Census 2018 Travel to Work

A couple of months ago Statistics NZ released the 2018 travel to work data (here). Greater Auckland did a post here. I've expanded on the Christchurch data here. The question changed slightly this year from previous years. See if you can spot the difference: 2013 question: "On Tuesday 5 March, what was the one main … Continue reading Census 2018 Travel to Work

Lockdown Book Review: Better Buses Better Cities

When the lockdown was announced I went and bought some books to read with all the supposed free time I was going to have. As it turns out, due to the wonders of technology, I haven't actually had as much of that as I'd hoped, but I have still managed to get through one book: … Continue reading Lockdown Book Review: Better Buses Better Cities

Focus: Express buses in northern Christchurch

This article was first published at TraNZport and is republished with permission. An interesting concept that may be rolled out later this year is the introduction of express buses between the fast growing Waimakariri district and Christchurch city. (informative articles here and here) Before I get into what that is proposed to look like, a … Continue reading Focus: Express buses in northern Christchurch

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

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

Victoria Street Upgrade

Council recently finished consulting on changes to Victoria Street (here). This will likely now be approved and constructed. As I summarised previously here, it has been a long and confusing road for this project, which began its life as a significant change to the way transport would function on Victoria Street, but has ended up … Continue reading Victoria Street Upgrade

Lincoln Road Bus Lanes Going Ahead

The Lincoln Road bus lanes consultation has closed and Council have published the feedback here. In response they have made some tweaks to the plans and and will now proceed with detailed design and construction,  which is currently expected to start early in the new year (Stuff article here). The project is primarily about allowing … Continue reading Lincoln Road Bus Lanes Going Ahead

Passenger Rail and Housing Workshop 5 Results

Last Monday 8th July saw the 5th (and final) CHAT Club workshop focusing on implementing rail or other rapid transit in Greater Christchurch. This series of public workshops has, since February, been slowly working through the various issues and questions of how to get mass passenger transport happening here. If you missed the previous workshops, … Continue reading Passenger Rail and Housing Workshop 5 Results

Christchurch Rapid Transit Proposal – further information

This post was first published at TraNZport blog and is republished with permission. This is a follow-up to my previous post on a rapid transit start-up proposal for Christchurch. If you haven’t read that, it might be a good idea to do so before reading further on this one. I wanted to follow up on … Continue reading Christchurch Rapid Transit Proposal – further information

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