Zone 0

We all loved the free central city Shuttle, didn’t we? It was introduced in 1998 and ceased operating with the February 2011 earthquake. Shall we have it back? Yes? I have an even better idea: free travel on all buses within the Four Avenues when you use your Metrocard. That way, there are way more … Continue reading Zone 0

Building Stronger Community in our Neighbourhoods

A few weekends ago I participated in a conference on how to build stronger community in our neighbourhoods. It had a strong relational focus, and the speakers and most participants had backgrounds in community volunteer work, church-related ministry, working in disadvantaged communities, and the like. None were traffic engineers, transport planners, or urban designers, and … Continue reading Building Stronger Community in our Neighbourhoods

Get your Voting Papers In!

I was hoping to get a better Christchurch voting guide together but seem to have run out of time, as you will have all received your voting papers now and if you're organised may have even sent them back in again. So instead I'll just refer you to some really good voting guides. 1. Generation … Continue reading Get your Voting Papers In!

What other cities are doing: Ottawa

This article first appeared at TraNZport blog and is republished with permission. This is what I hope will be the first in a series of posts that cover what is happening in other cities around the world, and how they are relevant for thinking about transport in New Zealand’s largest cities. Previously, I have touched … Continue reading What other cities are doing: Ottawa

July Public Transport Patronage

I published some Christchurch public transport patronage data previously here. Here is the latest data, up to the end of July. And here it is again but zoomed in a bit. The twelve months to July 2019 had an average of 1.14m passengers. This is down very slightly, around 0.1%, from the twelve months to … Continue reading July Public Transport Patronage

MaRTI debrief

On 2 September, the CHAT Club introduced MaRTI to an audience of 50+ people. Great to see so much interest in our Middleton to Rolleston Transformation Initiative. Over the course of 90 minutes, we explained the high level vision and concepts of MaRTI and how this proposal fits in with the Christchurch Hand Plan. The … Continue reading MaRTI debrief