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Southern View: October 25, 2016

Southern View: October 25,

FREE TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 2016 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) Shop scan ENTER NOW! one of three $1000 SHOPPING SPREES 379 7100 SEE full page inside for details Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston CHANGES: Car parking along many residential streets could be lost, with changes to roundabouts and lower speed limits planned, if the proposed Quarryman’s Trail cycleway proceeds. Concern that car parks will be lost to make way for cycleway • By Caitlin Miles and Georgia O’Connor-Harding UP TO 70 per cent of parking could be lost on major roads, with speed limit and road layout changes, if a new $15.5 million cycleway is developed. The city council’s Quarryman’s Trail is proposed to start in Halswell and would run through Addington, Hoon Hay, Spreydon and Somerfield, finishing in the central city. The city council estimated 70 per cent of street parking on Antigua St, between Hazeldean Rd and Moorhouse Ave, would be lost. Strickland St between Roker and Burns Sts could lose 60 per cent of on-road parking, along with 50 per cent of spaces along Frankleigh St and on the southern side of Sparks Rd and part of the northern side. Hoon Hay Pharmacy owner Glennis Dunstan said she is worried about the impact on her business as people won’t be able to park out front and “pop in” anymore. “People will park right outside so they can pop in and grab what they need and head off again, if the parks go it won’t be convenient,” Ms Dunstan said. Her business is located on Sparks Rd and in the consultation plan the car parks out the front of her business may go to make way for a two-lane cycleway. The newly-released consultation plans on the Quarryman’s Trail cycleway involve removing car parks along many residential roads changing two roundabouts and dropping speed limits. Halswell Community Project chairwoman Chrys Horn said she is “really keen” to see the cycleway happen. “Parking shouldn’t be an issue here because I guess the more free parking we provide for people the more it encourages people to have cars and the more congestion we have,” she said. She said cycling is a lot cheaper for everyone and the residential areas affected will have a “fantastic cycleway” going past their houses. The plans also involve reducing the speed on James Hight Drive and Roker St from 50km/h to 30km/h and changing the Frankleigh, Lyttelton St and Sparks Rd roundabout and Hoon Hay Rd and Sparks Rd roundabout to traffic lights. City council head of transport, Chris Gregory, said making these changes will improve traffic flow in the area and make the intersections safer for cyclists. Consultation on the cycleways closes on November 10. To have your say on the plans go to https://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/have-your-say/whatshappening-now/consultations/ •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the current plans for the cycleway? Do you think parking should be removed to make way for cycleways? Email your thoughts to caitlin.miles@ starmedia.kiwi BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... House of Hearing 100% NZ Owned & Operated CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora Papanui 03 310 7355 Ashburton 03 307 8949 Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 www.blindcare.co.nz Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm