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

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