Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 8 March 2017

Time:                                    1pm

Venue:                                 Council Chambers, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

3 March 2017

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

David Adamson

General Manager City Services

Tel: 941 8235

 

Samantha Kelly

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6227

samantha.kelly@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

Note:  The reports contained within this agenda are for consideration and should not be construed as Council policy unless and until adopted.  If you require further information relating to any reports, please contact the person named on the report.
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Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

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Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee - Terms of Reference

 

 

Chair

Councillor Cotter

Membership

Councillor Davidson (Deputy Chair), Councillor Buck, Councillor Clearwater, Councillor Galloway, Councillor Keown, Councillor Templeton

Quorum

Half of the members if the number of members (including vacancies) is even, or a majority of members if the number of members (including vacancies) is odd.

Meeting Cycle

Monthly

Reports To

Council

 

 

Responsibilities

The focus of the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee is the governance of roading and transport, three waters, waste management, and natural hazards protection.

 

The Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

·         Encourages opportunities for citizenship, community participation and community partnerships

·         Works in partnerships with key agencies, groups and organisations

·         Encourages innovative approaches and sustainable solutions

 

The Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committte considers and reports to Council on issues and activites relating to:

·         Water supply, conservation and quality

·         Stormwater drainage including the Land Drainage Recovery Programme

·         Natural environment, including the waterways, aquifers, ecology and conservation of resources

·         Natural hazards protection, including flood protection and river control

·         Solid waste minimisation and disposals

·         Sewage collection, treatment and disposal

·         Roads, footpaths and streetscapes

·         Transport including road operations, parking, public transport, cycle ways, harbours and marine structures consistent with Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee Terms of Reference.

 

 

Delegations

The Committee delegates to the following working group the responsibility to consider and report back to the Committee:

·         Land Drainage Working Group matters relating to the Land Drainage Recovery Programme, including opportunities for betterment.

 

 


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

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Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       1.       Apologies.......................................................................................................................... 5

B       2.       Declarations of Interest................................................................................................... 5

B       3.       Deputations by Appointment........................................................................................ 5

B       4.       Presentation of Petitions................................................................................................ 5

STAFF REPORTS

C       5.       Land Drainage Working Group - Terms of Reference................................................... 7

A       6.       An Accessible City: Hereford Street (Manchester - Madras)....................................... 9

B       7.       Transport Unit - Bi-Monthly Report............................................................................ 21   

 

 


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1.   Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant and to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.

3.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment at the time the agenda was prepared. 

4.   Presentation of Petitions

There were no petitions received at the time the agenda was prepared.  

  


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5.        Land Drainage Working Group - Terms of Reference

Reference:

17/156967

Contact:

Mark Saunders

Mark.Saunders@ccc.govt.nz

941 6436

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to recommend to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee for adoption, the Terms of Reference of the Land Drainage Working Group established for the 2016-19 triennium.

1.2       The Terms of Reference are attached for the Committee’s consideration.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receives the information in this report.

2.         Adopts the Terms of Reference for the Land Drainage Working Group as set out in Attachment A.

3.         Notes that Council staff will work with the Chair of the Land Drainage Working Group to carry out its responsibilities and activities as per the Terms of Reference.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Land Drainage Working Group - Terms of Reference

8

 

 

Signatories

Authors

Mark Saunders - Committee and Hearings Advisor

Keith Davison - Manager Land Drainage

Approved By

John Mackie - Head of Three Waters and Waste

David Adamson - General Manager City Services

  


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6.        An Accessible City: Hereford Street (Manchester - Madras)

Reference:

17/89720

Contact:

Neil Gillon

Neil.Gillon@ccc.govt.nz

9418127

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to advise the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee on the outcome of community consultation and to request that they recommend approval to Council the proposed design relating to An Accessible City (AAC) transport project for a section of Hereford Street from the Madras Street intersection westward to the East Frame, as shown in Attachment 1.  The section of Hereford Street in the East Frame is being delivered by Ōtākaro Ltd.  The resolutions for the Manchester Street intersection with Hereford Street were approved by Council on 10 September 2015.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is staff generated following community consultation.  The proposal was advised to the Council and Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board by memorandum dated 13 January 2017.  Funding for the length of Hereford Street between Madras Street and the East Frame public realm work has been brought forward from FY23 and FY24 to allow construction with the remainder of the block of Hereford Street, which is being delivered by Ōtākaro Ltd this financial year.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decisions in this report are of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.  The proposed change is part of the Central City travel network designed to make better use of public spaces for all transport choices and to achieve improvements to the public realm of this section of Hereford Street.  That proposed change will affect a proportion of Christchurch residents who use Hereford Street to access the inner city, as well as businesses, developments and land uses that abut or achieve their primary means of access from this street.

