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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, […]

Will we ever reach ‘normal’ again?

April 7, 2011 by


Its been a wee while since I have managed to get on here and post, a combination of going away on a fishing trip and having internet issues. Anyway, right now there hasn’t been a lot going on… well actually there has been quite a bit going on but nothing more than the usual rumors, […]

What will 2011 bring?

January 8, 2011 by


Over the holidays I thought about writing a ‘year in review’ type post. 2010 was certainly¬†a year of some note, particularly with the local elections, earthquake, and the bus debacle that resulted in CBS being sold to Hamilton based Go Bus and threats from ECan to terminate recently awarded¬†contracts. With the local elections, we saw […]

Last site purchased for new bus exchange

December 22, 2010 by


The final site for the new bus exchange has been bought, at a cost of $2.5 million. That puts land purchases now at around $30 million, out of a total project cost of $119 million. While it’s looks like the council paid more than perhaps they should have, it is important to secure the site […]

Mayoral transport debate

September 2, 2010 by


The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport hosted a mayoral debate on transport this afternoon, between primary contenders Bob Parker and Jim Anderton at the Auditorium of the Christchurch Art Gallery. While the topic was open, both took the opportunity to talk about their visions for the future of public transport in Christchurch. In addition, […]