Christchurch needs an efficient, integrated transport system that offers a range of choices for everyone. A well connected and accessible city will offer an excellent quality of life and help us compete internationally with other cities.

Changes to our Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities

The Council approved a new 2020 strategic framework on 19 December 2019 and this is currently part of the consultation document on the annual plan.

Information on our revised Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities is currently being developed.

Active travel modes and public or shared transport have many benefits for Christchurch, including:

  • reduced congestion and energy dependence
  • less need for new roads and parking
  • enhanced health and wellbeing through increased physical activity and greater social interaction.

What this means for our district

  • We have a fully integrated and reliable transport system that is responsive to the needs of citizens and adapts to new technologies.
  • An increased proportion of journeys are made by active, public, or shared transport.
  • Residents have equitable access to public transport and cycleways across the city.
  • Improved transport safety.

How we are contributing

We are working hard with our partners at Environment Canterbury to make public transport a more attractive option. The continued roll-out of the major cycle routes(external link) will help make cycling safer and provide a new travel option for people. The Central City road network is being upgraded through the An Accessible City programme of work to ensure the city is fit for the future.

How you can help

Encourage friends, family and co-workers to give public transport a go. Take the kids for a ride and explore the new cycleways. Share a ride with friends and neighbours to events rather than each taking your own car.