Central city, Getting around  |  11 Oct 2019

With Christchurch’s newest central city attraction - the Riverside Market - continuing to draw big crowds, people coming into town this weekend are being encouraged to think through their travel options.

Since the Riverside Market opened on 30 September it has been busy with people wanting to check it out. Last weekend alone, about 50,000 people visited the new undercover market.

Christchurch City Council Head of Transport Richard Osborne says with large numbers expected to explore the Riverside Market again this weekend, people heading into town should take a few minutes before they leave home to consider their travel and parking options.

“If you are driving into the central city, we recommend you use the one-way streets. They are the best way of getting across town and give you easy access to the five parking buildings in the central city – just keep a look out for P signs.

"The Council's website has real-time information on how many parking spaces are available in each of the parking buildings so you can work out where’s the best place to park,’’ Mr Osborne says.

He recommends that people also consider coming into town by bus or by bike.

“There are great cycle routes into the central city and the Bus Interchange is only a short walk from the Riverside Market,’’ Mr Osborne says.

The Riverside Market is open seven days a week, from 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and from 9am to 4pm on Sunday.