Mass Rapid Transit Business Case

Today Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District and Waimakariri District councils all endorsed a business case for mass rapid transit, following endorsement from Ecan and Whakawhanake Kāinga Komiti over the last few days. The report came out a week ago and there's been a wee bit of coverage. Business Desk did a good technical write up, … Continue reading Mass Rapid Transit Business Case

Knock knock. Hugh’s there?

I just learned about a local hero and can't believe I'd never heard of him before now. Hugh Wilson, self-proclaimed "Fool and Dreamer". He's a botanist who took over a farm on Banks Peninsula in 1987, ceased all farming activities and basically just let the weeds grow. Somewhat unintuitively, most of the weeds that grew … Continue reading Knock knock. Hugh’s there?

Integrating Christchurch Rapid Transit

This is a guest post from reader Tim Frank. Publishing this does not necessarily correspond to agreement - just that I think it's contributing positively to the discussion. The Greater Christchurch Partnership has just finished engaging on a proposed rapid transit scheme, which they call a “turn up and go service”. This would run between … Continue reading Integrating Christchurch Rapid Transit