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Revamped Colombo Street opens to pedestrians


A birdseye view of the temporary streetworks on Colombo St from Hereford Street to Tuam Street.


Friday, 5 April 2013
Revamped Colombo Street opens to pedestrians

Pedestrians will be able to enjoy the colourfully revamped Colombo Street from Hereford Street to Lichfield Street from tomorrow (Saturday 6 April 2013).

Carolyn Ingles, Urban Design and Regeneration Unit Manager, Christchurch City Council says “The temporary, but vibrant new streetscape aims to support established businesses like Ballantynes and the arrival of new businesses.

“We have worked to ensure this work has been completed to coincide with the re-opening of Ballantynes’ Contemporary Lounge, which has access from Colombo Street.


Finishing touches to the temporary streetworks on Colombo St from Hereford Street to Tuam Street.

“Colombo Street, between Hereford and Tuam Streets, is one of a number of streets and public spaces to receive a revamp over the coming months. The transitional phase provides an opportunity to test new ideas and concepts.”

The road is open to pedestrians only until 20 April 2013 to allow the installation of Mike Hewson’s artwork ‘Skybridge’ on the walkway spanning The Crossing and Ballantynes.

“Pedestrians will be able enjoy watching the transformation of the overbridge over the next two weeks.” says Carolyn Ingles.

This section of Colombo Street will be open to south bound traffic from 20 April 2013. The road will remain pedestrian friendly with the painted road surfaces and colourful planter boxes visually narrowing the road and traffic slowed to 30 km per hour.

Parking spaces have been retained and motorcycle parking and a night time taxi stand added. Existing seats have been retained and extra bike stands have been incorporated in the transitional streetscape.

Hereford Street is now open to two way traffic and pedestrians from Oxford Terrace through to just beyond the eastern side of Colombo Street to enable access to the re-opened Avonmore Teritary Institute.

ENDS

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