Our Council has received confirmation of NZ Transport Agency funding for the Main North Road bus priority project, which will improve bus travel times and reliability through the Papanui area. Work is expected to commence early in 2020, and mainly involves line markings and road layout changes, some kerb and footpath realignment, along with full signalisation of the Grassmere St / Main North Rd intersection.
On Tuesday 24 September the full Council considered the report and recommendations for transport projects downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC). The projects are contained in the Council’s Downstream Effects Management Plan (DEMP). The resolutions were passed by the Council as proposed, along with one extra resolution that requested “that the Courtney Street renewal be investigated during the next Draft Long Term Plan”.
The Council is now working on detailed design, with work expected to start in January 2020. There will be further engagement with residents “on a street by street basis where traffic calming has been identified, to develop traffic calming solutions” the Council advises.
The Christchurch Youth Council has put together a great resource to help with local election decision-making. It includes Papanui candidates and many others across the city. See the original post for details.
Redwood Library will re-open on Monday 7 October, following a closure for repairs and refurbishment that was extended due to the need for additional structural repairs. A mobile library service will continue to visit the site until the library re-opens. Click through for details: https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/…/redwood-library…/
There are free breakfast burritos on offer at this morning’s ‘Can the Plan’ protest ahead of the City Council meeting that will decide on transport projects downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor.
Have you received your voting papers for the local body elections? There’s a ‘meet the candidate’ forum next Monday 30 September hosted by the St Albans Residents’ Association. Candidates standing for Council and Community Board in Papanui Ward have been invited. https://www.facebook.com/events/1327588770698604/