The draft Christchurch Transport Plan 2022 sets the strategic direction for transport in Christchurch over the next 30 years. This version of the plan is a draft, yet to be adopted by the Council.

Please note this version of the plan [PDF, 4.1 MB] is still a working draft. While we have done some pre-engagement, there is still more to be done, and further changes will be made before the plan is ready to go for public consultation.

We expect a finalised draft to be ready for endorsement by the incoming Council and put out for public consultation in the first half of 2023. 

More information on how you can provide feedback will be communicated closer to the time.

Draft Christchurch Transport Plan [PDF, 4.1 MB]

Summary PowerPoint provided to Community Boards in May 2022 [PDF, 2.2 MB] 

When finalised, the plan will replace the 2012 Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan and outlines the role transport will play in reaching our emissions targets.

It also includes potential actions around creating a safer transport system, aligning with the national Road to Zero strategy, and providing policy direction on how our transport system can support sustainable urban growth.

The plan:

  • Identifies three key challenges that must be addressed – the greenhouse gas emissions generated by land transport, road safety, and the relationship between transport planning and land use and growth.
  • Describes the intended future state through its goals – productive and accessible low carbon city and safe and liveable streets.
  • Outlines a range of policies and actions for achieving the intended future state.

Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan 2012-2042

Work is currently underway on a Draft Christchurch Transport Plan 2022.

Once finalised, this plan will replace the Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan 2012-2042 as described below. 

The Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan 2012–2042 is a 30-year vision for transport within the city, adopted by the Council in late 2012.

Inside you’ll find information on proposals for traffic, freight, cycling, public transport and walking. You’ll also find information on what’s being planned in your neighbourhood.

Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan [PDF, 4.8 MB]

Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan Technical Appendices  [PDF, 1.8 MB]

Transport business case

The Case for Change comprises the strategic and programme business cases for transport in Christchurch. The Strategic and Programme Cases were prepared in accordance with the principles outlined in the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) Business Case guidelines.

The aim of the Strategic and Programme Business Cases is to identify the key problems facing the Council transport system and to determine the significance of these challenges to inform future investment decisions.

The Strategic and Programme Business Cases were developed collaboratively, with input from Environment Canterbury (ECan), Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).

They form part of a wider suite of documents, which together outline the Council's case for investment.

Other plans and work programmes

Roading and transport projects

Each year we spend around $144m on the transport network to make it safer, easier and better for the environment. Currently, there are 177 roading and transport projects we're working on and we expect 61 projects to be completed this year.

Christchurch District Plan

The Christchurch District Plan is a plan to guide the way Christchurch is developed.

The Plan includes a chapter on transport(external link)(external link)(external link)(external link). The chapter sets out the transport requirements for all activities that occur in the district.

Capital works programme

Each year the Council sets out a programme of capital work as part of its annual budget process. You can see what capital works are being planned for your area by looking through the latest Annual Plan or the Long Term Plan.