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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 […]

Say hello to “Central Station”

October 12, 2011 by


I was just beggining to wonder if we were ever going to see the proposed temporary bus interchange in the CBD, when the CCC today anounced that it will open on 25 October. The interchange will not be permanent, with an intended lifespan of 2 years, and future public transport plans will supercede it. The […]

Temporary bus exchange

August 6, 2011 by


As I talked about in a previous post:   5 August 2011 Christchurch City Council’s Transport Committee today discussed a proposal for a temporary bus exchange to be established on the Council-owned site at 121 to 141 Tuam Street. The driver for setting up a single temporary bus exchange is to improve the service that […]

Christchurch needs a central transport interchange

June 2, 2011 by


When I made my contribution to the share an idea website recently, the thing that really stood out for me in terms of what I was saying was that I made it abundantly clear that the proposed underground transport interchange should still be developed. Why? The main reason is that I believe Christchurch needs a […]

Athfield wants trams gone as part of CBD revival

May 5, 2011 by


Our favourite ”architectural ambassador” is at it again, this time not just having a go at the one-way streets and buses in the CBD, but also having a crack at Christchurch’s beloved trams! From The Press: The central Christchurch Bus Exchange should be replaced by two terminals on the edge of a reduced central business […]

More Motorways in the pipeline?

April 30, 2011 by


The Ministry of Transport has recently released its “Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding 2012/13 – 2021/22” and, surprise, it’s the usual roads-fest that we have come to expect with the bulk of the money being put into State Highway projects. There is clearly a lack of balance in transport spending in this country, […]

“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 […]