Christchurch Housing Density

Housing density determines transport provision. I think this needs to be talked about more in Christchurch. This article uses Census data to confirm that this is the case in Canterbury, then uses pictures to discuss how this plays out for different types of housing we have in Christchurch. The 2018 Census asked people what type … Continue reading Christchurch Housing Density

Putting Bus Ridership Numbers into Perspective

Christchurch's public transport is often talked about in a negative light. It attracts a low mode share for a city of Christchurch's size, and recently this mode share has been shrinking rather than growing. This constant negativity is justified, but I do wonder if it has made people underappreciate how many people Christchurch's public transport … Continue reading Putting Bus Ridership Numbers into Perspective

Canberra Light Rail

Canberra is a city with a lot of similarities to Christchurch. They both contain roughly half a million people, they both have low density of development with few geographic constraints. Consequently they both have high car mode share. They both experience some congestion, although it's not as acute as other cities. As a result they … Continue reading Canberra Light Rail