2.2       The Central Recovery Plan and its transport chapter (An Accessible City) provides the strategic direction for the proposed change.  Key elements of this project are to provide cycle lanes on the north and south sides of Hereford Street, to remove on-street parking in the East Frame portion of Hereford Street and to provide a raised central median in the East Frame portion of Hereford Street.

2.3       Accordingly, the decision sought here is of low significance as it relates to the implementation of the provision of cycle lanes, the removal of on-street parking, the addition of a raised central median and the associated traffic resolutions to give effect to these street works and traffic network alterations.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommend that the Council approves the scheme design and resolutions relating to the following An Accessible City Phase 2 network transformation project as detailed in Attachment 1:

 

Existing Hereford Street – Madras Street to Manchester Street: Traffic Control

3.1.     Approve that all traffic controls on both sides of Hereford Street from its intersection with Madras Street to its intersection with Manchester Street be revoked.

New Hereford Street – Madras Street to Manchester Street: Traffic Control

3.2.     Approve the road marking changes, kerb alignment changes on both sides of Hereford Street from its intersection with Madras Street to its intersection with Manchester Street as detailed on Attachment A.

Existing Hereford Street – Madras Street to Latimer Square (West Side): Parking and Stopping Restrictions

3.3.     Approve that all parking and stopping restrictions on both sides of Hereford Street from its intersection with Madras Street to its intersection with Manchester Street be revoked.

New Hereford Street – Madras Street to Latimer Square (West Side): Parking and Stopping Restrictions

3.4.     Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the north side of Hereford Street, commencing at its intersection with Latimer Square (west side) and extending in an easterly direction to its intersection with Madras Street.

Existing Intersection – Hereford Street / Latimer Square (West Side)

3.5.     Approve that all traffic controls at the intersection of Hereford Street and Latimer Square (west side) be revoked.

3.6.     Approve that all parking and stopping restrictions on both sides of Latimer Square (west side) commencing at its intersection with Hereford Street and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 18 metres be revoked.

New Intersection – Hereford Street / Latimer Square (West Side)

3.7.     Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the west side of Latimer Square (west side) commencing at its intersection with Hereford Street and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 17 metres.

3.8.     Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the east side of Latimer Square (west side) commencing at its intersection with Hereford Street and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 18 metres.

3.9.     Approve that a Give Way control be placed against Latimer Square (west side) at its intersection with Hereford Street.

Existing Intersection – Hereford Street / Liverpool Street: Traffic Control

3.10.   Approve that all traffic controls at the intersection of Hereford Street and Liverpool Street be revoked.

New Hereford Street- Latimer Square (West Side) to Manchester Street: Parking and Stopping Restrictions

3.11.   Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the north side of Hereford Street, commencing at its intersection with Latimer Square (west side) and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

3.12.   Approve that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 60 minutes on the north side of Hereford Street commencing at a point 14 metres west of its intersection with Latimer Square (west side) and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 6 metres.

3.13.   Approve that a Bus Stop be created on the north side of Hereford Street commencing at a point 27 metres west of its intersection with Latimer Square (west side) and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

3.14.   Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the north side of Hereford Street, commencing at a point 41 metres west of its intersection with Latimer Square (west side) and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 8 metres.

3.15.   Approve that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 60 minutes on the north side of Hereford Street commencing at a point 50 metres west of its intersection with Latimer Square (west side) and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 5 metres.

3.16.   Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the north side of Hereford Street, commencing at a point 55 metres west of its intersection with Latimer Square (west side) and extending in a westerly direction to its intersection with Manchester Street.

3.17.   Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the south side of Hereford Street, commencing at its intersection with Madras Street and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 55 metres.

3.18.   Approve that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 60 minutes on the south side of Hereford Street commencing at a point 55 metres west of its intersection with Madras Street and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 17 metres.

