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The Council’s Infrastructure Transport and Environment (ITE) Committee has called for community feedback after receiving a Council staff report on two options for road layout changes on St Asaph Street at its meeting on Wednesday 13 September 2017.
At its meeting on Thursday 23 November the Council approved the following changes on St Asaph Street:
At its meeting on Wednesday 8 November, the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment (ITE) Committee recommended some minor changes to improve the functionality of St Asaph Street.
The changes will cost about $210,000 and involve:
The Committee’s recommendations will be considered by the full Council on 23 November.
The Committee is also recommending that the Council begin consulting the public in the new year on lowering the speed limit on St Asaph St to 30km/h. It has called for a review of the functionality and safety of the corridor, including the cycleway, in 24 months. The Committee has also asked staff to investigate options for mobility parking in the area.
The Council staff report on the proposed road layout options, following the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment (ITE) Committee meeting on 30 October to hear feedback, is now available(external link).
The Council’s Infrastructure Transport and Environment (ITE) Committee received 329 responses after calling for community feedback on two options for post construction road layout changes on St Asaph Street.
The responses were received between 14 September and 6 October 2017.
Both options were included in a Council staff report considered by the ITE Committee at its meeting on Wednesday 13 September 2017.
Report to ITE Committee and attachments
Install two goods vehicle loading zones.
Modify the entry/exit of parking bays to make access easier.
Install additional cycle parking on identified islands.
Modify the tree pit kerb design to mitigate damage to car wheels.
Reinstates approximately 53 car parks.
Revises the tree pit design on the north side of the corridor and reduces the number of tree pits provided.
Reduces the width of the northern footpath from three metres to two metres in the future to allow vehicle lanes to be widened.
The community was not specifically requested to choose between the two options. Some respondents supported other options. As a result the feedback has been broadly split into three groups:
support for Option 1 (Minor Enhancements) or the existing road layout (264 responses)
support for Option 2 or opposition to the current road layout (38 responses)
those who did not indicate a preference for either Option 1 or 2 (27 responses)
Don’t reverse moves to create an attractive, sustainable city designed for all types of travel.
Don’t put car parking spaces ahead of cycle safety.
Remove parking on the south side of the road, or near entrances, permanently or for a trial period.
Option 2 is costly and causes safety issues identified in an independent safety audit.
Lower the speed limit to 30 km/h.
Don’t be influenced by a small vocal group.
More car parking spaces needed to support local businesses.
Improved access to parking spaces needed.
Lane widths too narrow.
Concerns about the current kerb design.
Revise/reduce the number of tree pits.
Existing road layout is flawed and dangerous.
|Monday 30 October||Opportunity to speak to the ITE Committee. Committee Advisor Samantha Kelly is contacting all those who have indicated they wish to speak at this meeting. The agenda will be available from Tuesday 24 October.(external link) For further details email Samantha.Kelly@ccc.govt.nz or phone (03) 941 6227.|
|Wednesday 8 November||St Asaph Street road layout options considered at the scheduled ITE Committee meeting which is expected to make its recommendation to the Council.|
|Thursday 23 November||Council meeting expected to consider the ITE Committee’s recommendation.|
If you have any questions about the Council meetings please contact the ITE Committee Advisor Samantha Kelly (details above). For any questions about the St Asaph Street project please contact Senior Engagement Advisor Jennie Hamilton by emailing AACtransportprojects@ccc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 941 5207.
Construction of the new St Asaph Street layout, including a separated cycleway from Madras Street to Antigua Street, was completed in December 2016. Post construction road safety audit recommendations by an independent Road Safety Audit team, are underway. These are enhancements to the street that improve visibility and traffic flow. They do not impact on either of the proposed options