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This is an attempt to record and comment on some of the developments of Christchurch’s transport system, as well as some assorted city stuff. I’d like to thank jarbury at http://transportblog.co.nz/, Jon C at http://www.aucklandtrains.co.nz/, and poneke (trollybussing) at http://poneke.wordpress.com/ for giving me inspiration to start this.

Enquires and other contact to chchtransport[at]gmail.com or in the comments below

Everything here is under a creative commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand licence, except where noted (in which case I claim fair use!).

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  1. Ahmad Ghandour

    November 2, 2011

    I’m trying to draft a proposal on transportation infrastructure damages and its impact on businesses in the context of Christchurch earthquake. I would be grateful if you could start a similar blog to track some views on this. Also, if you could direct me to other resources you might be aware of. Thanks

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  2. Hi There,

    Thought you (and your readers) might be interested in the new http://www.transportforchch.govt.nz website.

    The short term goal (next few years) is to provide commuters with real-time traffic flow information and locations of worksites so that they can better plan their journeys. Long term the website will move in to other area’s in helping people make better transport decisions.

    The site is in public Beta at the moment and we are keen to hear your feedback.

    Regards, George

    – Please note I am one of the developers of the website, I am not from CCC or NZTA.

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  3. Mac Riada

    April 9, 2012

    BTW jhumm, the linked blog “NZ Transport Geography” is now “Enzed Transport” and can now be found at http://enzedtransport.blogspot.co.nz/

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  4. I am concerned that Christchurch public bus services were cancelled on the 6th and 7th of June, the second year running that an essential service has been withdrawn following heavy snow. Roads became increasingly treacherous for pedestrians, bikes and non-4WD cars, yet bus services were cancelled that during similar previous events had provided safe transport into and out of the city. The situation was made worse by the forecast black ice that appeared on the roads Thursday morning,which, judging by the numbers of cars fish-tailing and sliding about, many motorists were unable to recognise and deal with safely.

    Buses are a safe transport option on the flat where main routes are usually quickly reopened following a heavy snow. If public transport is running, fewer private vehicles clog the roads, reducing traffic congestion and car accidents. Snow storms are not rare occurrences and maintenance of public transport services on main routes should be planned for.

    Public transport is an important input to the economic engine of the city. At a time when the city is trying hard to re-establish inner city businesses, keeping the city working during adverse weather events should be a top priority.

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