These projects are planned to mitigate the effects of the Christchurch Northern Corridor opening.
Waipapa/Papanui-Innes and Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Boards heard from submitters and considered the staff report(external link) on Monday 9 September 2019 and Friday 13 September 2019.
The recommendation(external link) of the Community Boards will be considered at the Council meeting on Tuesday 24 September, 9.30am start, Council Chambers, Civic Offices.
We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to give us feedback so far. Your input has helped to shape the work we have done to date. There is still a lot of work to do and we would appreciate your continued feedback in the next stages.
The Christchurch Northern Corridor is due to open in mid-2020. We are working with our partner organisations to develop a plan for mitigating the expected increase in traffic on Cranford Street and other streets in a way that keeps everyone safe, encourages walking and cycling, use of public transport, and keeps people moving through the area.
Councillors have prioritised the first part of this plan and it needs to be done before the Christchurch Northern Corridor opens. They also instructed staff to investigate several other projects that are important to the community. Updates on these projects are provided below.
Three themes have emerged from feedback we received during consultation in mid-2018 and early in 2019. These themes are:
Come talk to us about our proposals:
Tuesday 6 August 2019, 5pm to 7pm
St Albans School Hall, 17 Sheppard Place, St Albans
Thursday 8 August 2019, 5pm to 7pm
St Albans School Hall, 17 Sheppard Place, St Albans
Main road and intersection upgrades
Work along Cranford and Sherborne streets and at the intersections of Warrington and Forfar streets and Warrington and Barbadoes streets.
Traffic calming and turning restrictions
A range of approaches to discourage people from taking short-cuts through side streets.
East-west connections across Cranford Street to the Papanui Parallel cycleway and two local north-south cycle routes to the east of Cranford Street.
Slow speed zone
A 40km/h speed zone between Rutland Street in the west and Hills Road in the east and an extension of the 30km/h speed zone in Edgeware.
Traffic and environmental monitoring
We will continue to monitor traffic volumes in the area and to work with specialists to develop an environmental monitoring programme.
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.
With additional traffic from the Christchurch Northern Corridor, it is important to the community that we mitigate the effects of, and manage the number of, cars travelling through the area:
With several local shopping areas, schools and parks in the area, it is important to the community that access to these places is retained and, if possible, improved. We propose:
With additional vehicles coming into the area, it is important to the community that we ensure safety for all other road users is maintained:
Cranford Street and Sherborne Street will be the primary route for people driving to and from the Christchurch Northern Corridor. It provides the best option for providing bus and high-occupancy vehicle lanes in the future and, with some changes, will help to reduce short-cutting through residential streets.
As part of the Christchurch Northern Corridor project, Cranford Street will become four lanes to the north of Innes Road.
Clearways are proposed along this section of Cranford Street. This means that the kerbside lanes will be used to move vehicles during peak hours and will be available for car parking and cycling at other times.
The southbound clearway will operate between 7am and 9am in the morning and the northbound clearway will operate between 3.30pm and 7pm in the afternoon.
The road will be widened slightly in this section to allow enough space for the clearway lanes to operate as bus lanes or high-occupancy vehicle lanes in the future. It also allows enough space for cyclists and vehicles in the kerbside lane.
South of Berwick Street the same layout is provided on the southbound side of the road. On the northbound side of the road one vehicle lane is provided along with a cycle lane.
This allows for a painted median along the centre of the road. The painted median will allow residents in the area to turn into their driveways more easily and will provide space for pedestrian crossing islands to make it safer for people to cross the road.
On-street parking is proposed to be removed along the western or northbound side of the road along this section.
All on-street parking on the west side of Sherborne Street and Cranford Street, between Bealey Avenue and Berwick Street, is proposed to be removed.
The intersections along Cranford Street and Sherborne Street are all proposed to be upgraded to accommodate the new road layout.
Traffic lights will also be installed at the intersections of Warrington Street and Forfar Street, and Warrington Street and Barbadoes Street, to improve the safety of the intersections. Some parking will be lost around the intersections.
Cranford Street and Westminster Street
A separate right-turning lane will be provided for people turning onto Westminster
Street heading east. The right turn west into Westminster Street will be banned during the morning peak period.
