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Climate Change Sampler Bike Ride

23/03/2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:40 pm

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 where we have a chance to talk further with our experts and each other, over a beer. This is a rerun of the Climate Change ride at last year’s biketober

Distance: 10km
Start: 53 Hereford Street (back of 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 – Ecologist Colin Meurk
5:40 PM EV City Electric car dealership – Dave Boot
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

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.
Dave Boot, owner of local electric car business EV City , and the role of electric vehicles. [TBD]
Dr Mazhar Syed, academic staff member at Ara architecture school, will highlight Ara’s innovative sustainability architecture.

Fly over the route here.

Suitability: People concerned with climate change.

Cost: Free, but sign up here is appreciated.

What to bring: Yourself, your bike, weather appropriate clothing, helmet, water, snacks.
Cancellations: If necessary, notification will be posted here. No rain date.


4:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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Christchurch City Council – Hereford St
53 Hereford St
Christchurch, New Zealand
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