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Christchurch Traffic Map

Our AA Traffic team has been flat out updating road closures and incidents in our system for the AA Maps and AA Roadwatch websites as well as car navigation (specified models of Navman, TomTom and Garmin Asus) and subscription alerts nationwide, but have also done a lot of work to provide quality information for the Canterbury area. This includes the Earthquake Cordon Zone. Its well worth bookmarking if you are travelling around the area as where possible, we do also include real time traffic flow.

Whilst we have been told by many people that they have been very impressed with our data quality, we would like to point out:

1.       All Road condition reports for Christchurch is provided to the AA by a number of 3rd parties .

2.       As all of these Agencies in the Christchurch area are inundated with Earthquake recovery, the information we are receiving may not be current.

3.       We are unable to guarantee accurate driving directions for the Christchurch Area as conditions are changing rapidly.

4.       Our advice to all motorists is not to drive in the earthquake affected areas unless absolutely necessary.

5.       Expect significant delays and ensure all precautions are taken to avoid accidents.

March 3, 2011 - Posted by | AA Maps, AA Traffic, car navigation, driving directions, Garmin Asus, gps, location based services, map tools, maps, Mobile maps, navman, new zealand, new zealand maps, real time traffic, satnav, tomtom, Traffic, Web Map | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Hi Brenda, I see you have also sent us an email, someone will get back to you shortly

    Comment by Luigi Cappel | March 7, 2011 | Reply

  2. The map has been updated again today to reflect the new zones

    Comment by Luigi Cappel | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  3. I’m struggling with the AA christchurch traffic information and it’s subsequent use in TomTom HD traffic navigation. From what I can assertain it appears the AA map is inaccurate and subsequently the GeoSmart / TomTom navigation and traffic avoidance is inaccurate. Information is available via and I wonder if this would provide a more accurate source.

    Comment by Robin_CHCH | April 11, 2011 | Reply

    • We have subsequently met with Christchurch City Council and improved lines of communication for more current data. The situation changes hourly and daily and the AA Maps / AA Traffic are there specifically for traffic. The eqviewer has much more information, but is there for many purposes. AA Traffic is only there for traffic. If you want to know about water quality, portaloo’s, community hubs, photos etc then the site you described is perfect.

      Comment by Luigi Cappel | April 14, 2011 | Reply

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