This Friday afternoon 31 July the QEII Drive shared use path will be reopened to pedestrians and cyclists. This path has been detoured for longer than originally expected due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
There’s a good news story on the front page of this week’s Nor’West News – local retailer Papanui Cycles says there was a bike buying boom post-lockdown, and trading now is at normal winter levels. The full digital edition of the paper can be found at: https://
The Winters Road cycle & pedestrian subway will be closed tonight Sunday 26 July for asphalting work, from 10pm until 4am. Please use an alternate route between these hours. (Update on the nearby Grimseys subway – the asphalting work there was delayed due to the weather & is expected to happen next weekend.)
The Christchurch Civic Awards recognise the service of volunteers and others who go above and beyond the call of duty for Christchurch, its people, and its environment. Individuals, groups, and businesses can be nominated. Click through for more information, including a listing of 2019 recipients. Nominations close on Friday 21 August 2020.
Progress at last for lights at the Harewood/Gardiners/Breens intersection? This morning in the Council’s meeting dealing with the 2020/21 Annual Plan, a motion was passed to “Bring forward $500,000 (capex) from FY26 to FY21 for the design and consultation of the Wings to Wheels Major Cycleway Route with the intention of enabling the commencement of construction of the Breens/Gardiners/Harewood intersection in FY22 as part of the Cycleway route.”
The intention here appears to be to include traffic lights at the intersection as part of the cycleway design. The motion was moved by Councillor Mike Davidson and seconded by Councillor Aaron Keown.
Community feedback has resulted in changes to the Council’s proposed post-COVID-19 budget, including: abandoning a proposal to save money through increased use of glyphosate weedkillers; boosting support to community groups; and additional funding for road sealing work. The overall proposed rates increase is 3.5%, and for an average residential property 1.77%. The Council will meet this Thursday to set the budget for 2020/21. Click through for more information:
Looking for Warehouse Stationery in Papanui? The store can now be found inside The Warehouse in Northlands Shopping Centre.