We've made transport improvements in St Albans, Edgeware and Mairehau aimed at managing the traffic from the Christchurch Northern Corridor and improving connections for pedestrians and cyclists in the area.
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The Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) is open and helping people travel to and from the north of Christchurch by extending the Northern Motorway to QEII Drive and Cranford Street.
Further information about this project is available on the NZ Transport Agency website(external link).
Bus lanes to continue until February 2022
The bus lanes on Cranford Street will continue to operate while we work on design options for managing traffic on some of the residential streets east of Cranford Street. The trial was completed after three months but Councillors have decided to extend its operation until February next year.
The data we’ve collected so far on the bus lane shows that it has offered a travel time saving for bus users while not impacting too much on traffic too much. We want to leave our options open while we look at design options east of Cranford Street so that’s why we’re leaving the bus lane in place for now.
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We have now completed the bulk of the road works downstream from the Christchurch Northern Corridor in St Albans, Edgeware and Mairehau, but we are continuing to monitor vehicle numbers travelling through the area. Our current focus is on the area bordered by Innes Road, Hills Road, Warrington Street and Cranford Street – especially Frances Avenue and Flockton Street as we are aware these two streets have experienced increased traffic volumes.
As part of our monitoring work, we’ve surveyed residents to get a better idea of local priorities and concerns for particular streets.
Once we’ve analysed the feedback from the survey, we’ll organise a drop-in session to discuss the results with residents and talk about next steps. These next steps include:
- Reviewing and confirming all options to address traffic issues in the area .
- Reviewing all traffic data.
- Analysing the options using community priorities (identified from the survey) and transport network requirements (such as network efficiencies and public transport requirements) in order to create a shortlist.
- Doing more detailed work on the shortlist (this includes things like feasibility studies and safety audits).
- Confirming the preferred package of works to address traffic concerns.
We’ll then take the preferred package of works out for community consultation before the Waipapa Papanui Innes Community Board make its decision. We’re hoping to be able to wrap this whole process up by early next year.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find traffic count information here.(external link)