Christchurch Round-Up

There are several projects out for consultation at the moment that could have a resonable impact on transport in various parts of Canterbury. This post is a very quick round-up of the ones that stood out to me. Firstly, Christchurch City Council is consulting on the Linwood Public Transport Hub. Linwood is the third busiest … Continue reading Christchurch Round-Up

Christchurch Hospital Parking

Christchurch hospital car parking has long since captured the imagination of the Christchurch populous. The hospital has little on-site car parking. If you want to drive to the hospital there are plenty of pick-up drop-off spaces, but if you want to store your vehicle for any length of time you have to put it in … Continue reading Christchurch Hospital Parking

MaRTI: Executive Summary

This post first appeared at Brendon Harre's blog and is republished with permission. Vision To create a new exemplar neighbourhood for Christchurch at the Middleton rail yards with a passenger rail transport hub at the heart of the development, where residents can take pride in their livable, walkable, connected, affordable community and help fulfill the … Continue reading MaRTI: Executive Summary

Looking back: Light rail in Christchurch – “Bob’s folly” or missed opportunity?

This post first appeared at TraNZport blog and is republished with permission. Light rail was proposed by the Christchurch City Council – and then mayor Bob Parker – in 2011 as part of the Draft City Plan, the centrepiece recovery plan for the city following the 2011 earthquake. The $406 million project between the central … Continue reading Looking back: Light rail in Christchurch – “Bob’s folly” or missed opportunity?

Rail Land 2019

Coming up soon is an interesting rail/peformance mash-up that gives people an extemely rare chance to travel by train up the Weka Pass Railway in North Canterbury. Anthonie Tonnon is presenting a new edition of his Rail Land show, with a national tour this December. Rail Land is a tour celebrating passenger rail in Aotearoa. … Continue reading Rail Land 2019

What other cities are doing: Belfast, Northern Ireland

This post first appeared at TraNZport and is republished with permission. For the first two posts in this series: Ottawa Canberra So far in this series, I have delved into two light rail projects in other cities; Ottawa and Canberra. Now I’d like to look at a city that is expanding rapid transit through another … Continue reading What other cities are doing: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Christchurch still Beholden to the Car

This article first appeared at TraNZport and is republished with permission. Christchurch is New Zealand’s most car dependent city, with recent statistics revealing 80 percent of commuters get to work using a private vehicle. It’s disappointing, then, to see that Christchurch City Councillor Jamie Gough has called for free car parking to revitalise the central … Continue reading Christchurch still Beholden to the Car