In December 2018 around 8,000 people responded to the Council’s survey on Lime electric scooters. The full results don’t appear to have been published – a summary is available at the link below, and a report is going to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s 13 February meeting. 93% of scooter users and 58% of non-users felt that the e-scooter trial was positive for the city. A significant percentage of non-users appear to have safety concerns with e-scooter use on footpaths. A majority of users and non-users think the e-scooters should stay in Christchurch after the trial.
Online survey shows e-scooters positive for Christchurch
“Christchurch’s shared electric scooter service is winning fans across the city, the findings of an online survey shows.”
It’s NZ Post’s last day in Papanui today (31 Jan). Private Boxes aren’t moving, but no other post services will remain on site. The Council service centre around the corner on Langdons Road will provide postal services from the beginning of February, with bill payment expected to be available in a few month’s time.
At the 25 January meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: received the draft Christchurch Northern Corridor Downstream Effects Mitigation Plan, and recommended that the Council receive it for staff to commence engagement with the community on the plan's recommendations; and approved grants from the Board's Discretionary Response Fund and Positive Youth Development Fund. Click through to read the full minutes. The next meeting of the board is scheduled for 9am on Friday 8 February.
Prestons Road is open in both directions again, although there’s a one-way section with traffic light control at the CNC work site which is set to remain in place for the next 18 months.
The Philpotts Road / QEII Drive intersection will reopen left-out only (ie from Philpotts left onto QEII) slightly sooner than had been scheduled – from Thursday 31 January at 6am, weather permitting.
An update from Councillor Mike Davidson – Papanui Ward on the closure of the Papanui NZ Post branch – postal services will transfer to the Council service centre at Papanui Library, and in a few months bill payments will be available there too.
“Fantastic news for the Papanui Community. After New Zealand Post announced it was closing it’s Papanui branch at the end of January a lot of work was done in the background during the Christmas and New Year break to ensure that this vital service remained in Papanui. I am pleased to announce that…”
It looks like Northcote Road at the railway crossing will be closed for roadworks for the weekend from the evening of Friday 1 Feb through to the morning of Monday 4 Feb. There is some information about this on the following NZTA ‘traffic updates’ page: https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/christchurch/traffic-update/718848
The Waipapa/ Papanui Innes Community Board today recieved the draft CNC Downstream Effects Mitigation Plan and recommended that the full council receive it, and for staff to undertake consultation on the plan's recommendations. Click through for a Press article with more information:
Race to ready Christchurch’s Cranford St before new motorway is built
Concern neighbourhoods won't be ready for influx of cars flooding Christchurch's new northern motorway.
Here are a couple of photos of the Windermere rest home site as viewed from the Condell Avenue side. Clearly not a small development.
Last year's Council consultation on the draft Suburban Parking Policy drew a modest 67 responses. On Monday this week a hearings panel received the submissions and heard from those who wished to be heard in person. The panel has recommended a Suburban Parking Policy with a "stronger focus on mobility needs and parking management", including support for newer transport forms such as scooters.
Link to the hearings panel agenda, which includes a summary as well as full details of all submissions: http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/…/BLHP_20190121_AGN_351…
More information at: https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/3310
Shifting gears on suburban parking
A Hearings Panel has recommended that the Christchurch City Council introduces a Suburban Parking Policy with a stronger focus on mobility needs and parking management.