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

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

Public transport studies funded

This article first appeared at Axel and Lan's The Common Good site and is republished with permission. The Press announced this week that two public transport studies have been funded by the Transport Agency. This has been a long time coming and we welcome that this is finally happening. The article in The Press gives … Continue reading Public transport studies funded

Transport and climate change

This post first appeared at Axel and Lan's The Common Good blog and is republished with permission. You will remember the news headlines from October 2018: “12 years to limit climate change catastrophe.” This was the media’s interpretation of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). So what was this … Continue reading Transport and climate change

Canterbury passenger rail workshop 5

Please be invited to our next (and final) workshop. In workshop 4, attendees rated the six rapid transit options presented. We've analysed your assessments and the clear preference was for using the heavy rail lines to the north and west. We went through a multi-criteria analysis, ranking each of the six option by the objectives … Continue reading Canterbury passenger rail workshop 5

Canterbury passenger rail & housing: Workshop 3

Our second workshop was a rather exciting affair. It was great to get some insights from Phil Twyford himself. There were a good few people in the audience who weren't aware of many of the issues that the minister covered. Please be invited to the third public workshop on passenger rail and housing for Canterbury, … Continue reading Canterbury passenger rail & housing: Workshop 3

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…