Updated 26.10.2023

20 May 2008

Time Lapse Bike Ride New Zealand Style

We've started something cool here...
Here's another cool time lapse commute film, this time from New Zealand. From North Beach to the Central Business District in Christchurch, as sent in by Malcolm. Here's what he wrote:
"Hi Mr Liciousness,

I was in the middle of making my own time lapse movie when I saw your
recent post of something similar in London, and in retrospect your own
from Copenhagen.

So if you ever do another timelapse feature, here's something from down
under, in this case Christchurch, New Zealand. The absence of a time
lapse function on my camera meant I had to record this in real time over
4 days and then speed it up and splice it together.

Despite the flat terrain here in Christchurch, and the popularity of
mountain biking, road racing and triathlon, the cycle commuter is an
endangered species. All of the fleeting glimpses of cyclists in the
video above (except for 1) are school children.

Hopefully some progressive thinking by the council might help to improve
the restrictions, they invited the mighty Jan Gehl to share some of his thoughts recently, so maybe all is not lost ...

Keep up the good work, your blogs keep me dreaming of what we could have
here in our humble city.


Cheers, Malcolm! Thanks for sending us the video!