Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

Supplementary Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Monday 4 December 2017

Time:                                    3pm

Venue:                                 The Board Room, 180 Smith Street,
Linwood

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Sally Buck

Jake McLellan

Alexandra Davids

Yani Johanson

Darrell Latham

Tim Lindley

Brenda Lowe-Johnson

Deon Swiggs

Sara Templeton

 

 

1 December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Shupayi Mpunga

Manager Community Governance, Linwood-Central-Heathcote

941 6605

shupayi.mpunga@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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Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

04 December 2017

 

 


Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

04 December 2017

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       21.     Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports............................................................. 4  

STAFF REPORTS

C       22.     Riccarton Avenue - Small Passenger Service Vehicle Stand Amendment.................. 5  


Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

04 December 2017

 

 

21 Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

1.       Background

1.1          Approval is sought to submit the following report to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board meeting on 04 December 2017:

22.   Riccarton Avenue - Small Passenger Service Vehicle Stand Amendment

1.2          The reason, in terms of section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, why the report was not included on the main agenda is that it was not available at the time the agenda was prepared.

1.3          It is appropriate that the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board receive the report at the current meeting.

2.       Recommendation

2.1          That the report be received and considered at the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board meeting on 04 December 2017.

22.   Riccarton Avenue - Small Passenger Service Vehicle Stand Amendment

 

 


Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

04 December 2017

 

 

22.    Riccarton Avenue - Small Passenger Service Vehicle Stand Amendment

Reference:

17/1423981

Contact:

Brenda O’Donoghue

brenda.odonoghue@ccc.govt.nz

941 8583

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board to approve an amendment to the configuration of a bus stop, small passenger service vehicle stand and time restricted parking on Riccarton Avenue.  The Community Board recently made a decision on this matter on 2 October 2017, but a change in circumstances necessitates a revision. 

Origin of Report

1.2       On 2 October 2017 the Community Board approved a small passenger service vehicle stand on Riccarton Avenue that replaces the taxi stand on Oxford Terrace (between Tuam Street and Antigua Street).  The creation of the small passenger service vehicle stand displaces short stay metered parking and an area being used for the Christchurch District Health Board staff shuttle. 

1.3       The parking scheme for the relocated taxi stand approved by the Community Board was based on advice from the Christchurch District Health Board management that the hospital staff shuttle service trial was to be discontinued. The scheme hence made no allowance for the staff shuttle.  The Christchurch District Health Board subsequently informed Council staff that the staff shuttle will in fact remain in operation.  This means that the approved design is now impractical and requires an urgent amendment prior to the impending closure of Oxford Terrance that necessitates taxi relocation to Riccarton Avenue.    

1.4       The scheme approved by Community Board on 2 October 2017 has not been implemented. 

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by comparing the factors relating to this decision against the criteria set out in the Council’s significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.2   The community engagement and consultation outlined in this report reflect the assessment.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations 

That the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board:

1.         Revoke all existing parking and stopping restrictions located on the north side of Riccarton Avenue commencing at a point 295 metres west of its intersection with Oxford Terrace and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 106 metres. 

2.         Approve that a Bus Stop be installed on the north side of Riccarton Avenue commencing at a point 295 metres west of its intersection with Oxford Terrace and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 46 metres.

3.         Approve that a ‘Small Passenger Service Vehicle Stand’ be installed on the north side of Riccarton Avenue commencing at a point 341 metres west of its intersection with Oxford Terrace and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 36 metres.

4.         Approve that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 120 minutes and controlled by ‘Pay by Plate’ (or any form of approved payment) (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm) (Friday, 9am to 8.30pm) (Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm) on the north side of Riccarton Avenue commencing at a point 377 metres west of its intersection with Oxford Terrance and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 24 metres.

