The urban transport planning process in Christchurch : the master transportation plan.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Arts
This thesis describes and analyses the operation of the urban transport planning process as it applied in the Christchurch Master Transport Plan. Three specific research areas are studied: (1) to describe the process of urban transport planning as it operated in Christchurch; (2) to identify the nature of the relationship between transport and urban development in Christchurch; and (3) to assess how this relationship, and the urban transport planning process has adapted to change during the course of the Master Transport Plan. The study showed that the perception of the decision situation in the Christchurch case was largely subjective but played a major role in the decision-making process. A 'rational' master planning methodology was inapplicable, incremental planning decision seemed more important to the plan product.