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Keeping Victoria Square car free

September 26, 2011 by


Last week in The Press, local historian Geoffrey Rice wrote an interesting opinion piece opposing the reopening of Victoria Square to vehicular traffic once the Crown Plaza Hotel has been demolished. I found this particularly interesting as I have not heard much about that particular concept (perhaps I just don’t pay enough attention to the papers) but I do think that […]

Turn Crown Plaza site over to pedestrians

August 18, 2011 by


So, the Crown Plaza Hotel, on the corner of Kilmore, Durham and Victoria Streets, is to be demolished due to earthquake damage. Some people are lamenting the loss of this building but I have to admit that since it was damaged in the February earthquake I have been hoping that demolition would happen. Before the […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Tram works – Oct 10

October 19, 2010 by


Work is underway on two sections of the tram extension – the first is the double-tracked segment on High Street between Cashel and Manchester. The tracks cross over at the corner of High and Cashel (Hack Corner). The second segment is in the central part of Poplar Lane, which is particularly narrow! Some shops had […]

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, […]

Hereford Street upgrade begins

August 2, 2010 by


Work began today on the upgrade of Hereford St between Oxford Tce & Colombo St. The upgrade includes wider footpaths, new street furniture, new raised planters and cycle stands. The wider footpaths will create a narrower street providing more scope for outdoor dining and creating a slow more pedestrian friendly slow road. “The redevelopment of […]