Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


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>


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sits at 10.30am today before MPs are summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber.

The speech delivered by the Governor-General on the Government’s behalf outlines its priorities for this Parliament.

After this MPs will return to the House for the presentation of petitions and papers and the introduction of any bills.

The Government has five notices of motion on the Order Paper which can be debated. These relate to relating to the appointment of the Deputy Speaker, Assistant Speakers, the reinstatement of business in a carryover motion and one on “Entities to be deemed public organisations”. More>>

 

Tertiary Education: Students Doing It Tough As Fees Rise Again

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More>>

ALSO:

Housing, Iraq: PM Press Conference – 20 October 2014

Prime Minister John Key met with press today to discuss:
• Housing prices and redevelopment in Auckland
• Discussions with Tony Abbott on the governmental response to ISIS, and New Zealand’s election to the UN Security Council More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Review Team Named, Leadership Campaign Starts

Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban.

ALSO:


Roy Morgan Poll: National Slips, Labour Hits Lows

The first New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll since the NZ Election shows National 43.5% (down 3.54% since the September 20 Election). This isn’t unusual, National support has dropped after each of John Key’s Election victories... However, support for the main opposition Labour Party has crashed to 22.5% (down 2.63% and the lowest support for Labour since the 1914 NZ Election as United Labour). More>>

ALSO:

In On First Round: New Zealand Wins Security Council Seat

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed New Zealand securing a place on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term. More>>

ALSO:

TPP Leak: Intellectual Property Text Confirms Risk - Jane Kelsey

The US is continuing its assault on generic medicines through numerous proposed changes to patent laws. ‘These are bound to impact on Pharmac if they are accepted’, according to Professor Kelsey... Copyright is another area of ongoing sensitivity... More>>

ALSO:

RMA: Smith Plans Reform To Ease Urban Development

Newly appointed Environment Minister Nick Smith has announced Resource Management Act reform to foster urban development, where high land prices and expensive resource consents are blocking efforts to provide affordable housing. More>>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On New Zealand getting involved (again) in other people's wars

Apparently, the Key government is still pondering how New Zealand will contribute to the fight against Islamic State. Long may it ponder, given the lack of consensus among our allies as to how to fight IS, where to fight it (Syria, Iraq, or both?) and with whose ground troops, pray tell? More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On child poverty, and David Shearer’s latest outburst

The politicisation of (a) the public service and (b) the operations of the Official Information Act have been highlighted by the policy advice package on child poverty that RNZ’s resolute political editor Brent Edwards has finally prised out of the Ministry of Social Development. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On the government’s review of security laws

So the Key government is about to launch a four week review of the ability of our existing legislation to deal with “suspected and returning foreign terrorist fighters, and other violent extremists.”

According to its terms of reference, the review will consider whether the SIS, GCSB and Police are sufficiently able right now to (a) investigate and monitor suspected and returning foreign terrorist fighters… More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news