Recently somebody said to me something to the effect of: "we shouldn't be building cycleways because even if they're OK in summer, nobody will ever use them in winter". I thought I'd take a look into this claim. A few weeks ago I wrote about some results from the last 6 months of data from … Continue reading Nobody Rides Bikes in Winter! Right?
On Monday we had our second public workshop to discuss Canterbury Passenger rail. Like the first workshop, we had a good turnout of around 50 people, again with good representation from a range of backgrounds: the general public, community groups, engineers, planners, politicians and commissioners.The format was very different though this time. We took a … Continue reading Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 2
Just a reminder that our second workshop is being held tonight. If you're in town, it would be great to see you there. We'll be discussing what problems we want passenger rail to try to solve, what benefits it would bring, and hearing the views of the Minister of Transport and Housing via Skype. Day: … Continue reading Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 2
Previously I have written about the 2017 strategic business case for the future of public transport in Christchurch. Now I'm going to summarise the next step of this - the programme business case. This was completed late last year. It considers the problems and benefits that were identified in the strategic case, then recommends a … Continue reading Previous Reports 4: Programme Business Case for Future of Public Transport in Christchurch
It's been a while coming, but we've finally found enough time to go through all the maps, scribbles, and notesheets from our first workshop on Canterbury Passenger Rail on Monday, 25 February 2019 (some initial results were published here). Around 60 people attended, and worked through a series of questions in 11 small groups. As … Continue reading Results from Workshop 1 on Passenger Rail in Canterbury
Now is the time to do something different with the Christchurch Northern Corridor than originally planned. The project, as initiated by the previous government, is nearly built. It would never have happened under the current government’s transport priorities. Despite the change of government in 2017, Christchurch City Council (CCC) and the Transport Agency are continuing … Continue reading Now is the time…
Despite the horrific events of the last few days, life must carry on. In the long shadow that has been cast over our city, we have a notice that may seem unimportant now, but that we think is still worthwhile pursuing.Please be invited to the second public workshop on passenger rail for Canterbury, to be … Continue reading Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 2
Christchurch City Council and Auckland Transport have been conducting a trial of directional traffic signals for people who cycle – you may have seen the installations and even taken part in the user surveys last year. To conclude the official trial process, the NZ Transport Agency requires another round of investigation. Regardless of whether you … Continue reading 2019 surveys for cycling
This post first appeared on TraNZport and is republished with permission. Yesterday there was an article in The Press about whether KiwiBuild should even be a thing in Christchurch. The gist of the piece is that property developers think the Christchurch property market, unlike Auckland and Wellington, is doing just fine, thank you very much, … Continue reading What city are we talking about? – KiwiBuild article misuses population statistics
Up till quite recently, if you saw someone riding a bike in Christchurch there would have been a pretty good chance they would have been a male, aged 18-45, athletic, and dressed in a special outfit just for riding (lycra, hi-viz). In recent years we've realised that the reason no-one else rides bikes is mainly … Continue reading Are the Demographics of Cyclists Changing?