3.19.   Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the south side of Hereford Street, commencing at a point 72 metres west of its intersection with Madras Street and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 10 metres.

3.20.   Approve that a Bus Stop be created on the south side of Hereford Street commencing at a point 82 metres west of its intersection with Madras Street and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

3.21.   Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the south side of Hereford Street, commencing at a point 96 metres west of its intersection with Madras Street and extending in a westerly direction to its intersection with Manchester Street.

New Hereford Street- Manchester Street to Madras : Special vehicle lanes (Cycle Lanes)

3.22.   Approve that a special vehicle lane (Cycle Lane) for east bound cyclists only, be installed on the north side of Hereford Street commencing at its intersection with Manchester Street and extending in an easterly direction to its intersection with Latimer Square (east side).

3.24.   Approve that a special vehicle lane (Cycle Lane) for west bound cyclists only, be installed on the south side of Hereford Street commencing at its intersection with Madras Street and extending in a westerly direction to its intersection with Manchester Street.

3.25.   Approve that a special vehicle lane (Cycle Lane) for west bound cyclists only, be installed on the south side of Hereford Street commencing at its intersection with Madras Street and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 15 metres.

New Intersection – Hereford Street / Madras Street: Traffic Control

3.26.   Approve that a Give Way control be placed against the Madras Street left turn slip lane into Hereford Street at its intersection with Hereford Street.

3.27.   Approve that a pedestrian crossing (Zebra) be installed across the Madras Street left turn slip lane into Hereford Street at a point approximately 7 metres south of its intersection with Hereford Street.

 

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2015 - 2025):

4.1.1   Activity: Road Operations

·     Level of Service: 10.0.31 Protect vulnerable users - minimise the number of fatal crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists e number of trips made by public transport

·     Level of Service: 10.4.3 Provide journey reliability on high frequency core services

4.2       The cycle lanes option considered is that proposed in the AAC Streets and Spaces Design Guide, Section 5 – Streets.  This defines Hereford Street as an east-west central local distributor street incorporating a bus route and supporting the slow-core of pedestrian and cycle friendly central city streets.  Hereford Street is identified within the Design Guide as one of four streets permitting movement within the city and connecting many of the city’s cultural, event, retail and residential venues and precincts.  The Design Guide provides for on-road cycle lanes on Hereford Street.

4.3       Hereford Street between Manchester Street and Madras Street is delivered via three projects; those being the works forming the connection with the Manchester Street works, the East Frame project, and the Council project for the remaining length to Madras Street.  The portion adjacent to Manchester Street provides for the removal of on-street parking on the northern and southern sides of Hereford Street over the full extent of this 100 metre length.

4.4       The East Frame project provides for a raised, planted central median over the full 100 metre length of the portion of Hereford Street under this project.

 

5.   Context/Background

Extent of Work

5.1       The length of Hereford Street covered by this report includes two distinct projects: The East Frame Anchor Project and the AAC Hereford Street (Manchester – Madras) project

·   East Frame Anchor Project – This is a residential area built around a large park, bounded west and east by Manchester Street and Madras Street, respectively and by Lichfield Street to the south and Armagh Street to the north.  It crosses Cashel, Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester Streets and includes work on these streets.

·   AAC Hereford Street (Manchester – Madras) – This project is identified as a Council project.  Though the project is identified as being bounded by Manchester Street and Madras Street, a significant portion of the project (100 metres) is included in the East Frame project and a shorter portion (28.47 metres) in the AAC Manchester Street project, both being undertaken by Ōtākaro Ltd.  The remaining portion to the east of the East Frame project is 122 metres in length.

Cycle Lanes

 

5.2       Cycle lanes are provided in the East Frame project portion of Hereford Street and tie into cycle lanes provided into the AAC Manchester Street project portion of Hereford Street.

5.3       The cycle lanes in the AAC Manchester Street project portion of Hereford Street were reported to the Council on 10 September 2015 and appropriate resolutions approved.

5.4       The cycle lanes proposed in the East Frame Project portion of Hereford Street and section of Hereford Street east of the East Frame project to Madras Street are a subject of this report.

Removal of Parking

5.5       The section of Hereford Street included in the East Frame project excludes all provision of on-street parking and the remaining length to Madras Street excludes some on-street parking.  A total of 36 of the current 41 car parking spaces are removed.  This is a subject of this report.

