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Project introduction

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Christchurch City Council are developing a strategy for improving SH76 Brougham Street, Moorhouse Avenue and the surrounding areas.

  • Project type

    Road improvements
  • Project status


Project updates

Engagement summary report
Project reports, (PDF)
Project update – December 2018
Project updates, (PDF)

Making it safer and easier to get around as Christchurch grows

We know that there are problems in the SH76 Brougham Street and Moorhouse Avenue area.

It can be difficult to get around with commuters, freight and bus drivers, pedestrians and cyclists all competing to travel along and around the same busy area.

It’s congested at times and there have been a number of crashes. From 2008 to 2017, 11 people died and 130 people were seriously injured in crashes within the project area. More than a third of those hurt or killed were pedestrians or cyclists and the majority of crashes (63%) happened at intersections.

We want to make changes to make it safer and easier for everyone to live, do business and travel in this area.

It’s important to plan for improvements now so we can keep things moving as the city grows.

We are working together to develop a 30 year strategy for improving this area. The strategy will include short, medium and long-term improvements, with the aim of making it easier and safer to get around.


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency started gathering customer insights on SH76 Brougham Street in 2015. You may have been involved in the consultation at that time. In parallel Council has been looking at future transport projects across the city. Both Waka Kotahi and Council recognise the need for a coordinated approach in this area.

Building on this previous work, the project aims to:

  • Look at ways to make it safer and easier for people to travel around the area
  • Investigate possible changes to provide more transport choices and to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport
  • Look at how transport affects people who live, work and play in the area
  • Maintain or improve accessibility and connectivity along and across the area for all modes of transport
  • Integrate the transport system with adjoining land uses.

We are in an early investigation stage, gathering information and examining the problem before we start forming the strategy.

As part of our research, we will investigate and develop a range of treatments and options which consider all types of travel. We want to make sure we find the right balance that takes into account the needs of the local community as well as those travelling around the area.

We need to make sure we get this right and that any changes fit into the long-term transport programmes being developed for Canterbury. We need to invest money in the right solutions that will keep people safe and keep things moving as the city grows.