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Thursday <strong>December</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1 5 OPTIONS: Public submissions showed 55 per cent of submitters preferred a cycleway on each side of Ilam Rd, while 45 per cent preferred a two-way cycleway on the west side of the road. PHOTO: CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL Final decision expected next year • From page 1 Aorangi Rd resident Emma King stated loss of car parking was a concern. However, safety was also cited by five submitters who prefer this option, including student Aestival Britten, who travelled on Aorangi Rd most days. “Shared paths provide a good option as there’s enough space for cyclists to pass slower scooter users and scooter users to pass slower pedestrians without jostling for space,” Britten said. The planned design for the intersection of Aorangi and Wairakei Rds also caused a divide among the 53 submitters who shared their opinions. The design put to the public would stop through traffic and right turns for cars travelling in either direction along Aorangi Rd. Twenty-one submitters supported the design, citing safety benefits. Kathy Beswick said she liked to cycle but that the current intersection was horrendous and she avoided using it “I fully support this aspect of the plan,” Beswick said. However, more submitters opposed the design, with 25 people objecting due to access issues and predicting traffic on side roads would increase. Submitter Alastair Christie said strongly opposed the blocking off through traffic and traffic turning right. “This intersection as this will make it much more difficult for me to access a large part of my city,” Christie said. The cycleway section has received $10.5 million in funding as part of the Government ‘shovel ready’ projects. The cycleway hearing panel is set to make its recommendation to the urban development and transport committee early next year, with the committee to make the final decision. A report included in the agenda of the hearings panel by city council senior engagement adviser Tessa Zant requested the panel to recommend a one-way cycleway is installed on each side of Ilam Rd, varying between 1.8 and 2m wide. It also requested a 4m shared path from the corner of Jellie Park up to Truman Rd, and from there a 3m two-way cycleway along Aorangi Rd to the intersection with Wairakei Rd. The report recommended the intersection remain closed to through traffic and right-turning traffic. If the project is approved, work is expected to begin in mid to late 2<strong>02</strong>2. Delay in low noise asphalt • From page 1 Low noise asphalt was scheduled to be installed on the CNC last month, but the project was pushed back and is now expected to be completed by April 2<strong>02</strong>2. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency said the delay is due to a hold-up in getting one of the key ingredients for the top coat, epoxy resin, shipped from the United States. City council data taken in May shows an average daily traffic count of 24,741, in Cranford St between Innes Rd and Knowles St, with an average speed of 42km/h. NZTA traffic data shows 190,627 vehicles used the CNC last week, a daily average of 27,232. The average speed of northbound traffic was 101.3km/h and the average speed of southbound traffic was 98.7km/h. Jones said the community • HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think about traffic speed and enforcement along the Christchurch Northern Corridor and Cranford St? Email fiona.ellis@starmedia. kiwi board was waiting for more traffic information but her impression was still that speed was a problem. She questioned the location point at which speed data was gathered, saying people were speeding before reaching the 100km/h zone of the CNC. “People roar along the motorway even before the QE II turn-off.” Winters Rd resident Alan Johnson said the noise was stressful to those who lived in the area, and the low noise asphalt was the only solution. “If they slow [traffic] down I don’t think it will totally address the noise issue,” Johnson said. BUSY: Residents have speed concerns about traffic on Cranford St. FREE! Cricket Set with every kit purchased. KIT INCLUDES: 2 x Designer Sunglasses 1 x Sunscreen 125ml 1 x Lip Balm 1 x First Aid Kit 112pc 1 x Hand Sanitiser 500ml 1 x Cleaning Wipes 1 x Handy Storage Container $199.00 (Including GST) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC www.rstradecentre.co.nz FREE CHRISTCHURCH DELIVERY 0800 99 99 76 LOCATIONS: 484 Papanui Road, Papanui 68 Montreal Street, Sydenham HOURS: Monday - Friday 7.00am - 5.00pm