Panel Discussion: “Lessons from Lockdown – Transport Mobility”

Lessons from Lockdown – Transport Mobility

This panel discussion event will be held on the 30 July at Christchurch City Council Level 1 Function Room
Entrance via Worcester Boulevard

  • Start time – 6.00 pm
  • Doors open – 5.30 pm

We have five panellists confirmed from diverse areas and perspectives including walking, cycling, public transport, public health, environment and social equity:

  • Cr. Sara Templeton

  • Dr. Angela Curl, University of Otago

  • Ed Clayton, Sustainability Society

  • Ed Wright, Environment Canterbury

  • Charlotte Bebbington, Action Bicycle Club


  • Chrissie Williams, as panel discussion facilitator

Together, we are pleased to offer a diverse range of insightful and interesting perspectives!

The event will give us the opportunity to reflect on and discuss the:

  • Impacts of Covid-19 on transport networks, choices, environment and community outcomes.
  • Link between policy and outcomes.
  • Potential there was to maintain the shift in travel behaviour as seen in the lockdown period.
  • Importance of public messaging and what we could have done better to further encourage mode shift.

Questions can be submitted in advance and audience questions on the night. If you have any questions you would like asked please follow this link.  [update: link now closed]

Light nibbles and drinks will be provided.

We will be video recording the event for viewing afterwards.

In the meantime if you have any questions please contact

No RSVP required. Targeted to those in the transport, planning, policy and landscape & urban design sectors. The venue is accessible and there is cycle parking on Worcester Street.

We hope you can attend and we look forward to seeing you there!

Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 site visit


The Canterbury/West Coast branch of the Transportation Group, in conjunction with the local Engineering NZ branch, are pleased to offer this major infrastructure bus tour event.

A site visit to the Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 (CSM2) construction site will be held on Wednesday 9th September. This is an opportunity to hear about this major four-lane motorway project nearing construction completion this year. Project aspects include: civil, roading, stormwater, structures, and shared walking and cycling path. The NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi page is here.

All attendees will travel to and from the site by bus. The bus/es will leave and return to the AECOM offices in Hazeldean Park.  Please assemble outside the AECOM offices at 2 Hazeldean Avenue from 3:30 pm, for a strict 4:00 pm departure.  We will drive out to CSM2 site where we will be shown around the site by bus, disembark at key locations, and have an opportunity to ask the construction team questions. We anticipate being back at Hazeldean Park by 7:00 pm.


Due to COVID-19 we will be applying physical distancing on the bus/es.  All attendees will be required to sign in and hand sanitiser will be available for use. Please bring your own face covering if you would prefer (a mask each will be available). Attendance is strictly limited to Transportation Group or Engineering NZ members only and not open to the public.

**UPDATE: a mask each will be available. Face coverings will be mandatory, as per NZ Government requirement for public transport.**


Attendees are to wear hi-viz vest, long sleeve shirt, trousers, hard hat, glasses and steel-capped boots.

RSVP is essential so we can ensure that adequate space can be provided on the bus/es.  Spaces are limited.


Please RSVP to no later than COB Friday 4th September with name/s and organisation of attendees. Please also advise if you can no longer make it.

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