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

Mass Rapid Transit in NZ – a guide to some myths

This article first appeared at TraNZport blog The recent news that a study into mass rapid transit has (finally!) been funded by NZTA for Christchurch, is a pretty good reason to celebrate (and there is also another study looking into an improved bus network – yay!). The work will take two years, with preferred routes … Continue reading Mass Rapid Transit in NZ – a guide to some myths

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

Passenger rail & housing: MaRTI

Over the course of the year, the CHAT Club (Canterbury Housing and Transport) has held five public workshops on passenger rail & housing. A broad range of people have participated in these and voiced what sorts of things they want to see happening in Christchurch in this space. Over the last couple of months we've … Continue reading Passenger rail & housing: MaRTI