Board set to drop Cranford St speed limit

Further background on another significant agenda item at this week’s Papanui-Innes Community Board meeting:
Council staff propose that the Board recommends that the speed limit on the top part of Cranford Street (and also Main North Road between Cranford St and QEII Drive) be dropped from 60km/h to 50km/h, effective around August 2018. Staff report that “It was recently brought to the attention of NZTA and CCC that there are conflicting gazetted intersection speeds at Main North/Northcote/QE II Drive.” and also that “While the current posted speed limit of 60km/h on Cranford Street is in alignment with the safe and appropriate speed recommended in the NZTA Guide and resources, staff consider that a reduced speed limit of 50km/h would be more appropriate given the heavy volumes of traffic and the built up nature of the environment with residential entrances, various businesses and a school frontage”, and also that the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) connection will ‘significantly alter the feel and complexity of the traffic environment’. In response to public consultation on this proposal, 47 valid submissions were received, of which 37 were in support, 9 were not in support, and 1 person only made comments. See item 9 in the Board’s agenda for full details: http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/06/PICB_20180620_AGN_2436_AT_WEB.htm