I was pleased to find that Christchurch Public Hospital these days is surrounded by racks crammed with bicycles.
These ones in a fenced off area belong to staff. Lots more out in the open are presumably used by visitors and able-bodied patients. There are continual complaints about the shortage of parking near the hospital, and current roadworks make it difficult to drop someone off nearby. A bicycle is ideal and healthy transport for those with a clear route from home. I haven’t used my bike lately, because my usual routes are clogged with roadworks. Stephen dropped me off for my hospital appointment, and I walked home. I know of others who have declined to visit family in hospital simply because it’s too difficult to get there.
“For some of those who’d dearly like
it’s just not on to ride a bike.”