In the interest of making this fascinating document on 40 Years of Change, Traffic and Planning 1959-1999 covering the Christchurch City Centre more accessible to a wider audience of peers, citizens, researchers and historians, the team at ViaStrada has scanned in its copy and placed it on this website.
The following is the start of the preface of the report:
This publication records the planning and changes in the Christchurch City Centre, in particular to the transport system, over the 40 years 1959 to 1999. It is both a description and an assessment of the surveys, planning and development of the city centre, i.e. the area within the four avenues. It attempts, in a few pages and with photographs and charts, to encapsulate 40 years of the results of all the Council's decisions and actions, together with those of the many developers, businesses and institutions that occupy the city centre.