The Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board will receive a report at its 12 July meeting regarding changes made to Rolleston Avenue and Park Terrace.
It will also consider the results of the road user survey regarding Park Terrace and hear deputations from the community.
Rolleston Avenue changes:
- Moving cyclists from the existing shared path to a two-way on-road cycleway
- A new pedestrian crossing between the Botanic Gardens and the Arts Centre
- Traffic calming
- A new stop for tour coaches on Hereford St
- New p3 school parking for Christ’s College
Park Terrace changes:
- Reducing northbound traffic to one lane
- Extending the two-way on-road cycleway to the Salisbury Street and Hagley Park bridge
- An improved pedestrian crossing north of Armagh Street between the cycleway and traffic
- Speed cushions on the southbound lane
- Turning the existing shared path to a footpath
- Reconfigured cycle/pedestrian crossing at Salisbury Street
- Changing the bus stop opposite Peterborough Street to remove the in-lane bus stop and replace it with an indented bus stop
The changes on Rolleston Avenue and Park Terrace are part of the wider project to install safety improvements during the Canterbury Museum redevelopment.
The staff report recommends these remain in place for the duration of the five-year project.
“Temporary Traffic Management is needed for the changes along Rolleston Avenue in the in the vicinity of the museum site due to the museum redevelopment project. The redevelopment project is scheduled to be completed in approximately five years therefore the TTMP needs to remain in place for this duration to ensure safety to all road users,” the report says.
“For consistency across both Rolleston Ave and Park Terrace, staff also recommend the changes to Park Terrace are in place for five years.”
“Taking into account data analysis, early stakeholder engagement and the public feedback received through the survey, staff recommend continuing to implement the changes, with an additional change of layout at the bus stop opposite Peterborough Street to remove the in-lane bus stop and bus border arrangement. This will instead be an indented bus stop,” the report says.
“Leaving the changes to Park Terrace in place with the change to an indented bus stop will address the safety concerns raised by the community around the bus stop being in the traffic lane. This will also improve the perceived delays from traffic exiting Kilmore Street.”
The staff recommendations have considered traffic data, independent reports and early stakeholder engagement, as well as public feedback from a road user survey on the changes to Park Terrace.
The survey received 4,102 responses from 50% car drivers, 33% cyclists and 10% pedestrians. 42% of respondents said the changes made the road better while 45% said they made it worse.
The Board’s recommendations will be presented to the Council to make the final decision.