More details on the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board’s decision on the design of Cranford Street, between Innes Rd and Berwick St.
The road in that area has been widened, and it could accommodate options such as a peak-hour clearway for all vehicle types, or alternatively a peak-hour High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or Bus only lane. These options would add capacity for more vehicles following the opening of the Northern Corridor motorway.
There’s a report in the agenda for last Friday’s meeting with a detailed analysis of these options, but the Council staff recommendation to the Board was to endorse the current design, with one lane for traffic each way, along with car parking and a painted cycle lane (“The current design includes widening of Cranford Street and intersection improvement which will significantly improve safety for pedestrian, cyclists and all road users throughout the day when compared against all proposed options…”)
This recommendation, along with a desire that any future changes encourage a shift away from prioritising single-occupant vehicles, is reflected in Board’s recommendations. A final decision will be made by the Council’s Urban Development and Transport Committee.