Transport

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.

Two-truck crash on Buchanans Rd

St John's Ambulance

Two trucks have collided at a busy intersection causing hold-ups for rush-hour traffic.

Lyttelton Tunnel traffic warning

Lyttelton road tunnel

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through Lyttelton Tunnel between 8pm and 6am tonight.

Focus on tourist drivers

accident crash road generic

Police target tourists at airport car rental firms to reduce number of crashes involving foreign drivers.

Water main bursts on Moorhouse

COMMUTER CRUSH: While Hamilton experiences congestion only during short morning and afternoon times those peaks are likely to stretch.

Commuters are warned of detours on Moorhouse Ave tonight after a water main burst.

World's steepest taxis

taxi xs

Christchurch taxis are amongst the most expensive in the world, a survey suggests.

Weather and traffic: July 9

Wind Wellington

Christchurch faces a brisk day of northeasterlies and delayed road works in New Brighton today.

Passing trucks 'feel like quakes'

Celia St traffic

Residents say passing trucks and buses feel "like an earthquake" as Sumner traffic is diverted.

Clouds, clouds and more clouds

Wild weather

Christchurch has cloudy weather in store and traffic disruptions on Barbadoes St and St Asaph St.

Severe weather watch lifted

school closed snow

Safe to venture outside this afternoon as final snow and hail showers clear for a fine start to the weekend.

Two-car crash in central city

Police

Three people taken to Christchurch Hospital with "minor to serious injuries".

Central road 'particularly busy'

Durham St traffic jam

City commuters are up against a backed-up Durham St this morning.

Bridge use illegal all along

Helmores Lane bridge

Council scraps plans to reopen bridge to traffic after finding it has been used illegally for 120 years.

A cyclist hit every 3 days

Cyclist on Ilam Rd

Police urge cyclists to report even minor incidents as report shows a Christchurch cyclist is injured every three days.

Coast welcomes transport boost

Road generic

The Government's commitment to the West Coast's road network is long overdue, leaders say.

Car hits pole, blocks road

Police

A driver was lucky to escape injury after crashing into a pole in Christchurch this morning.

Tram expansion 'major step forward'

Tram

Council dedicates $1.7m to second loop linking heritage tramway through to High St.

Sumner Rd plan put on hold

Sumner Rd closed

Council delays project to reopen road by up to two months, during which it may reconsider route.

Traffic delays and sunshine

Southland Times photo

Expect traffic delays from Sumner and in the city, but enjoy the sunshine in Christchurch today.

Cycleways: 'Make them happen'

Cycleway, cycling, lane

Councillors have voted unanimously for Christchurch's 13 cycleways to be built in five years.

Top bus hub gets moving

Chch bus interchange

The $53 million bus interchange is a step closer after contractors take control of the site.

Summer driving most risky

accident crash road generic

Summer is the deadly season on New Zealand roads, crash data reveals.

Christchurch traffic and weather

morning driving

Today is the first day of many that Christchurch motorists won't have to clear the ice from their windscreens.

Great news for Christchurch cyclists

cycling

Cycleways network may be completed within five years, despite a mooted three-year delay.

Electric bike ready for racing debut

Electric motorbike

Engineering brothers plan to race an electric motorcycle they converted from petrol at an electric vehicles racing event later this year.

Transport a 'socialist nightmare'

Peter Rae

Red Bus chairman is calling for a major overhaul of city's 'broken' system.

Drivers beware: Road works and frost

christchurch traffic

Road works will cause delays for Sumner and city commuters, while frost prompts safety notice.

Uni cycleway open for bikes

Cyclist on Ilam Rd

The first cycleway in Christchurch's $68m network will be built this summer.

Bus lounge gathers momentum

bus exchange tuam st

More than $1m could be spent on improving waiting facilities for bus passengers along Riccarton Rd.

Sumner jams to worsen

Causeway traffic

A key route for seaside commuters will be closed for up to six weeks while wastewater pipes are installed.

How to keep city moving?

Reducing bus routes will 'make things worse'

Generic Chch bus

OPINION: Getting more people to use buses is the aim of ECan's new bus plan for Christchurch, submissions on which closed on Monday.

Delays as wheel comes off car

Christchurch traffic

Commuters might find themselves late to the office after two separate incidents on busy city roads.

Where's 'public' in transport plan?

Northern Motorway traffic jam

Opposition parties slate Government's plan to spend billions on roads at the expense of public transport.

Bridge may stay closed to cars

Helmores Lane bridge

The quake-damaged Helmores Lane bridge may remain open only to pedestrians and cyclists.

Three years to identify traffic woes

Northern Motorway traffic jam

There's still "substantial uncertainty" on how the rebuild will affect the region's traffic, a new policy says. | Plea to Christchurch drivers

Commuter rail report hush-hush

Light rail

Report on northern corridor rail is being kept confidential until a city council review.

Six-car crash causes big delays

Police

The backlog of traffic entering the city after the Northern Motorway crash has been cleared will cause major delays.

End to 'disruptive' road repairs

traffic, road works

Park Tce, Kilmore St and Salisbury St will be free of road works by the end of July, SCIRT says.

SH1 reopens but water remains

Lower Sefton Rd flooding

State Highway 1 has reopened in North Canterbury, but motorists face a difficult commute with surface flooding still present. l 'There's a lake in my bedroom'

Bealey Ave works disrupt traffic

road cone

Commuters are warned of congestion as Bealey Ave is cut to two lanes from today.

Arthur's Pass lanes to re-open

Slip on Arthur's Pass

Arthur’s Pass will reopen to two-lane traffic tomorrow, two weeks after 30,000 tonnes of rock fell on road.

Chch roads bring out the worst

cyclist hi vis

OPINION: Both drivers and cyclists show bad behaviour, but isn't it time to work together to help bring life back into the city?

Could carpooling help?

Sharing urged to ease northern motorway jams

Northern Motorway traffic jam

People commuting along the busy northern motorway encouraged to consider sharing a ride to ease jams.

Motorway has 300 cars too many

LINEUP: Northbound traffic heading out of the city at dusk yesterday, as seen from Tram Rd.

Cutting just 300 vehicles from northern motorway's rush hour would halve journey times, say experts.

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