Cranford Street and Berwick Street
The intersection will be widened slightly to allow for two lanes going straight through inboth directions on Cranford Street. Two lanes will be provided turning right from Berwick Street into Cranford Street, but the left turn will be banned. Cycle lanes are provided on Berwick Street and cycle crossing lights onto Cranford Street.
Cranford/Sherborne Street and Edgeware Road
The intersection is widened slightly to allow for the southbound clearway. Cycle lanes are provided on Edgeware Road.
Sherborne Street and Bealey Avenue
There will be two right-turning lanes into Bealey Avenue to help people heading south to connect to Durham Street. A pedestrian crossing phase on the eastern side of Sherborne Street will be added.
Warrington Street and Barbadoes Street
Traffic lights are installed to improve safety at this intersection. This will also make it easier for pedestrians to cross.
Warrington Street and Forfar Street
The roundabout will be replaced by traffic lights, and Forfar Street north of Warrington Street will become a cul-de-sac, making this a ‘t’ intersection. Pedestrian and cycle crossings will be added.
Turning restrictions are proposed at several side roads where they intersect with Cranford Street. This is to prevent short-cutting through the residential neighbourhoods.
Access to the following streets will change to left in only on the west side of Cranford Street and left out only on the east side of Cranford Street
Left out only on both sides of Sherborne Street
Restricting turning movements at the above intersections creates an opportunity to provide new landscaping areas and at Canon Street and Purchas Street. We will include pedestrian crossing facilities to connect these areas.
The proposed widening of Cranford Street will require the removal of six existing street trees. These landscaped areas will include new trees.
The sketch below shows how planting, seating and other features may be added.
Some examples of the landscape opportunities
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The Christchurch Northern Corridor will have a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists running alongside it. We are proposing a connection to the Papanui Parallel cycleway from that shared path, running alongside Cranford Street before heading west and connecting at the Rutland Reserve.
We are proposing two north-south routes to the east of Cranford Street. These use a mixture of quiet residential streets where people driving and biking can share the road north of Warrington Street, with painted cycle lanes on Madras Street/Forfar Street and Barbadoes Street south of Warrington Street. These north-south routes feed into the one-way system south of Bealey Avenue.
Painted cycle lanes running east-west are proposed on Innes Road, Westminster Street, Warrington Street, Berwick Street and Edgeware Road. These will connect the north-south routes proposed to the east of Cranford Street to the existing Papanui Parallel cycleway to the west of Cranford Street.
Some parking will be removed to accommodate these cycle lanes.
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The majority of the parking changes are along Cranford Street and Sherborne Street, as well as where cycle lanes are proposed.
Where clearways are proposed on Cranford Street and Sherborne Street, parking will only be available outside of the clearway times. On the west side of Cranford Street and Sherborne Street between Berwick Street and Bealey Avenue, all on-street parking is removed.
There are also significant parking changes on Berwick Street and Warrington Street where painted cycle lanes and a painted central median are provided.
Other areas affected by parking changes:
We are proposing a 40km/h zone on residential roads between Rutland Street, Springfield Road and Durham Street North in the west, Hills Road in the east, Walter Park in the north, and Bealey Avenue in the south.
Slower speeds result in fewer crashes and less serious crashes if they do occur. The safe speed zone will make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians and discourage short cutting through residential side streets. The main roads in this area will remain 50km/h. They are Cranford Street, Sherborne Street, Innes Road, Warrington Street, Madras Street, the southern part of Forfar Street, and Barbadoes Street.
