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Bay Harbour: August 03, 2016

Bay Harbour: August 03,

FREE Wednesday august 3 2016 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Black Billed Gull Prepare to be moved Joy Butel Property Consultant Licensed Agent reAA 2008 Ph 03 384 7950 M 021 353 280 E 1020 Ferry road, Ferrymead Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Four Seasons Realty Grenadier Ferrymead Moa Cave footpath access worries • By Annabelle Dick REDCLIFFS RESIDENTS want the Sumner-Lyttelton Corridor project to be reviewed to take pedestrian access into account. There is no footpath on the Moa Cave side of Main Rd, which means pedestrians have to cross a busy road to access the footpath on the north side. Redcliffs residents Jackie Barker and Diane France approached the Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board to raise their concerns about the intersection. “It’s a major safety issue. There’s elderly people, mothers with prams and kids crossing the road where there’s a huge volume of traffic,” Mrs Barker said. The mother-of-three said many school children travel the route twice a day and crossing the main thoroughfare is the only way to get to class. “Redcliffs School is going to remain open and there’s a lot of kids living in McCormacks Bay that can’t access the school unless they cross the dangerous intersection.” The footpath has been out of action since the February 22, 2011, earthquake rendered it unusable. Rockfall has been a major risk to roads below and high-grade wire mesh was installed last month to mitigate the threat. But community board chairwoman Sara Templeton said even rockfall protection isn’t enough to reintroduce a pathway at Moa Cave. “Geotech staff told us it’s not possible to engineer a solution for the corner which allows pedestrians to safely pass around and underneath the cliff face,” Mrs Templeton said. Redcliffs Residents’ Association acting chairman Chris Doudney said safety is the number one factor for residents and project designers, but the corridor project needs to be looked at in the wider sense. “The design team should’ve taken all the safety issues into account – the issues of rockfall and pedestrian access. That approach should’ve been taken.” The community board has been pushing for the city council to prioritise pedestrian access in areas that have had remediation work done. Main Rd is one of those areas. City council city services general manager Dave Adamson said there is an appropriately designed footpath on the other side of the road and the south side walkway won’t be rebuilt. “The protection works are being done to reduce the rockfall risk, but . . . there is still a residual risk that in another seismic event that we may have further rockfall,” Mr Adamson said. Residents are proposing that a covered walkway be built or failing that pedestrian crossings be introduced on Main Rd. Business booms for young artist DRAWING AN AUDIENCE: Sumner’s Zoe Elmey, 11, has created a following with stores around the South Island buying and selling her art. She has now sold nearly 500 of her intricately designed cards to retailers as far away as Wanaka. •Story page 8 Heathcote Valley “11 Auctions sold under the hammer for June/July” Come in for a visit and experience the difference Ph 03 384 9249 108 Port hills Rd, heathcote Valley inspiring young minds 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park Port Hills Rd Tunnel Rd We are here Bridle Path Rd Martindales Rd 1/43 Main Road, Redcliffs 6 Marama Crescent, Mt Pleasant 3 Deavoll Place, Heathcote 126 Panorama Road, Sumner 26 Whitfield Street, Sumner 8 Savannah Lane, Westmorland 59 Wakatu Avenue, Redcliffs 3 Palamino Place, Opawa 339 Mt Pleasant Road 162 Travis Road, North New Brighton Alison Carter & Craig Todd P 384 7950 M 0274 318 960 E W Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Our recent sales – more No.1 properties wanted! No.1 Ferrymead Office Ferrymead Office 2015-16 2015-16 No.9 No.9 Canterbury Canterbur 2015-16 2015-1 GRENADIER