Results from Workshop 1 on Passenger Rail in Canterbury

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…

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…

Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 2

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

2019 surveys for cycling

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

What city are we talking about? – KiwiBuild article misuses population statistics

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

Are the Demographics of Cyclists Changing?

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?

Previous Reports 3: Strategic Business Case for Future of Public Transport in Christchurch

So far my series on previous reports on rail in Christchurch has covered the 2014 commuter rail study and the 2005 rail study. Next on my list are the more recent Business Cases for the Future of Public Transport in Christchurch. The very high-level Strategic Business Case was completed in 2017, the slightly more grounded … Continue reading Previous Reports 3: Strategic Business Case for Future of Public Transport in Christchurch