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Guest Post: Future of Christchurch Transport

February 15, 2012 by


This is a guest post from JJ Barnes ——- In general, Christchurch is an easy city to get around. I believe that this is the number one reason we have such low public transport and cycling numbers (less than 4% and 3% respectively in 2009/2010). In my experience, there are two main reasons public transport […]

Trip to Melbourne

August 21, 2011 by


I thought I would finally get around to providing a bit of comment on a recent trip to Melbourne, from which I returned a couple of weeks ago. I was in Australia mainly to see friends and family, but thought that while I was there I may as well check out some of the transport […]

Sutton for CERA – good news for transport?

May 12, 2011 by


So the new head of CERA is Roger Sutton, CEO of power network Orion. He’s also pretty well known as a cyclist, forgoing a company car for his bike. There’s one story about him that I’ve heard a couple of times already: about the time Sutton reacted angrily when a car cut him off while […]

Cyclelanes removed by Civil Defence

April 14, 2011 by


Via The Press, Civil Defence has been removing cyclelanes in order to “improve” traffic congestion. Immediately after the earthquake, I noticed that most people were travelling down my street in Riccarton by bike or on foot. By the end of that week, traffic congestion became massive however. There’s no argument here that congestion has been […]

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 […]

Council’s attitude to own parking is backwards

December 20, 2010 by


The CCC has one of, if not the, greenest office building in NZ. It scored bonus points in the green rating for having limited parking, and through promoting public transport and cycling for its workers. The CCC’s Civic Building originally had 114 parking spaces in the resource consent. All that lasted a little bit more […]

CCC sets up new Transport Committee

December 8, 2010 by


The CCC has a new Transport Committee, chaired by Chrissie Williams, and with other councillors Tim Carter, Jimmy Chen, Barry Corbett, Aaron Keown and Sue Wells. Williams had put bus and cycling networks as a key part of her re-election campaign, and along with Chen is a member of 2021, which had the campaign policy […]