Former regular soldier Alan Young cut a red ribbon to open Anzac Drive, between Travis Road and New Brighton Road as
part of the Woolston-Burwood Expressway today.
Mr Young of the New Brighton RSA suggested to the Christchurch City Council that the word Anzac be used in the name of
the road. The $4 million stretch of road is the first stage of a $16-million City Council-Transit NZ project. The
chairman of the Council's City Services Committee, Cr. Denis O'Rourke, said the expressway was intended to take heavy
traffic away from suburban streets. He said more people should use the ring road. While the expressway was important to
the city he said more and more emphasis would be put on roading alternatives in the decades to come. Planning would
concentrate on public transport, cycling and walking. "The people will see more effort put into the promotion of
facilities for public transport, and for cycling and walking," Cr. 'Rourke said.
Further information: Sharon O'Neill, Project Manager: 371 1665 or 025 386 022.