Accessible City

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Our central city needs to be safe, accessible, and people friendly. As we create exciting new places to live and visit in the central city, Accessible City will create the network which makes it easy, safe and enjoyable to move around.

An Accessible City plans for:

  • future road layouts
  • providing for pedestrians, cycles, public transport and private vehicles
  • speed zones and streetscapes
  • parking
  • service vehicle requirements

The An Accessible City transport chapter is an addendum to the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, replacing the previous transport chapter, and was launched in October 2013. Work on the first group of projects will begin in 2015.

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Accessible City plans for how we will avoid congested streets in the future as more people live in and travel to the central city as a destination.

Read An Accessible City (with District Plan provisions) [PDF 5MB]
This is the full version of the chapter containing the District Plan provisions.

Read An Accessible City (with District Plan provisions) [MS WORD DOC MB]

The chapter builds on the Christchurch City Council's 'Share an Idea' campaign and resulting draft Central City Plan, and on decisions made in the Recovery Plan released on 31 July 2012. It also draws on the Greater Christchurch Recovery Strategy, the Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan and the Regional Public Passenger Transport Plan.