Did Canterbury get Screwed? – What’s Going on with Transport Funding in the Region

This article first appeared at TraNZport blog and is republished with permission. So what happened? The Government announced billions of dollars in transport infrastructure funding last week, perhaps one of the single biggest in New Zealand’s history! Mostly it was roads, in a throw back to the RoNS programme, but there was some rail and … Continue reading Did Canterbury get Screwed? – What’s Going on with Transport Funding in the Region

2019, 2020 and Beyond!

Everyone seems to be penning their reviews of 2019 and their hopes for 2020 at the moment. Brendon Harre went even further and tried to look ahead to 2030. I thought I'd chuck my 2 cents in as well. Three big highlights from 2019 were: Government passing the Zero Carbon Bill with cross-party support. I … Continue reading 2019, 2020 and Beyond!

Some observations: Christchurch

This post first appeared at TraNZport and is republished with permission. Over the Christmas break I undertook a trip to Christchurch, where I got to use the bus system quite a bit as well as generally travel about the wider metropolitan area by bus, car, and on my feet. It was an interesting trip as … Continue reading Some observations: Christchurch

Farewell 2010s (aka a transport decade in review – and a new decade in preview)

This post first appeared at TraNZport and is republished with permission. As 2019 rolls into 2020, one thing is clear; I feel dreadfully old. It used to be that the changing of a decade was a momentous occasion, yet the last one seemed to be only a few years ago. Even more depressing is – … Continue reading Farewell 2010s (aka a transport decade in review – and a new decade in preview)

What I think Christchurch will be like in 2030?

This post first appeared at Brendon Harre's blog and is republished with permission. Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10. Neil Armstrong Christchurch’s Southern motorway (pictured) and Northern motorway will be finished by the end of 2020. Christchurch is … Continue reading What I think Christchurch will be like in 2030?

Selling a Stadium

This article was sent in by a reader of the blog who wishes to remain anonymous. On Monday 9 December Council released the Investment Case for the Christchurch Multi Use Arena (CMUA), a $3 million report along with a public relations spin assuring us it’s all good. The Press has offered their own spin assuring … Continue reading Selling a Stadium

Christchurch Round-Up

There are several projects out for consultation at the moment that could have a resonable impact on transport in various parts of Canterbury. This post is a very quick round-up of the ones that stood out to me. Firstly, Christchurch City Council is consulting on the Linwood Public Transport Hub. Linwood is the third busiest … Continue reading Christchurch Round-Up