Transport

One killed in Westport crash

Police

One person is dead and two others injured after a crash on a West Coast bridge.

Two cars flip in separate incidents

Sockburn crash

Two cars have flipped in separate accidents leaving one person seriously injured.

Road repair plans 'a joke'

roadworks

Patchwork road repairs is concerning community leaders in the city's western suburbs.

Scirt is running out of money

Earthquake damage on roads

Streets in west Christchurch may go without repairs for decades because money is running out.

Train breaks down on crossing

Railway tracks

Commuters suffer significant traffic delays after train blocks Hornby crossing.

$380 seatbelts saved lives

Andrew Robertson

Decision to fit extra seatbelts just days before smash probably saved lives of wife and baby.

$650m hospital revamp starts

Christchurch Hospital's acute services building.

Christchurch Hospital redevelopment begins on Monday with a free shuttle to start on October 28.

Bus run to be trialled

Red Bus

A long-awaited weekday commuter bus from Oxford to Christchurch is on the way to relieve traffic congestion.

Dramatic crash sparks seatbelt call

School bus

Seatbelts could have prevented school bus crash where two people were flung on the road and nearly run over, mum says.

Bridge closure hits 10,000

Kahu Rd bridge

Repairs to Kahu Rd bridge could cause major headaches for drivers as scheduled two-month closure starts.

Widespread bus route changes

Go Bus Christchurch

ECan fast-tracks bus route changes and the development of a park-and-ride system.

Scenic drive made safer

Tasman

Tasman Valley Road upgrade at Aoraki/Mount Cook is meant to improve accessibility of the area.

Road changes tackle Tannery traffic

The Tannery on Cumnor Tce

Crashes, traffic congestion and river bank damage around The Tannery in Woolston may be resolved by road changes.

Central-city roads getting revamp

Christchurch tram interior

Plans unveiled for new cycle lanes and inner city 30kmh limits. | Changes for Woolston Tannery traffic

Crash on Colombo-Bealey corner

Car crash Bealey-Colombo corner

A driver who crashed outside the 24 Hour Surgery was nearly hit by another car as he tried to flee the scene.

Busy bridge to close

10,000 cars a day will have to find new route

Kahu Rd bridge

Two months of repairs to a bridge between Christchurch Boys High and Riccarton Bush will cause significant pain and inconvenience.

Lack of interchanges 'not helpful'

Generic Chch bus

ECan's new bus proposals won't attract users without interchanges and priority lanes, report says.

Calls to regularly open up tunnel

Tunnel cyclists

Council keen to make pedestrian access to Lyttelton tunnel annual, but fears raised over port impact.

Ferrymead bridge on track

Vital traffic link opening in April

Ferrymead bridge concept

Ferrymead's new $35 million bridge is on schedule to be opened to traffic in April next year.

Major delays on Dyers Pass Rd

Police

Commuters suffered major traffic delays this morning after a crash on a key Cashmere Hill intersection.

One public transport controller?

Go Bus Christchurch

Canterbury's "cumbersome" public transport network could be getting a shake-up.

Bus route stays after public outcry

Christchurch bus

Route between Lyttelton and Eastgate spared after petition changes ECan's mind.

Pedestrians' rights tested

pedestrians on bridge

A new study will look at the implications of giving pedestrians the same rights as drivers.

Daylight savings behind crashes

truck generic

Unusual spike in truck accidents on Canterbury coast attributed to twice-yearly time change.

Burst pipe delays Riccarton traffic

Durham St traffic jam

A burst water main will cause traffic delays in Hansons Lane, Riccarton, for several hours.

Canterbury roads NZ's deadliest

motorbike crash

Pedestrians and motorcyclists are more likely to be killed or injured on Canterbury roads than elsewhere.

Impasse in mall bus superstop idea

Go Bus Christchurch

Plans to build a bus superstop outside the Westfield Riccarton shopping centre have hit trouble.

Traffic off red-zone roads

Christchurch road works

Access to many roads in residential red zone will soon be restricted as demolitions and maintenance are carried out.

Junction crash rate triples

Halswell Junction Rd and Springs Rd roundabouts

Police heighten focus on two new 'crash risk' roundabouts linked to the Southern Motorway.

Delays likely on Johns Rd

Police

Significant traffic delays expected after crash between van and 4WD in Christchurch.

Govt pledges $100m for cycleways

cycle

Urban cycleways boost may fast-track Christchurch projects, advocates say.

Central city road works ramp up

Christchurch road works

A number of road repairs will begin in Christchurch this week, posing further challenges for motorists.

Road cones a symbol of recovery

Chch road cones

More than 50,000 orange cones line Christchurch's streets - but about 6000 each year are lost to flats, riverbeds and lamposts.

Repairs at halfway point

roadworks

About 90 per cent of central city's quake-hit roads and bridges should be fixed by Christmas.

Bus driver quits after brutal bashing

Go Bus Christchurch

Christchurch bus driver robbed and bashed unconscious by "cowardly" teens returns to Iran.

Hospital street parking may be lost

parking meter

A road revamp could take away 51 street parking spaces by the hospital and Hagley Park.

Truck jackknifes in crash

Police

Busy Christchurch roundabout back in action after collision between truck and another vehicle.

Commute must be priority

Michael Beaumont

"I'm a fan of every idea that isn't about one person sitting in their car," says president of the CPIT Student Volunteer Army.

Rail services long overdue

Railway tracks

OPINION: Rail's $10m price tag is too expensive but $300m-$400m for two motorway bypasses is judged acceptable?

Privacy breach a crime - council

city council documents

City council blames 'criminal act' after personal documents found in city streets were let loose from locked room in car park.

Cycle path to go ahead

Cyclist

Christchurch Girls' High has lost its bid to delay construction of new cycle path along Matai St East.

West Coast road reopens after slip

Road closed

State Highway 6 briefly closed after rain dislodges slip but reopens this morning.

Rail decision a failure

Railway tracks

OPINION: The decision to nix the prospect of commuter rail for Canterbury is short-sighted and disappointing.

E-bikes powering up riders

John Hayman

Electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular, with many being sold to older people to help them with that extra 'push'.

Central city traffic delays

christchurch traffic

Drivers should expect delays on the corner of St Asaph St and Manchester St this week.

Trains ruled out as traffic solution

Northern Motorway traffic jam

The $10m price tag deemed too expensive to justify trains between Waimakariri and Christchurch.

Moped driver injured in Riccarton

St John's Ambulance

A rush-hour crash between a moped and car on Riccarton Rd has left one man in hospital.

Hospital parking woes to get worse

Christchurch Hospital car park

Finding a park at Christchurch Hospital set to get harder as nearly 1000 spaces to be axed within a year.

Urgent action needed

Christchurch Hospital car park

Lack of coordination means hospital parking issues are not being fixed, says health board member.

Chch bus users deserve better

Generic Chch bus

OPINION: A stolen car meant commuting by bus and an insight into the challenges of cold waits and congested roads.

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