Competitive Cities: A Decade of Shifting Fortunes

PwC recently released a report called Competitive Cities: A Decade of Shifting Fortunes. This investigated the economic competitiveness of ten New Zealand and Australian cities over the last ten years. They also produced summary documents for each city, including Christchurch. The reports focus on income and living costs, and how to maximise the difference between … Continue reading Competitive Cities: A Decade of Shifting Fortunes

Free Car Parking is not a Solution for Growing Christchurch

This article first appeared at Brendon Harre's blog and is republished with permission. Christchurch needs to help itself before the rest of the country will help fund its public transport needs. Transport planner Axel Wilke’s proposal to mitigate the predicted 30% increase in St Albans and inner-city motor vehicle traffic that the Northern Arterial Motorway … Continue reading Free Car Parking is not a Solution for Growing Christchurch

Canterbury passenger rail and housing workshop 4

Please be invited to the fourth public workshop on passenger rail and housing for Canterbury, to be held on Monday, 27 May 2019, 6.00 to 7.30pm at Tūranga (central library) in the Auaha Hīhī / Spark Space meeting room on the ground floor. We will return to the ideas and maps we drew up in … Continue reading Canterbury passenger rail and housing workshop 4

Christchurch Rapid Transit: a Proposal for Rail

This post first appeared at TraNZport and is republished with permission. Introduction Greater Christchurch is set to grow by 150,000 people over the next 30 years (to about 640,000 people based on recent projections). It’s important to note, however, that the area is currently growing by more than twice this rate, meaning it would not … Continue reading Christchurch Rapid Transit: a Proposal for Rail

Victoria Street Improvements

Christchurch City Council is consulting on improvements to Victoria Street. Cycling Christchurch wrote an article about it here. The author openly says that the whole situation is a little confusing. Michael Hayward wrote an article on Stuff - the comments suggest most readers there are confused about what's being proposed. I have to admit I'm … Continue reading Victoria Street Improvements

Council Climate Change Survey

Christchurch City Council is undertaking a survey of resident's views on climate change, which will inform its new Climate Change Strategy currently being prepared. Council Head of Strategic Policy Emma Davis says: “Climate change has major implications for the health and well-being of current and future residents and for the planning and nature of urban … Continue reading Council Climate Change Survey

Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop #3 – Rundown

On Monday night we had Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop #3. It really was just a workshop for the hardcore - it unfortunately coincided with extreme weather conditions, so kudos to the 25 or so hardy souls still willing/able to come out. We began with Glen presenting us an Avengers:Endgame inspired roadmap showing what material we … Continue reading Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop #3 – Rundown