Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 4

Just a reminder that in one week (Monday 27th May) we are holding our 4th workshop on Canterbury passenger rail. We are getting close to the end now and will be starting to pull together everything we've talked about so far into some possible options, which we'll then explore together. To get your creative juices … Continue reading Canterbury Passenger Rail 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

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

Smaller Australian Cities Implementing Rapid Transit

This article first appeared at TraNZport and is republished with permission. Recently, new light rail projects have opened in smaller Australian cities. I find this rather curious as in New Zealand we still debate the suitability of funding large public transport projects, even in our largest city. Investment in public transport has long been a … Continue reading Smaller Australian Cities Implementing Rapid Transit

Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 2

On Monday we had our second public workshop to discuss Canterbury Passenger rail. Like the first workshop, we had a good turnout of around 50 people, again with good representation from a range of backgrounds: the general public, community groups, engineers, planners, politicians and commissioners.The format was very different though this time. We took a … Continue reading Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 2

Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 2

Just a reminder that our second workshop is being held tonight. If you're in town, it would be great to see you there. We'll be discussing what problems we want passenger rail to try to solve, what benefits it would bring, and hearing the views of the Minister of Transport and Housing via Skype. Day: … Continue reading Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 2

Previous Reports 4: Programme Business Case for Future of Public Transport in Christchurch

Previously I have written about the 2017 strategic business case for the future of public transport in Christchurch. Now I'm going to summarise the next step of this - the programme business case. This was completed late last year. It considers the problems and benefits that were identified in the strategic case, then recommends a … Continue reading Previous Reports 4: Programme Business Case for Future of Public Transport in Christchurch

Results from Workshop 1 on Passenger Rail in Canterbury

It's been a while coming, but we've finally found enough time to go through all the maps, scribbles, and notesheets from our first workshop on Canterbury Passenger Rail on Monday, 25 February 2019 (some initial results were published here). Around 60 people attended, and worked through a series of questions in 11 small groups. As … Continue reading Results from Workshop 1 on Passenger Rail in Canterbury

Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 2

Despite the horrific events of the last few days, life must carry on. In the long shadow that has been cast over our city, we have a notice that may seem unimportant now, but that we think is still worthwhile pursuing.Please be invited to the second public workshop on passenger rail for Canterbury, to be … Continue reading Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 2