If you were planning a first drive on the Christchurch Northern Corridor today, please note that the opening has been delayed due to forecast rain. Follow Transport for Christchurch for updates.
At the 20 November meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: heard from five young people and groups that had received funding from the Board; received an update on progress with Edgeware Pool; approved a grant of $7,000 for four youth events over the coming year; and received an Area Report on issues and initiatives current within the Board area. Click through to read the full minutes. The Board will next meet on Friday 4 December.
On Thursday the Christchurch City Council decided to establish peak hour bus priority lanes on Cranford Street between Innes Rd and Berwick St on a three-month trial basis. The trial will begin in February, and is intended to support the uptake of the new direct commuter bus service from Waimakariri that will travel along the Christchurch Northern Corridor motorway. Click through for more information: https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/news/story/bus-priority-lane-for-cranford-street
Northcote School’s breakfast club features on the front page of the Nor’West News this week. Anyone wishing to offer help or donations for the initiative can contact Neighbourhood Links – Northcote/Redwood. The full digital edition of the paper can be found at: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/64951614/norwest-news-november-26-2020
The 24 November newsletter from the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board is available at the link below. Click through to read about: the most recent Board meeting; garden watering over summer; a new shared e-bike service; the opening of the CNC motorway; the opportunity to have input into the Council’s Long Term Plan, and more.
The layout of Cranford St south of Innes Rd is back on the Council agenda tomorrow (26 November). In October the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board endorsed the current road layout, while deputations to Council earlier this month by Environment Canterbury and Waimakariri District Council requested peak hour bus priority lanes to support the update of public transport, and Waka Kotahi (NZTA) advocated for peak hour clearways to reduce rat running in local streets. Further consideration by staff has determined that the Council “does not have a lawful option of not following” the recommendations of the independent traffic expert, who recommended clearways but has now agreed to a trial of the… More
The Polyphony youth voice art exhibition is open to visit today Wednesday 25 November through until 5pm at North City (by the railway line on Sawyers Arms Rd), and then tonight there’s a closing event from 6pm with young people sharing sharing about their pieces.
Chris Lynch reports that there’ll be a partial opening of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) motorway from Monday 30 November, with restrictions on lanes, speed, and open times. This will be followed by an open day on Saturday 12 December, with the public able to walk or cycle on the motorway, and then full opening from Thursday 17 December. Click through for more:
Christchurch’s bus operator Metro Canterbury has advised that there will be some schedule changes to the 107 (Styx Mill – Northlands Mall) and 28 (Casebrook – Lyttelton) routes, as well as others, from 29 November 2020. Click through for more information and updated timetables: