Poplar Street - Proposal to Revoke the Pedestrian Mall HEARINGS PANEL

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 17 May 2016

Time:                                    9.00am

Venue:                                 Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Paul Lonsdale

Councillor Yani Johanson

 

 

16 May 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Saunders

Hearing Advisor

941 6436

mark.saunders@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Hearings Panel

17 May 2016

 

  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

2.   Election of Chairperson

 

It was resolved on the motion of Councillor Lonsdale, seconded by Councillor Johanson that Councillor Clearwater be appointed Chairperson of the Hearings Panel.

Cr Lonsdale/Cr Johanson                                                                                                                                          Carried

 

 

  

3.   Staff Report to the Hearings Panel on the Proposed Revocation of the Pedestrian Mall in Poplar Street

 

Staff provided a briefing on the proposed revocation of the pedestrian mall in Poplar Street together with a summary of the written submissions received following consultation.

 

 

4.   Volumes of Submissions

 

The Hearings Panel received the written submissions.

 

 

5.   Hearing of Submissions

No submitters attended to be heard.

 

6.   Hearings Panel Consideration and Deliberation

 

Committee Resolved BLHP/2016/00004

The Hearings Panel considered the submissions received following consultation on the proposed revocation of the pedestrian mall in Poplar Street.

Following its deliberations the Hearings Panel made the following recommendations:

That the Council:

1.           Declares that the part-time Pedestrian Mall status over the section of Poplar Street from its intersection with Lichfield Street to its intersection with Ash Street is revoked.

2.            Revoke all traffic controls on Poplar Street from its intersection with Lichfield Street to its intersection with Ash Street, and that this one way section of Poplar Street be revoked as authorised under clause 12 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008. 

3.            Approve pursuant to clause 12 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008 that Poplar Street be one way north to south for all road users, except cyclists and pedestrians from its intersection with Lichfield Street, to its intersection with Ash Street.

4.            Approve pursuant to Section 14A of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008, that Poplar Street, between Lichfield Street and Ash Street, be declared a Shared Zone (note 1 applies) where the driving, riding or parking of any vehicle, including passenger service vehicles, is prohibited at all times subject to the following exceptions and conditions:

a.            The following are permitted in the Shared Zone at any time: Pedestrians, Trams, Cycles and Street cleaning and rubbish collection vehicles operated by the Christchurch City Council or its nominated contractor.

b.            Trade and other vehicles (including those operated by service authorities) of any class may enter the Shared Zone at specified times if authorised to do so by the council officer who holds the position of asset owner at that time.

c.             Goods service vehicles are permitted in the Shared Zone for the purpose of loading and unloading between 3am and 10am and between 3pm and 6pm each day.

d.            Nothing in this Council resolution prohibits or restricts the use of the Shared Zone by any fire appliance, ambulance or other vehicle where it is necessary for that appliance, ambulance or other vehicle to enter the Shared Zone for the protection of human life or of property.

e.            Any vehicle or specified class of vehicle that has entered the Shared Zone under the above provisions must not be parked for a longer period than is necessary for its driver to carry out his or her business or for the period of any emergency.

5.            Revoke all parking and stopping restrictions on both sides of Poplar Street from its intersection with Lichfield Street to its intersection with Ash Street.

6.            Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on both sides of Poplar Street, from its intersection with Lichfield Street to its intersection with Ash Street.

7.            Note that the Hearings Panel noted that the time restrictions around the goods service vehicles are likely to require reviewing as the area develops.

Note 1:   For the purposes of the following resolutions relating to a Shared Zone, under clause 8(2) of the Speed Limits Bylaw (amendment made by decision under section 27 (1) (e) of the Canterbury Earthquake Act 2011, dated 11 December 2014), a speed limit of 10km/h applies to the Shared Zone.

Councillor Lonsdale/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                          Carried

 

Committee Resolved BLHP/2016/00005

The Hearings Panel requested that staff provide the Council with information on the proposed public laneway from Lichfield Street to Tuam Street and traffic management to the car park building.

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                          Carried

 

 

    

Meeting concluded at 9:56am.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 10th DAY OF JUNE 2016

PHIL CLEARWATER CHAIRPERSON