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Busways instead of light rail lines?

April 26, 2012 by


Huge speculation currently hangs over the future of the big ticket transport items in the draft Central City Plan. As the newly set up Christchurch Central Development Unit develops its blueprint for the central city, we are left to wonder the fate of things like the plan for a light rail network. The prognosis is admittedly […]

Is rail still on the table?

April 22, 2012 by


A discussion that seems to be doing the rounds at the moment is whether last weeks announcement on the Christchurch Central City Plan amounts to a dumping of the big transport projects, specifically the plans for light rail. The “100 day blueprint” for the central city, to be drawn up by the new Christchurch Central […]

Government response to rebuild plan

April 18, 2012 by


So today Gerry Brownlee announced the Government’s response to the draft Central City Plan. Overall, probably not as bad as it could have been, however, it did throw up a few things that didn’t surprise me in the least. Firstly, the plans for rail were called a “nice to have” and that, and other key […]

Final Central City Plan released tomorrow

April 17, 2012 by


Finally. It is what we have all been waiting for. Tomorrow, the government is set to reveal the final Central City Plan. Worryingly, the Mayor and Christchurch City Council, who wrote the orignal and final draft Plans, seem to have no idea what the new plan will be. Somehow, that does not surprise me in […]

Leadership needed to champion rebuild plan

April 16, 2012 by


Helen Lochhead, an expert on sustainable cities from Sydney University, has made a positive remark about the draft Central City Plan, saying that it has all the components you would expect in a sustainable city. A promising statement, and a positive endorsement of the direction this city has indicated that it wants to go. Lochhead, talking […]

More on one-way system changes

March 30, 2012 by


Just a bit more news on the one-way system story from the other day. It looks like the bylaw proposal could be considered by councillors as soon as May. Interestingly, the proposed bylaw would amend the Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008, which would enable the city council to specify, amend or revoke, by resolution rather than […]

Changes to one-way system cause controversy

March 28, 2012 by


Well, they don’t hang about for long on that draft City Plan. A positive sign that, as the Christchurch City Council and New Zealand Transport Agency look to implement a plan to turn the one-way system in the CBD to two-way next year. Montreal, Durham, Madras and Barbadoes streets (running north-south), and Salisbury, Kilmore, Lichfield and […]