Central Median

5.6       The section of Hereford Street included in the East Frame project includes the provision of a raised planted central median.  This is a subject of this reports approval.

Bus Stops

5.7       Two bus stops have been provided immediately east of the East Frame public realm works on each side of Hereford Street for the No. 60 bus route.  Currently the distance between bus stops at this location is approximately 840 metres.  The addition of the bus stops reduces the longest distance to 550 metres.  This is a subject of this report.


 

6.   Option 1 – Cycle lanes in accordance with the AAC City Streets and Spaces Design Guide, removal of parking and provision of raised central median and bus stops (preferred)

Option Description

6.1       The AAC Streets and Spaces Design Guide, Section 5 – Streets, defines Hereford Street as an east-west central local distributor street incorporating a bus route and supporting the slow-core of pedestrian and cycle friendly central city streets.  Hereford Street is identified within the Design Guide as one of four streets permitting movement within the city and connecting many of the city’s cultural, event, retail and residential venues and precincts.  The Design Guide provides for on-road cycle lanes on Hereford Street.  Street trees within standard tree pits are proposed on the north and south sides of Hereford Street, east of the East Frame public realm works.  Two bus stops, to accommodate the No. 60 bus route, are also proposed on the length of Hereford Street east of the East Frame public realm works.  A total of 15 on-street parking spaces are removed to provide for the bus stops, on-street tree pits, entrance ways to the East Frame Superlots and for kerb build-outs at the 30 km/h threshold and Latimer Square intersection.  The kerb build-outs are compatible with the TP30K AAC project.

6.2       The East Frame Project provides for a section of Hereford Street to be constructed to link the public realm each side of Hereford Street.  A raised, planted central median is included to prevent vehicles using the public realm area as a through route across Hereford Street.  A total of 22 on-street car parking spaces are also removed from this section of Hereford Street.

6.3       Alternative off-street car parking is being built as part of the Glasson development in the near vicinity to accommodate the loss of on-street parking in this section of Hereford Street.  The number of off-street car parks is 570 (428 short-term/casual and 142 long-term/lease), significantly exceeding the number of on-street car parks that will be removed.

Significance

6.4       The level of significance of this option is low, consistent with section 2 of this report.

6.5       Council officers are working with Ōtākaro Ltd which represents the Crown for the Work in Manchester Street and the East Frame.  Properties adjacent to the proposed work in Hereford Street are being developed by Fletcher Living.  Ōtākaro Ltd has been working closely with Fletcher Living regarding the works in the East Frame.  In undertaking the design for the East Frame project, Ōtākaro Ltd have consulted with Fletcher Living on the design in Hereford Street.  Work on the remaining portion of Hereford Street to the east of the East Frame is also bounded by properties owned by Fletcher Living.  Council officers and Ōtākaro Ltd have consulted with key stakeholders.  In addition to this, the proposed inclusion of cycle lanes is in terms of the AAC Streets and Spaces Design Guide which has previously been consulted on widely.

Impact on Mana Whenua

6.6       This option does not involve a significant decision in relation to ancestral land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Ngāi Tahu, their culture and traditions.

Community Views and Preferences

6.7       Users of Hereford Street and those properties bounding this portion of Hereford Street are specifically affected by this option due to the proposed inclusion of on-road cycle lanes, removal of on-street parking and the inclusion of two bus stops.

6.8       Consultation was undertaken from Wednesday 25 January to Wednesday 8 February 2017 after a memorandum was sent to Councillors and copied to Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board members.

6.9       Leaflets were hand delivered, posted and emailed to property owners and businesses in the vicinity of the project area, such as the Christchurch Club and Church Property Trustees.

6.10    Information was also sent to key stakeholders including Environment Canterbury, emergency services, New Zealand Blind Foundation, the cycling advocacy group Spokes, Central City Business Association and the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.

6.11    Ten submissions were received, with eight of these generally supporting the project.  Two submissions raised concerns about the loss of parking.

6.12    As a result of further technical advice two bus stops were added to the concept plans because of the distance from the Central Bus Interchange in Lichfield Street, and to service the new residential developments.  Environment Canterbury supports these additions.

