An Accessible City
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An Accessible City is a new draft chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, focused on how people travel into and around the city, and how the streets will look as the central city redevelops.
The Accessible City chapter has been produced building on the Christchurch City Council’s Share an Idea public consultation and resulting draft Central City Plan, and on decisions already made in the Recovery Plan released on 30 July 2012. The chapter has also been developed with reference to the Greater Christchurch Recovery Strategy, draft Christchurch Transport Plan and the Regional Public Passenger Transport Plan.
We want to make sure An Accessible City is true to its title. The transport system needs to be affordable, resilient, environmentally sustainable and practical. The streets, cycleways and walkways also need to work well with the buildings and public spaces to create great places.
The draft chapter includes big-picture information on:
- future road layouts
- providing for pedestrians, cycles, public transport and private vehicles
- speed zones and streetscapes
- service vehicle requirements
Decisions have already been made on the location of the city’s “Anchor Projects” and the implications of those locations are outlined in the draft chapter.
We’re not doing detailed design of streets, intersections etc in the draft.
Announcement of An Accessible City
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announces the Accessible City draft Transport Plan on 15 November 2012, and is inviting the wider community to make their comments and contributions.
Read An Accessible City
Read An Accessible City [PDF 5.4MB]
This version does not contain the District Plan provisions.
Read An Accessible City (with District Plan provisions) [PDF 6.4MB]
This is the full version of the draft plan containing the District Plan provisions.
Read An Accessible City (with District Plan provisions) [MS WORD DOC 3.3MB]
This is the full version of the draft plan containing the District Plan provisions in Microsoft Word.
Online map viewer of prioritised routes for different travel modes.
Comment on An Accessible City
Submissions on An Accessible City closed on 1 February 2013.
CCDU are now processing the feedback to identify possible improvements and amendments to the Chapter.
These will be considered in March 2013.