This technical note covers Christchurch City Council's ambitious plans for bus priority, with 26 km of routes on three corridors to be improved. The first focus is on the community engagement approach for the overall project. The second focus is on the role of a controversial trial of bus boarders on a two-lane road on the Queenspark route.
The successful mix of traffic engineering and community engagement used for gaining political and community acceptance for implementing these measures is presented, and lessons learned for the next seven corridors are discussed.
2008 IPENZ Transportation Conference, New Plymouth