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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 […]

Retail, offices, apartments for Cashel Mall

March 29, 2012 by


An article in the Press today outlines what is in store for the next year along Cashel Mall. Promisingly, two big developments are already on the cards, and the container mall that popped up on the bare sites is getting ready to move. Already, a four-storey development is planned at 112 Cashel St, which will also […]

The Christchurch Tram as public transport

March 19, 2012 by


The draft City Plan proposes investigating options for making the tram part of the public transport network. I think that is a fantastic idea, and have recently been wondering what would be required to achieve this. The tram, especially the more recently constructed and proposed extensions, has always had a much greater potential, and I […]

Press editorial on why the CBD must, and will, be rebuilt

January 18, 2012 by


A few days ago there was an interesting editorial in The Press (Fleeing Govt depts a vote of no confidence in CBD), which focused on the fact that 500 public sector jobs seem to have been permanently moved out of the CBD. Amongst a list of all the negative impacts such a move may have […]

Red Zone to drop, CBD can be rebuilt upon

December 14, 2011 by


Two good-news items this week. Christchurch’s Central City has been cleared to rebuild upon, and the Red Zone is to be lifted in April 2012 (except for a few “drop zones” around key buildings). With the final draft Central City Plan set to be adopted by the CCC tomorrow, and presented to the Minister for […]

Another property developer opinion piece…

December 10, 2011 by


Ernest Henshaw,  founder of Click-Clack International and property developer, had an opinion piece in The Press the other day, in which he urges a rethink on the draft Central City Plan. I won’t analyse the whole article but rather focus on some of the comments made about transport, because he seems to be reading from […]

Central City transport network – One station, or many?

November 10, 2011 by


Multiple central city “super stops” and “street stations”, or a single transport interchange? This is an important question in the discussion of the future Christchurch public transport network as it will have a substantial effect on its operations. In the draft Central City Plan, it is proposed that buses are to run around the slow core of […]