Opawa Rail Bridge Rebuild: Is Road Widening Relevant?

Since last July, work has been underway at the Heathcote River in Opawa, Christchurch, to rebuild the double track rail bridge there. The photos below are from a recent track occupancy which was being done in order to construct a new abutment at the west (or in railway terms, south) end of the bridge. This… Continue reading Opawa Rail Bridge Rebuild: Is Road Widening Relevant?

Car-centric carriageway clogging culture continues in Christchurch [3A]: Accessible City sabotaged (2)

In my last post on this topic I addressed the way that the Accessible City plan has been sabotaged by wealthy elite interests. These interests and the council’s craven cave-ins to them are substantially responsible for many gaps in the provision of services and inequality in the way citizens are treated by the Council. Simon… Continue reading Car-centric carriageway clogging culture continues in Christchurch [3A]: Accessible City sabotaged (2)

Car-centric carriageway clogging culture continues in Christchurch [3]: Accessible City sabotaged

Last time around we took a look at Christchurch’s replacement transport chapter for the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (CCRP). This was put out for consultation and was eventually adopted and implementation began about 2014. CCC itself committed to the AAC plan several times, including  June 2015 when a budget setting meeting affirmed the value and… Continue reading Car-centric carriageway clogging culture continues in Christchurch [3]: Accessible City sabotaged