A Photo a Day of Christchurch New Zealand

A city of Road Cones


The infrastructure of Christchurch was badly damaged due to our earthquakes and three years on roads are still being dug up. This is the top end of Ferry Road by Ferrymead. It demonstrates just how you need to keep your wits about you when driving around Christchurch. Lanes change overnight, so your driving route can vary considerably. Roads also get closed, so you can end up doing a few u-turns along the way.


Here, you follow the footpath up to a point, and then due to the road works on a side street, you have to follow the double row of road cones with the pedestrian signs on them (as seen below).


So, I think it’s safe to say we are the city of road cones. Perhaps that could be our new logo? (Just kidding).

Apparently, Christchurch also now has the dubious honour of being the 17th most congested city in the world to drive in (according to TomTom).

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Michelle is a Christchurch web designer and photography fan living in Christchurch New Zealand.


  1. Robert on November 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Just think about the people working at the plant that manufactures these road cones, day after day, and year after year, as they probably have dreams about making these whilst in their sleep only to wake up at quitting time to get ready to start again!

  2. Daniel on November 8, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Road cone Capital of the world!

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