Christchurch City Council is seeking public feedback on an initial package of transport projects to help ease the effects of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) opening.
The CNC is due to open in the middle of next year and will make travel times in and out of northern Christchurch shorter. However, it is likely to lead to more traffic using Cranford Street and some of the surrounding streets.
To help reduce the impacts of that extra traffic and to ensure the safety of all road users, the Council proposes to:
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“We have had a massive amount of community input into how we mitigate the effects of the opening of the CNC and what needs to be done to retain the sense of community and ensure the safety of those walking, biking and accessing local schools and parks in the area,’’ says Council Transport Planning and Delivery Manager Lynette Ellis.(external link)
“This initial package of transport projects, which we want to complete before the CNC opens, is all about keeping people safe and deterring people from short-cutting through the area,’’ Ms Ellis says.
“We have taken on board the community’s feedback that we need to work to reduce the amount of traffic on the roads. We are working with the NZ Transport Agency, the Waimakariri District Council, and Environment Canterbury on a number of projects, including park and ride facilities, additional bus services and a high-occupancy vehicle lane.
“These projects are not part of the initial package of works we’re proposing in the St Albans, Edgeware and Mairehau areas, but they are part of the big picture approach,’’ Ms Ellis says. “We have also designed the initial package of work to allow for bus or car-pooling lanes to be added in when this work is complete.”
The public have until Monday 16 August to give their feedback on the initial package of roading projects. A final decision on whether to proceed with the projects will be made by the Council later this year.