|Reduced speed zone number and zone boundary||Streets included in the reduced speed zone|
Cranford St, Innes Rd and Philpotts Rd
|Bronwyn St, Croziers Rd, Esperance St, Frome Pl, Glenfield Cres, Jameson Ave, Kew Pl, Knowles St, Magnolia Ln, Nancy Ave, Pamir St, Philpotts Rd (between Innes Rd and Glenfield Cres), Ranger St, Roslyn Ave, Weston Rd|
Philpotts Rd, Innes Rd, Diana Isaac Retirement Home
|Cavan Pl, Chilton Dr, Fortune St, Greenfield Pl, Heather Pl, Hawea Pl, Kellys Rd, Payling Ln, Philpotts Rd (btwn Innes Rd and Glenfield Cres), Wanaka Pl|
Cranford St, Innes Rd, Rutland St
|Carnaby Cl, Kelton Pl, Kenwyn Ave, Knowles St, Lewisham Park, Mays Rd, McFaddens Rd, Weston Rd|
Cranford St, Westminster St, Kensington Ave, Innes Rd
|Dee St, Ethne St, Francis Ave, Kensington Ave, Malvern St, Mersey St, Nancy Ave, Pascoe Ave, Severn St, Thames St, Westminster St|
Westminster St, Hills Rd, Kensington Ave, Innes Rd
|Erin Cres, Fergusson, Greenwood Cl, Kensington Ave, Mahars Rd, Manuka St, Patrick St, Westminster St|
Westminster St, Hills Rd, Aylesford St
|Aylesford St, Crosby St, Fernbrook Pl, Marlin Pl, Minaret St, Westminster St, Whitehall St|
Aylesford St, Berwick St, Warrington St, Hills Rd, Westminster St
|Archer St, Aylesford St, Berwick St, Carrick St, Flockton St, Forfar St, Francis Ave, Harrison St, Mayfield Ave, Mersey St, Speight St, Squire St, Thornton St, Westminster St|
Innes Rd, Rutland St, St Albans St, Springfield Rd, Edgeware Rd
|Carrington St, Coles Pl, Cornwall St, Courtney St, Dee St, Gosset St, Jacobs St, Malvern St, Massey Cres, Radnor St, Roosevelt Ave, Trafalgar St, Westminster St|
Cranford St, Berwick St, Warrington St, Madras St, Forfar St, Edgeware Rd
|Cornwall St, Lindsay St, Oxley Ave, Winton St|
Edgeware Rd, Sherborne St, Springfield Rd, Durham St Nth, Bealey Ave, Sherborne St
|Caledonian Rd, Canon St, Colombo St, Durham St Nth (between numbers 487 and 511 only), Eversleigh St, Keoghs Ln, Holly Rd, Purchas St, Ranfurly St|
Edgeware Rd, Madras St, Sherborne St, Bealey Ave
|Bishop St, Canon St, Manchester St, Purchas St|
Edgeware Rd, Madras St, Barbadoes St, Warrington St
|Allard St, Edward Ave|
Edgeware Rd, Hills Rd, Barbadoes St, Warrington St
|Cleveland St, Edward Ave, Geraldine St, Hendon St, Woodville St|
Edgeware Rd, Barbadoes St, Madras St, Bealey Ave
|Canon St, Elderwood Ln, Packe St, Purchas St|
Edgeware Rd, Hills Rd, Barbadoes St, Whitmore St, Bealey Ave
|Canon St, Champion St, Geraldine St, Gresford St, Purchas St, Olympic Ln, Trist Pl|
|Arterials excluded from the reduced speed zones||Cranford St, Sherborne St, Innes Rd, Berwick St, Warrington St, Rutland St, St Albans St, Madras St, Barbadoes St, Edgeware Rd, Hills Rd, Whitmore St, Springfield Rd, Cul de sacs off Hills Rd, (Spurway Pl, Friel Ln), Dover St, Radnor St, Edgeware Rd (between Dover St and Springfield Rd|
|Edgeware 30km/h zone||Coles Pl Colombo St (between Edgeware Rd and in-line with Ranfurly St), Cornwall St (between Edgeware Rd and Cranford St), Dover St (cul de sac), Edgeware Rd (between Dover St and Sherborne St), Sheppard Pl Trafalgar St|
Traffic calming is proposed on streets that could be impacted by an increase in traffic.
There are several traffic calming options available and views of the residents of the affected streets will help inform the design process. Designs will be produced after residents have had their say and we will get back in touch with those people who live on these streets in early 2020 to confirm the final option.
|West of Cranford||East of Cranford|
|Roads to be traffic calmed
(to reduce short-cutting)
|Roads with Greenways
(includes traffic calming)
We are proposing to move some bus stops as part of this work: