A fact for you about Christchurch: did you know there are more orange road cones per kilometre of road in Christchurch than ANY other city in the world! There are more than 100,000 road cones here; road works and earthquake repairs are causing huge traffic jams here.
Over the past three years, Christchurch people have learned to look on the bright side of anything life throws at us and its the same with the road cones. We decorate them at Christmas and Easter and we put flowers in them on February 22 to remember the people who died in the 6.3 quake.
We all know that road works mean progress so we have to put up with it but in the meantime we want to encourage more people to cycle. We've discovered that 7% of all trips are taken on bikes in Christchurch which is by far the best cycling rate of all New Zealand cities BUT we think it should be a lot higher than that. We've been inquiring into why people don't cycle and then coming up with feasible solutions.
Here are some of our Bitstrips cartoons showing the solutions we've come up with. What do you think? Would our solutions make you cycle?