cyclistEnergy Efficient Transport

Rising fuel prices, alternative fuels, peak oil, climate change – what does it all mean for us in our daily lives? What can you do? Here are some information sources that could help:

Sustainable Transport
Wikipedia article on sustainable transport gives good overview and useful links to international websites of interest.
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living Education Trust website offers information on reducing your impact on the planet, having a healthier lifestyle and saving money (e.g. on power bills, shopping, gardening and motoring).
Christchurch Transport
Everything you need to know about travelling around Christchurch, including travel planning, bus services, cycling, walking, maps and traffic updates.
Sustainable travel planning
Information on how to develop travel plans for workplaces and schools.

Energy use with your vehicle

10 tips for greener driving
Motoring tips from the Automobile Association.
Fuel Saver
Fuel consumption calculation site from Land Transport NZ. Also has information and savings tips, plus vehicle safety data. Data for new and used models of cars.
PriceWatch: Petrol Prices
A snapshot of the fuel transaction prices throughout New Zealand.
Energywise: your vehicle
Helpful information and tips include saving fuel, buying a vehicle and a fuel economy calculator.
Right car
View and compare vehicle fuel economy and safety ratings.
Safe fuel-efficient vehicles
Safety, fuel economy, vehicle checks. Buying new or used cars, heavy vehicles.

Ridesharing (Car Pooling Schemes)

UC Rideshare
The carpooling scheme for University of Canterbury staff and students.
Lets Carpool
Great carpooling website that can be used for your regular commute or a one-off trip. Businesses can also join as a way to connect employees wishing to car share.
Car Pool New Zealand
Nationwide ridesharing website. Searchable by region.
City Hop
Rather than sharing rides this service maximises the use of cars by acting as a per/hour car rental. Main centres only.
National Car Share
Nationwide ridesharing website. Searchable by region.


Christchurch bus information – routes, timetables, fares.


Christchurch City Cycling
Activities and events, safety and health, technical information, strategy and monitoring and cycling groups in Christchurch. From Christchurch City Council.
Cycling Advocates Network
National network of cycling advocates.
Cycling in Canterbury
More information and links for cyclists in our sports section.
Cycling in Christchurch
Bikes and equipment, health and safety, events, routes, cycling groups and biking sharing. Links and an online shop.
Bikes on buses
Bus services with bike racks.


Walk smart
Walking safety.
Walking in Christchurch
Information on walking groups and helpful tips for getting in to walking. From the Christchurch City Council.