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Consultation opens for two Central City transport projects

Consultation opens for two Central City transport projects

Christchurch City Council is inviting feedback on two key transport projects, Hospital Corner early works and Hagley / Moorhouse Corner.

Consultation opens on Friday 15 August 2014, and will close at 5pm on Monday 8 September 2014.

Both projects are aimed at supporting the new Central City anchor projects, such as the bus interchange, which is due to open in 2015. They also incorporate new ways of sharing the road space available to cars, buses, bicycles, and pedestrians in the face of changing and competing demands over the next 30 years.

Transport and Research Unit Manager Richard Osborne says, “The proposed changes will have an impact on the way people travel to work, get around the Central City and spend their leisure time.

“There are some elements of these designs that are established through the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan such as the one-way roads and a Central City 30 kilometre per hour speed zone.

“While we are confident we have put forward designs that support the overall transport system, connect people and places, and consider the needs of businesses and services, we are very keen to hear from businesses, property owners, organisations and residents who live, work and drive through these areas,” he says.

At Hospital Corner, including Oxford Street and Tuam Street, the proposed changes include:

• Oxford Terrace will no longer provide a route for cars heading into the Central City. It will be restricted to hospital and local business access vehicles, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians, with the final layout determined as part of the Avon River Precinct / Te Papa Ōtākaro project works.
• Tuam Street becomes one-way for city-bound traffic and will be in the 30 kilometre per hour zone.
• A separated bus lane heading towards Riccarton on Tuam Street between Antigua Street and Hagley Avenue.
• The bus stop on Oxford Terrace adjacent to the hospital will be relocated to Tuam Street.
• A bus ‘super stop’ is planned on both sides of Tuam Street as part of Stage 2 completion works.
• The existing exit from Christchurch Hospital at Oxford Terrace remains open, but vehicles can only travel south along Antigua Street.
• St Asaph Street is extended as a one-way street westbound all the way to Hagley Park.
• Overall, there will be a net loss of 51 car parking spaces in the Hospital Corner project area as part of Stage 1 early works. To offset the reduction of on-street car parks, a short-term off-street car park (of up to 800 spaces) has been established on the old “Brewery” site on the corner of St Asaph and Antigua Streets.

At Hagley / Moorhouse Corner and surrounding streets proposed changes include:

• Converting Hagley Avenue, Lincoln Road, Grove Road and Moorhouse Avenue intersection to a T-intersection.
• Hagley Avenue will be closed at the Moorhouse Avenue intersection except for a left turn out of Hagley Avenue onto Moorhouse Avenue.
• Hagley Avenue becomes one-way from Selwyn Street to Moorhouse Avenue.
• Provision of 23 additional car parking spaces near the netball courts.
• Overall, there will be a net loss of 14 car parking spaces in the Hagley / Moorhouse project area.
• The existing path in Hagley Park will be widened to a four-metre-wide shared pedestrian/cycle path.
• No exit from Grove Road onto Moorhouse Avenue.
• Provide improved bus, cycling and pedestrian connections between the Central City and southern suburbs.
• A new signalled cycle crossing between Grove Road and Hagley Park.
• Provide a new protected right-turn from Moorhouse Avenue west to Lincoln Road.

Feedback on these two transport projects can be made a number of ways:

• Through the Council’s website: www.ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay<http://www.ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay/>
• By email: AACtransportprojects@ccc.govt.nzAACtransportprojects@ccc.govt.nz>
(Please make sure your full name and address is included with your submission)
• In writing to:

Freepost 178 (no stamp required)
AAC Transport Projects
Capital Investigations
Christchurch City Council
PO Box 73011
Christchurch 8154

The Council will be holding the following community drop-in sessions for people to speak to Council and CERA staff and make a response:


DATE
TIME VENUE
Saturday
16 August 11am–3pm Future Christchurch Showcase, Re:START Mall near Bridge of Remembrance

Monday
18 August 10am–4pm Rolleston Foyer, University of Otago Christchurch School of Medicine, corner of Oxford Terrace and Riccarton Avenue

Tuesday
19 August 2–6pm Hagley College cafeteria annex room, corner Hagley Avenue and St Asaph Street

Wednesday
20 August 4.30–6pm Addington Coffee Co-op, 297 Lincoln Road

Saturday
23 August 11am–3pm Future Christchurch Showcase, Re:START Mall near the Bridge of Remembrance

Wednesday
27 August 2–6pm Hagley College cafeteria annex room, corner Hagley Avenue and St Asaph Street

Wednesday
3 September 11am–3pm BNZ Lounge, EPIC, 96 Manchester Street

Further information about these two transport projects and the consultation process is available online at www.ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay<http://www.ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay> and www.ccc.govt.nz/AACtransportprojects<http://www.ccc.govt.nz/AACtransportprojects>


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