Details of past and present consultations for An Accessible City projects.
Community feedback sought on options for St Asaph Street
The Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment (ITE) Committee has decided to seek feedback on two options for changing the road lay-out on St Asaph Street.
Feedback will be open from 14 September–6 October. To make a comment go to HaveYourSay(external link).
Over the past six months Christchurch City Council staff have been meeting with representatives from the Central City Business Group (CCBG) to discuss how the design of St Asaph Street could be modified to address the group’s concerns about the lack of parking spaces, the accessibility of the parking bays, and the narrow width of the traffic lanes.
The CCBG favour a $1.2 million redesign option which involves:
- Reinstating approximately 53 car parks.
- Revising the tree pit design on the north side of the corridor and reducing the number of tree pits provided.
- Reducing the width of the northern footpath from three metres to two metres in the future to accommodate modification in lane width.
Council staff have suggested an option – estimated to cost $210,000 – which involves:
- Making minor enhancements to St Asaph Street by modifying the entry and exit of parking bays so they are easier to get in and out of.
- Installing two goods vehicle loading zones.
- Installing additional cycle parking on identified islands.
- Modifying the tree pit kerb design so they cause less damage to car wheels.
The Council is implementing a number of minor safety improvements to St Asaph Street. The improvements were recommended following an independent road safety audit and mainly affect line markings and reflective markers. They should result in improved visibility and traffic flows and do not affect either proposed options.