Update: Uni-Cycle work, Ilam Fields

The Christchurch City Council is continuing construction work on the Uni-Cycle path on Ilam Fields.

Construction on the first section of the path, from Waimairi Road, has been completed and sealed. The middle section of the path is expected to be sealed by Wednesday (5 April) – weather dependent. In the meantime, work has started on the last section of the path between the tennis courts and Ilam Road.

Those travelling across Ilam fields should use the following routes.

  • Travelling between Ilam and Dovedale
    Use the route on the south side of the work site (see blue markings on the map below) – this joins up with the first section of the path that has been sealed from Waimairi Road.
  • Travelling to University Hall
    Use the route on the north side of the work site (see orange markings on the map below) – this joins up with the tennis courts.

Please take care when travelling through the area.

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Bike lights are compulsory at night

Did you know that bike lights are compulsory at night or at times where visibility is low? That means in fog or even a rainy day too.bike-313199_1920
Thanks to the NZTA, here’s a list of compulsory items required on a bike.

At all times:

  1. A red or yellow rear reflector that is visible from a distance of 100 metres when light shines on it.
  2. Good brakes on the front and back wheels (or, if the cycle was made before 1 January 1988, a good brake on the back wheel).

When cycling at night or when visibility is poor, cycles must have the following:

  1. One or more steady or flashing rear-facing red lights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres.
  2. One or two white or yellow headlights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres. Only one of these headlights may flash.
  3. Pedal retro-reflectors on the forward and rearward facing surfaces of each pedal. If the cycle does not have these, you must wear reflective material.

Interested in knowing more? Check out the optional items here and don’t forget your helmet.

UC Sustainability has more tips on riding around campus

UC PGSA: Mid-Autumn BBQ

Free food anyone? When we surveyed postgraduate students at UC, the most popular feedback we received was for more regular social events. As the welcome BBQ during O’Week was such a success we have decided to add more regular grill-based meet-ups to our social calendar.

This coming Thursday (6th April) the UC PGSA, in association with the University of Canterbury Club, will be hosting our next BBQ! The BBQ will be held at the Ilam Homestead Gardens (at the University of Canterbury Club, formerly the Staff Club) from 4:00pm-7:30pm. Food provided will include vegetarian, halal, gluten- and dairy-free options.

All staff and students are invited to come celebrate and mingle with other members of the University. We’ll be drawing out the prize winners of our survey so make sure to come on down and check it out.

No RSVP needed, just turn up on the day. Koha welcome.

UC PGSA BBQ Poster