Ride
Date: Thursday 25 October
Time: 4.00 - 6.30pm
Venue: Leaves from Christchurch City Council building, Hereford Street. Ends at Bikes, Beers, and Banter.
Suitability: People concerned with climate change.
Cost: Free, but registration is appreciated.
What to bring: Yourself, your bike, helmet, water, snacks.
Cancellations: If necessary, notification will be posted on the event Facebook listing.
This bicycle ride takes a look at some of the real things already being done in Christchurch to address climate change.
When we first envisioned this ride, we were very worried there would be nothing to actually see and touch. But what we found is that there is too much to see in one ride, so now the ride is a sampler - guided by experts, we look at architecture, transport and environment.
We'll look at climate change being addressed by businesses, government and citizens, right here in Christchurch. An expert describes how what we see at each stop is helping mitigate climate change today. The ride ends up at the Pegasus Arms (Bikes, Beers, and Banter) where we have a chance to talk further with our experts and each other, over a beer.
Start: 53 Hereford Street (the CCC offices).
Terrain: bike lanes, cycle ways and roads
1 hour of cycling, 1 hr 30 minutes of talking = total 2hr 30 minutes
4:00PM Meet Christchurch City Council, 53 Hereford Street entrance
4:10 sharp: depart
Ride along new Antigua street bike ways - Glen Koorey
4:45 Ernlie Clark Reserve - Alice Shanks and John Hunt
5:40 PM EV City Electric car dealership - Dave Boot and Mark Nixon
6:00 Ara to see the Kahukura (Engineering and Architectural Studies) building and also the Yoogo car sharing station. - Dr Mazhar Syed
6:40 arrive Pegasus Arms to meet up with fellow cyclists at Biketober’s last Bike, Beer and Banter.
Our experts will be summarising the impact of climate change of each feature as we go:
Dr Glen Koorey, transport engineer at Viastrada and local cycle ways expert, explain present and future Christchurch cycleways.
Alice Shanks and John Hunt, ecologists explaining the role of replanting native bush.
Mark Nixon, EV NZ champion of the year, and Dave Boot, owner of local electric car business EV City , and the role of electric vehicles.
Dr Mazhar Syed, academic staff member at Ara architecture school, will highlight Ara’s innovative sustainability architecture.
Book your spot on this cycling tour here.
Fly over the route here.