6.13    The proposed two bus stops require the removal of a further five car parking spaces in this block. In addition, one car parking space is proposed to be removed for pedestrian access across Hereford Street at the Latimer Square West intersection. The removal of a further car parking space is required to provide the necessary transition for the cycle lane approaching the East Frame on the south side of Hereford Street. This increases the total number of car parking spaces proposed to be removed from 29 to 36.

6.14    Removal of on-street parking was a concern for two submitters, including Church Property Trustees and the Automobile Association (AA).  The AA was sent a copy of the Christchurch Central Parking Plan and a representative received further details about the capacity of new car parking buildings at a drop-in session on Tuesday 31 January 2017.  One of these buildings, located nearby in Hereford Street, across the Manchester Street intersection, will provide 570 car parking spaces.

6.15    As a result of further technical advice the plans recommended for approval have been changed to provide a sharrow, a shared left turn around Latimer Square for cyclists and motorists.  Spokes representatives were advised of the proposed change at the drop-in session.  In its submission the organisation expressed concern about the lack of detail in the consultation leaflet on the width of the cycle lanes and how these fitted into the cycle network.  The proposed cycle lanes which are not on a key cycle route, are in accordance with the AAC Streets and Spaces Design Guide.  The lanes are 1.8 metres wide past car parking spaces, or 1.6 metres wide.

6.16    Discussions were held with a New Zealand Blind Foundation representative who had previously been consulted by Ōtākaro Ltd on East Frame concept plans.

6.17    Changes as a result of consultation and further technical advice are:

6.17.1    The addition of two bus stops - on the north and south sides of Hereford Street west of Madras Street requiring the proposed removal of five car parking spaces;

6.17.2    A shared left turning lane for cyclists and motorists travelling around Latimer Square;

6.17.3    Level access through the island on the Hereford Street/Madras Street intersection for pedestrians; and

6.17.4    A pedestrian crossing from the west side of Madras Street to the island on the Madras Street intersection.

6.17.5    The proposed removal of two additional car parking spaces on the southern side of Hereford Street to provide for improved pedestrian access and cycle lane transition.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

6.18    This option is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.  There is no departure from the AAC Streets and Spaces Design Guide.

Financial Implications

6.19    Cost of Implementation of the section of Hereford Street east of the East Frame to Madras Street is approximately $1.94M.

6.20    Maintenance / Ongoing Costs are not anticipated to change significantly.  Some additional cost is anticipated for maintenance of new street trees.

6.21    Funding source – The cycle lanes within the East Frame portion of Hereford Street are funded under the East Frame Project.  Those in the remaining section of Hereford Street east of the East Frame to Madras Street are provided for in the Council’s Capital Programme of the 2015-25 Long Term Plan (Project 18335 AAC Manchester Street (Manchester – Madras).  This project has future year funding of $1.94 million that will be brought back at yearend to cover the 2016/17 spend.

Legal Implications

6.22    The resolutions sought in this report are on traffic engineering detail for projects that are part of a transport planning process which has been underway for several years.  It began with the Council’s consultation on the draft Recovery Plan and continued with the Minister’s Recovery Plan for the centre of Christchurch, including anchor projects such as the East Frame, notified in July 2012.

6.23    The amended Transport Recovery Chapter of that Recovery Plan, called An Accessible City, has been in effect since October 2013.  It describes the changes needed to the transport system in central Christchurch so as to facilitate the recovery of the City, including provision of cycle lanes separated from nearby traffic and footpaths.  It states that “The slower speed within the Inner Zone will make it safer for cyclists to share space with cars.  Key cycling routes will be prioritised for cycling and have separated paths where possible to provide safe and comfortable routes” (p10).

6.24    Projects within the Central City, as identified by Plan A of the Register of Delegations, are the responsibility of Council.

6.25 Part 1, Clause 5 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008 provides Council with the authority to install parking restrictions by resolution.

6.26    The installation of any signs and/or markings associated with traffic control devices must comply with the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2008.

Risks and Mitigations

6.27    Key risks identified and the mitigation proposed for this project are:

6.27.1    Insufficient funding for project, resulting in budget overrun and departure from approved design.  This will be managed through design reviews and cost estimates.  The project is expected to be completed within budget.

6.27.2    Project delay causing adverse public reaction and business disruption.  The work is to be undertaken as part of the East Frame project by the contractor already appointed for this work.  The contract conditions will require completion this financial year.

