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More bus priority in 2012

March 13, 2012 by


Some good news. The latest stretch of bus priority lanes will come into operation on 20 March, along Main South Rd from the Sockburn roundabout to Halswell Junction Rd. This is a significant event as it marks the resumption of bus priority roll out (which seemed to be falling well behind even before the earthquake) and shows that authorities […]

Changes to bus system need to be big and bold

August 9, 2011 by


Nothing is ever easy, and when it comes to sorting out public transport in Christchurch these days that is certainly an understatement. Our public transport system has to deal with a mostly closed CBD, stuffed-up roads, a mish mash of new business hubs, changed travel patterns, a lack of a central hub, and increased congestion. […]

Improving public transport in the eastern suburbs

June 21, 2011 by


It looks as though it is only a matter of days before the government announces the future of some streets and/or suburbs in the east of Christchurch. I really have no idea what might eventuate but it is probably worth remembering that the eastern suburbs will  not be completely abandoned (it’s easy to think that […]

Room for bus lanes during infrastructure rebuild?

May 3, 2011 by


Rebuilding Christchurch’s infrastructure is to begin following the sign-up of five big contractors (Fulton Hogan, Downer Construction, Fletcher Construction, McConnell Dowell and City Care) to repair the city’s water pipes, sewerage and road networks. The bill is likely to come to about $3 billion and take up to five years. The alliance of contractors will […]

“Vision for Christchurch” meeting

April 20, 2011 by


The Greens, the only party to oppose CERA, hosted the first in a series of public meetings last night to present an alternative vision for Christchurch’s earthquake recovery – with the first focussing on the CBD. There was an impressive turnout, around 200 people, and amongst the crowd I spotted CCC councillors Chrissie Williams (chair […]

Cycling in 2011

February 5, 2011 by


The Christchurch City Council have released the 2011 Christchurch City Cycling Guide and I have to say I’m quite impressed! Information provided includes tips for keeping safe, how to use bike lanes, a network map of cycle routes across the city (including a Central City enlargement), how to use bus lanes while biking, a list of Metro bus […]

Bus lanes work!

January 17, 2011 by


Both the Christchurch City Council and Ecan appear to be pleased with the performance of Christchurch’s bus lanes (where we have them at least). Unfortunately, The Press once again missed the whole point by putting an “after all the millions of dollars we have spent on bus lanes on Papanui Rd we only get 42 seconds in […]

Bus lanes to be dropped?

December 16, 2010 by


The Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board has asked the Christchurch City Council to temporarily drop the bus lanes on Colombo St, between Brougham St and Moorhouse Ave due to problems that had been raised by the September 4 earthquake. However, I’m not so sure the Board don’t have a view to make this stick and aren’t using it […]

What happened to our bus lanes?

December 4, 2010 by


There seems to be a lot of talk about public transport improvements in Christchurch, but very little actually happening. For example, we hear a lot about rail and light-rail these days but there has been little detail about what that actually is, how it might work, what it might look like, and so on. Essentially, no serious action […]

Mayoral transport debate

September 2, 2010 by


The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport hosted a mayoral debate on transport this afternoon, between primary contenders Bob Parker and Jim Anderton at the Auditorium of the Christchurch Art Gallery. While the topic was open, both took the opportunity to talk about their visions for the future of public transport in Christchurch. In addition, […]


June 19, 2010 by


Spotted at the entrance to CCC headquarters. (No idea how long they’ve been there)

Anti-buslane campaign, Riccarton

May 4, 2010 by


I noticed a series of posters down Riccarton road on Friday, and went investigate today. Several shops have anti buslane posters (not chain stores or most restaurants), as well as roadside trees. As far as I’m aware, there are no plans drawn up for what form the Riccarton buslanes will actually take, expect that Riccarton […]

First Queenspark & Colombo Street Bus Lanes Open

April 30, 2010 by


A few days ago (27th April to be exact) the first bus lanes on the Colombo Street (south) and Queenspark routes opened for business. It looks like the Council are going all out in trying to ensure drivers are aware of the operation of the bus lanes, with ‘moving billboards’ being towed up and down […]


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