More people in town as Christchurch normalises

8:19 pm on 13 September 2010

As Canterbury slowly returns to normal and more people come into the city centre, a 30 km/h zone has been put in place in central Christchurch to protect the expected influx of pedestrians.

Some inner-city intersections remain closed and large areas of footpath are cordoned off around unstable buildings, which will force pedestrians to walk on the road in places.

Many roads are cracked and uneven and city council roading staff are urging drivers to take care when travelling anywhere around the city.

Most inner-city carpark buildings are open and free to use.

Parents are being encouraged not to drive their children to school this week if possible, and to instead use public bus services as a way of keeping cars off the uneven roads.