We heard your feedback that we need to work to reduce the amount of traffic on the roads. We agree, and this is a focus for the Council moving forward.
This consultation focuses on the work in the St Albans, Edgeware and Mairehau areas. We are working with our partners NZ Transport Agency, Waimakariri District Council and Environment Canterbury (ECan), on a package of projects that sit alongside the Christchurch Northern Corridor. The projects include park-and-ride facilities, additional bus services and a high-occupancy vehicle lane.
These projects are updated below, but we are not seeking feedback on them.
High-occupancy vehicle lane
The NZ Transport Agency will install a lane for vehicles with more than one person in them on State Highway One and the new Christchurch Northern Corridor motorway to encourage carpooling. This lane ends just before the Cranford Street roundabout. We are investigating whether this could extend along Cranford Street.
The Waimakariri District Council and NZ Transport Agency have agreed to co-fund park-and-ride facilities in the district and are currently investigating suitable locations. We are also investigating a park-and-ride facility near QEII Drive.
ECan has agreed to consider express bus services from Christchurch north that would travel along the Christchurch Northern Corridor and Cranford Street. They will consult with the Waimakariri community on any proposed changes. We are assessing the impact of bus lanes along Cranford Street and Sherborne Street that would complement an express bus services.
Pricing strategies to manage future traffic demand
Pricing strategies work best when applied across a road network and not just to a single road corridor.We are exploring different methods that could be used to implement congestion charges across the city.