Long post: notes from a review of the draft CNC Downstream Effects Mitigation Plan. This is a 100+ page draft document which is included in the agenda for this Friday’s Community Board meeting (link below).
Selected points from the draft plan:
– a ‘do nothing’ approach to downstream effects will result in rat-running on ‘a lot’ of local streets and other significant negative impacts.
– a range of options have been analysed including Barbadoes & Madras Streets having clearways, or being 3-laned, or made one-way as far as Warrington Street.
– clearways or permanent 4-laning of Cranford / Sherborne Streets was also considered.
– community impacts of changes was the highest-weighted of the criteria that each option was measured against.
– safety in relation to schools, cycling, and access to parks and commercial centres was also considered.
– proposed projects & studies have been prioritised into Stage 1 (before the CNC opens), Stage 2 (within 3 years of the CNC opening), and Stage 3 (by 2031).
The full list of proposals is too long to include in this post. It includes:
Continue reading “More on the draft CNC Downstream Effects Mitigation Plan”
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 25 January at 9am in the Papanui board room. This meeting has been called two weeks ahead of the first meeting on the 2019 schedule adopted at the board’s last meeting in 2018. The agenda includes: a staff recommendation that the Board endorse the draft Christchurch Northern Corridor Downstream Effects Mitigation Plan ‘for staff to undertake consultation on the recommendations contained within the plan’; an application to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund; an application to the Board’s Positive Youth Development Fund; and an area report on initiatives and issues current within the Community Board area. Click the link below for the full agenda.
(NB the full text (100+ pages) of the Downstream Effects Mitigation Plan is included in the agenda, which is also available as a PDF download from the Council’s website. Look out for more to come on the content of this plan.)
Agenda of Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board – 25 January 2019
At the end of 2018, it was reported that the next meeting of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board would be on 8 February 2019, however it appears to have been brought forward to this Friday, possibly to coincide with the release of the draft Northern Corridor Downstream Effects Management Plan. Follow this link for more information on what’s being proposed, including peak period clearways along part of Cranford Street, intersection upgrades, and additional traffic lights.
Plan for managing northern motorway traffic released
“A raft of roading changes are being recommended for the Cranford Street area ahead of the opening of a new northern motorway extension that will cut travel times in and out of Christchurch.”
On Monday evenings from 18 February for six weeks there’s a Teen Years parenting course running in the Papanui area. Click through for more information…
Construction work is underway at the Windermere rest home site. In 2016 & 2017 Think Papanui reported on the contested Resource Consent application for this rebuild & expansion. The original proposal was for a two and three-storey facility with 151 rooms and units, and for the 25 villas currently remaining on the site to be demolished – it isn't clear what changes (if any) were made to that design in order to gain Resource Consent.
Reminder: entries for the Papanui-Innes Edible Garden Awards close on 25 January 2019. Entry forms are available at the Library or online at https://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/community-awards/edible-garden-awards/papanui-innes-edible-garden-awards/.
Another store that will be opening in the Langdons Road commercial development is Bed Bath & Beyond NZ – in March 2019, according to the signs.
Having a post-Christmas tidy-up? Sending Love NZ is an initiative to deliver Christmas cards to people who may experience loneliness over Christmas. In Christchurch more than 3,000 cards were delivered in the lead-up to Christmas, including to a number of rest homes in the Papanui area, but there weren't enough cards to get around them all. If you would to donate Christmas cards for 2019 (either new or pre-loved able to be recycled into new cards), please follow these links for contact details:
Prestons Rd eastbound closure & Grimseys/QEII reopening:
From Monday 14 January to 29 January Prestons Road will be closed to eastbound traffic, just east of Grimseys Road. (The westbound traffic lane stays available.) A diversion for eastbound traffic will be in place, via QEII Drive.
From Wednesday 30 January traffic management will change to allow for two-way Prestons Road traffic on one lane by using traffic lights. This set up will be in place for 18 months.
The Grimseys Road intersection with QEII Drive will be opened (left out only) from Friday 11 January until mid February. It will then briefly close again to allow finishing pavement work to take place, before reopening permanently in its final configuration of left in and left out only.
More information at: https://nzta.govt.nz/cnc
QEII Drive lane swap & Philpotts Road closure: from Tuesday evening 8 January 2019, traffic is scheduled to swap over to the new lanes on QEII Drive between Grimseys Road and Hills Road. Following the change-over, the Philpotts Road intersection with QEII Drive will be closed. From 1 February 2019 until approximately April 2020, the Philpotts Rd intersection will be open for left out traffic onto QEII Drive, but there will be no access into Philpotts Rd from QEII Drive. The final Philpotts/QEII layout when the upgrade is complete will be left in and left out only.