Pedestrians get view of central Christchurch

7:53 am on 15 July 2012

A newly reopened street in Christchurch is being closed to traffic again on Sunday to give pedestrians the chance to walk through the quake-damaged central city.

Gloucester Street cuts through the city's red zone - the area cordoned off since the earthquake in February last year.

ChristChurch Cathedral.

ChristChurch Cathedral. Photo: RNZ

The road has been operating as a one-way street for about a month, but has limited access for foot traffic.

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority says the cordon will be moved within metres of ChristChurch Cathedral, allowing people to get close-up to the ruined building.

Buildings destroyed in the quake will be marked with signs showing images of what they once looked like.

The street will be closed to traffic from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.