Base network

The creation of the citywide walking network was achieved by using a wide variety of data from different sources and combining elements of this data to form a single GIS layer (Williams 2008).

The data which was collected and used to create a walking network for Christchurch for this project is shown in table 14.3

Table 14.3    Data sources used to create a Christchurch citywide walking network

Data

Details

Source

Road centreline

Contains road hierarchy and other detailed information related to each road

Christchurch City Council

Aerial photographs of Christchurch city

Most recent aerial photographs, taken in January 2007. Pixel size 0.125m

Christchurch City Council

Bus route

2006 metro bus routes.

Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council

Bus stop

2006 metro bus stops.

Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council

Open space zones

Most of the parks and reserves in Christchurch set aside primarily for recreation. Defined in the ‘Christchurch city plan, volume 3, part 6’.

Christchurch City Council, city GIS layer

Conservation zones

Areas within the city of scenic, ecological, or heritage significance. Defined in the Christchurch city plan, volume 3, part 5’.

Christchurch City Council, city GIS layer

Cultural zones

A range of sites predominantly associated with a range of metropolitan and local facilities of a cultural, recreational, educational, research, artistic or heritage character. Defined in the ‘Christchurch city plan, volume 3, part 7’.

Christchurch City Council, city GIS layer

Traffic signals

Plans for each set of traffic signals operative in Christchurch including phasing and pedestrian links.

Christchurch City Council

Zebra crossings

Locations of zebra crossings.

Abley Transportation Consultants Limited

District centres and business retail parks

Based on Business 2 (B2) and Business Retail Park (BRP) zones as defined in the ‘Christchurch city plan, volume 3, part 3’.

Christchurch City Council district plan