 

 

4.   Key Points

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

4.1.1   Activity:

·     Level of Service:  

4.2       The following feasible options have been considered:

·     Option 1 – Install An Amended Bus Stop and Small Passenger Service Vehicle Stand Layout (preferred option)

·     Option 2 – Install Plan Approved 2 October 2017

4.3       Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages (Preferred Option)

4.3.1   The advantages of this option include:

·     Accommodates all essential operational parking demands

4.3.2   The disadvantages of this option include:

·     Loss of two additional metered short stay parking spaces and associated revenue

 

5.   Context/Background

5.1       The Hospital has been under pressure for some time to find additional staff car parking, or to provide a staff shuttle for employees starting or finishing work at unsociable hours.  From the start of July the hospital has been running a staff shuttle.  The staff shuttle connects the hospital building to the hospital park-and-ride facility on Deans Avenue.  The staff shuttle operates Monday to Friday, from 6:30am to 9:00am, and from 3:15pm to 5:15pm. 

5.2       During the first month of operation the staff shuttle used the existing metro bus stop located by the Hagley Outpatients building.  At that time the existing bus stop allowed for one bus to be stopped at any one time.  Staff very quickly found out, as a result of issues arising for the Metro bus services, that the space available was too small for the increased bus demand.  The competition for stopping space at the bus stop is most pronounced between the hours of 7am to 9am, and 3pm to 6pm.

5.3       On the 8th August 2017, staff distributed an update, by email, to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board.  The update informed the Board, about the capacity issues being faced at this particular bus stop, and that to make the bus stop safe, the bus stop would be temporarily lengthened.  Since the bus stop was lengthened the operational issues have ceased.  The public transport team at Environment Canterbury have also noticed a general improvement for the operation of the Metro bus services.

5.4       On 2 October 2017 the Community Board approved a small passenger service vehicle stand on Riccarton Avenue that replaces the taxi stand on Oxford Terrace (between Tuam Street and Antigua Street).  The creation of the small passenger service vehicle stand displaces short stay metered parking and an area being used for the Christchurch District Health Board staff shuttle. 

5.5       The parking scheme for the relocated taxi stand approved by the Community Board was based on advice from the Christchurch District Health Board management that the hospital staff shuttle service trial was to be discontinued. The scheme hence made no allowance for the staff shuttle.  The Christchurch District Health Board subsequently informed Council staff that the staff shuttle will in fact remain in operation.   This means that the space on Riccarton Avenue west of the Hagley Outpatients building needs to accommodate the following operational demands:

·   Metro bus services (Yellow, Purple and number 80 bus lines), 

·   The Christchurch District Health Board staff shuttle, and

·   A Small Passenger Service Vehicle Stand

5.6       The 2 October 2017 report scheme anticipated only Metro bus services and not the Christchurch District Health Board staff shuttle.  As this is the only practical location for the Christchurch District Health Board staff shuttle to collect passengers, there is insufficient space for the shuttle and metro buses to operate. 

5.7       An urgent amendment is required immediately to facilitate the operation of three operational demands listed above because Oxford Terrace becomes unavailable due to construction activity. 

 

 

6.   Option 1 – Amend Approved Bus Stop and Small Passenger Service Vehicle Stand Layout (preferred)

Option Description

6.1       Refer Attachment A – the scheme involves a lengthened bus stop and relocated small passenger service vehicle stand, removing two metered short stay parking spaces. 

6.2       The scheme previously approved by the Community Board on 2 October 2017 has a 22 metre bus stop in from of a Small Passenger Service Vehicle Stand.  The bus stop length is not sufficient to accommodate the Christchurch District Health Board staff shuttle, and overlapping demand for the space by metro services and the Christchurch District Health Board staff shuttle will occur.  The scheme lengthens the bus stop to accommodate two buses at the same time. 

6.3       As a consequence of the lengthened bus stop, the previously approved small passenger service vehicle stand is relocated to the west, removing two metered short stay parking spaces. 

6.4       Consideration has been giving to other locations where the Christchurch District Health Board staff shuttle could operate from to avoid further changes to parking.  No other practical locations were identified. 

Significance

6.5       The level of significance of this option is low and is consistent with section 2 of this report.

6.6       Engagement requirements for this level of significance are consultation with adjacent property owners.

Impact on Mana Whenua

6.7       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

6.8       The Christchurch District Health Board and Otakaro Limited supported the proposal as approved by the Community Board on 2 October.  The amendment to the approved design is generated by advice from Christchurch District Health Board on the continuing need to accommodate the staff shuttle in this location, which is not practical in the approved scheme previously supported by the Christchurch District Health Board. 