6.27.3    Striking or damage to services disrupting business's and traffic operations.  Contractor as part of tender conditions will be required to submit ground penetration/excavation management plan for CCC review and approval.

6.28    Periodic risk review workshops will continue to be held through to the end of the project which will apply management strategies for identified risks.

Implementation

6.29    Implementation dependencies - staff are working collaboratively with the adjacent project’s team to manage timing and connectivity with this project.  This is the East Frame Project

6.30    Implementation timeframe – the timeframe for implementation of the work has a current schedule start date of February 2017 and a scheduled completion date of 30 June 2017.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

6.31    The advantages of this option include:

·   Achieving the principal objective of delivering a separated cycle lane on each side of Hereford Street and providing a delineated area accessing the East Frame public realm

·   Completing the work within the project budgets.

6.32    The disadvantage of this option includes:

·   Removal of on-street parking in the area of the East Frame Project and within the length of Hereford Street between the East Frame and Madras Street.

7.   Option 2 – Do Nothing

Option Description

7.1       Retain Hereford Street at the East Frame Project and east of this to Madras Street in its current form.

Significance

7.2       The level of significance of this option is low as no changes are proposed.

7.3       There are no engagement requirements for this level of significance.

Impact on Mana Whenua

7.4       This option does not involve a significant decision in relation to ancestral land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Ngāi Tahu, their culture and traditions.

Community Views and Preferences

7.5       Consultation on the AAC Streets and Spaces Design Guide indicates a community view that it is presently unsafe to cycle on this section of Hereford Street.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

7.6       This option is inconsistent with Council’s Plans and Policies

7.6.1   Inconsistency - Is inconsistent with the Central Christchurch Recovery Plan and AAC Streets and Spaces Design Guide.  Is inconsistent with the LTP.

7.6.2   Reason for inconsistency - This option fails to fulfil the fundamental project requirement by not providing cycle lanes on Hereford Street.  Do nothing is inconsistent with the LTP, which funds the AAC Hereford Street (Manchester – Madras) in the LTP period.

Financial Implications

7.7       Cost of Implementation - Nil

7.8       Maintenance / Ongoing Costs - As per existing operational street maintenance costs

7.9       Funding source – N/A

Legal Implications

7.10    N/A

Risks and Mitigations

7.11    N/A

Implementation

7.12    Implementation dependencies  - N/A

7.13    Implementation timeframe – N/A

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

7.14    The advantages of this option include:

·   Does not involve capital outlay

·   Retains existing numbers of car parking spaces on Hereford Street

7.15    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   Fails to meet the fundamental AAC objective of providing cycle lanes on Hereford Street

·   Does not support cycle safety

·   Does not contribute to or support a mode shift to active and public transport – which is an essential to avoid severe network congestion in the future

·   Does not meet the fundamental requirement for a public realm area in East Frame at Hereford Street.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Final Scheme Plan for Approval

19

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Authors

Neil Gillon - Senior Project Manager

Jennie Hamilton - Engagement Advisor

Sharon O'Neill - Team Leader Project Management Transport

Steve Dejong - Traffic Engineer

Approved By

Lynette Ellis - Manager Planning and Delivery Transport

Peter Langbein - Finance Business Partner

David Adamson - General Manager City Services

  


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7.        Transport Unit - Bi-Monthly Report

Reference:

17/138877

Contact:

Chris Gregory

Chris.gregory@ccc.govt.nz

941 8608

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report is for the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee to receive the attached report from the Transport Unit.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the attached Transport Unit report.

 

 

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       Network performance statistics remain stable and in some areas are showing a slight improvement.

3.2       A number of major capital projects have commenced in the last six months and being dominated by Major Cycleways and An Accessible City programmes of work.

3.3       The Christchurch Northern Corridor contract has been awarded by NZTA and has commenced on site principally with site clearance and services relocation activities.

3.4       A large programme of road resurfacing is well underway with a large number of sites already completed.

 

Attachments

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2017-03-08 Transport Bi-Monthly Report Attachment  to ITE Committee

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Signatories

Authors

Chris Gregory - Head of Transport

Peter Ryan - Head of Performance Management

Approved By

David Adamson - General Manager City Services

  


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

08 March 2017

 

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