6.9       A meeting was held with the Taxi Federation, Otakaro Staff, Council staff and Christchurch District Health Board Staff on the 14 July 2017, with regard to the relocation of current taxi stand from Oxford Terrace between Hagley Avenue and Antigua Street.  The Taxi Federation support the provision of the stand on Riccarton Avenue. 

6.10    No consultation with property owners has occurred as the area fronts the botanical gardens. 

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

6.11    This option is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.  Bus stops and taxi parking are the highest priorities for kerb side parking under Councils Parking Strategy (2003).  Short stay private vehicle parking is the 5th priority, below bus stops, taxis, loading areas and mobility parking. 

Financial Implications

6.12    Cost of Implementation – Approximately $500 for installation of revised signage and markings. 

6.13    Maintenance / Ongoing Costs - Are covered under the area maintenance contract.  The option removes two metered parking spaces (compared to the previously approved scheme).  Revenue generated by the nearest parking meters indicates that each metered space in this location generates approximately $6,400 p/a, hence the option equates to a total parking revenue loss of approximately $12,800 p/a. 

6.14    Funding source - Traffic operations Operational Budget

Legal Implications

6.15    Part 1 clause 5 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and parking Bylaw 2008 provides the Council with the authority to install parking restrictions by resolution. 

6.16    The Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board has delegated authority from the Council to exercise the delegations as set out in the Register of Delegations. The list of delegations for the Parking Restrictions Subcommittee includes the resolution of parking restrictions and traffic control devices.

6.17    The installation of signs and markings associated with traffic control devices must comply with the Land Transport Rule: traffic Control Devices 2004.

Risks and Mitigations   

6.18    Not applicable

Implementation

6.19    Implementation dependencies - Community Board approval.

6.20    Implementation timeframe - Approximately 1 week from Community Board approval.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

6.21    The advantages of this option include:

·   Accommodates all essential operational parking demands

6.22    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   Loss of revenue from metered parking

7.   Option 2 – Install Bus Stop and Small Passenger Service Vehicle Stand Layout as Approved 2 October 2017

Option Description

7.1       Install the scheme previously approved by the Community Board on 2 October 2017, refer Attachment B. 

Significance

7.2       The level of significance of this option is low and is consistent with section two of this report.

Impact on Mana Whenua

7.3       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

7.4       See 6.8 to 6.10 above.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

7.5       This option is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.

Financial Implications

7.6       Cost of Implementation – Approximately $500 for installation of revised signage and markings, previously approved.  

7.7       Maintenance / Ongoing Costs - Are covered under the area maintenance contract. 

7.8       Funding source - Traffic operations Operational Budget

Legal Implications

7.9       See 6.15 & 6.17 above

Risks and Mitigations    

7.10    That there is insufficient space for Metro bus services and the Canterbury District Health Board staff shuttle to operate within. 

7.10.1 Likely outcome – that the Canterbury District Health Board staff shuttle is not able to obtain space to collect passengers, resulting in the bus awaiting in lane on Riccarton Avenue obstructing traffic

7.10.2 Likely outcome – that Metro bus services are not able to access the bus stop due to the presence of the Canterbury District Health Board staff shuttle in the space, resulting in either unsatisfactory passenger disembarking from the traffic lane, or being forced to carry onto the next bus stop (approximately 400 metres)

7.10.3 Recommended Mitigation – Recommend Option 1

Implementation

7.11    Implementation dependencies  - N/A (previously approved by the Community Board)

7.12    Implementation timeframe – Approximately 1 week from Community Board approval.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

7.13    The advantages of this option include:

·   Retention of parking revenue

7.14    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   Does not accommodate all essential parking demands, anticipated to lead to unsatisfactory conditions for passenger boarding and disembarking. 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Proposed Amendment to Bus Stop and SPSV Stand

11

b

Bus Stop and SPSV Stand Plan Approved 2 October 2017

12

 

 

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

Brenda  O'Donoghue - Passenger Transport Engineer

Steve Dejong - Traffic Engineer

Approved By

Ryan Rolston - Team Leader Traffic Operations

Aaron Haymes - Manager Operations (Transport)

  


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