Coastal-Burwood Community Board and Papanui-Innes Community Board

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An Ordinary meeting of the Coastal-Burwood Community Board and Papanui-Innes Community Board will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 3 October 2018

Time:                                    4.30pm

Venue:                                 Boardroom, Corner Beresford and Union Streets,
New Brighton

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Money

Tim Sintes

Tim Baker

David East

Linda Stewart

Ali Jones

Emma Norrish

Jo Byrne

Pauline Cotter

Mike Davidson

John Stringer

 

 

21 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Wells

Manager Community Governance, Coastal-Burwood

941 6451

jo.wells@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Coastal-Burwood Community Board and Papanui-Innes Community Board

03 October 2018

 

 


Coastal-Burwood Community Board and Papanui-Innes Community Board

03 October 2018

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       1.       Apologies.......................................................................................................................... 4

B       2.       Declarations of Interest................................................................................................... 4

B       3.       Deputations by Appointment........................................................................................ 4

Staff Reports

A       4.      Prestons Subdivision 40 km/h Speed Limit................................................................... 5   

 

 


Coastal-Burwood Community Board and Papanui-Innes Community Board

03 October 2018

 

 

1.   Apologies

An apology for leave of absence was received from Glenn Livingstone and Kim Money.

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

3.1

Trevor Lightfoot

Mr Lightfoot, resident of Kohunga Crescent, will speak regarding the Prestons Subdivision Speed Limit Change report

 


Coastal-Burwood Community Board and Papanui-Innes Community Board

03 October 2018

 

 

4.        Prestons Subdivision 40 km/h Speed Limit

Reference:

18/749550

Presenter(s):

Wayne Gallot, Area Traffic Engineer

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to seek the Coastal-Burwood Community Board and Papanui-Innes Community Board’s recommendation that Council approves a speed limit change from 50 km/h to 40 km/h within the Prestons subdivision area as shown on Attachment A.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is staff generated to support the objectives of the NZTA Speed Management Guide 2016 and overall vision of the Safer Journeys: Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020.

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.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined the various assessment criteria in the CCC Significance and Engagement Policy Worksheet.

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

 

3.   Staff Recommendations 

That the Coastal-Burwood Community Board and Papanui-Innes Community Board recommend that Council:

1.         Approve, pursuant to Part 4 Section 27 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 and Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017, that speed limits within the Prestons subdivision be revoked and set as identified on Attachment A and listed below in Clauses 1a-1c including resultant changes made to the Christchurch City Council Register of Speed Limits and associated Speed Limit Maps;

a.         Revoke the existing permanent speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour on Te Korari Street, Te Rito Street, Te Kereme Street, Te Aika Street, Whitau Place, Korowai Street, Raranga Street, Taiore Crescent, Karere Avenue, Kawharu Street, Ruapani Street, Te Aue Street, Metehau Street, David Palmer Street, Te Whenu Crescent, Urihia Street, Hineaari Street, Te Rau A Kaka Street, Polish Settlers Place, Weruweru Street, Makawe Roa Street, Te Whariki Street, Dunlops Road and Kohunga Crescent.

b.         Revoke the existing variable speed limit (school speed zone) of 40 kilometres per hour on Te Korari Street commencing at a point 85 metres north of its intersection with Prestons Road and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 310 metres.

c.         Approve that the permanent speed limit on Te Korari Street, Te Rito Street, Te Kereme Street, Te Aika Street, Whitau Place, Korowai Street, Raranga Street, Taiore Crescent, Karere Avenue, Kawharu Street, Ruapani Street, Te Aue Street, Metehau Street, David Palmer Street, Te Whenu Crescent, Urihia Street, Hineaari Street, Te Rau A Kaka Street, Polish Settlers Place, Weruweru Street, Makawe Roa Street, Te Whariki Street, Dunlops Road and Kohunga Crescent be set to 40 kilometres per hour.

2.         Approve that the speed limit changes listed above in Clauses 1a-1c come into force following the date of Council approval and installation of all required infrastructure (signage and/or markings) and removal of obsolete infrastructure as indicated on Attachment A.

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       This report does not support the Council's Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028).

4.2       The following feasible options have been considered:

·     Option 1 – Change the permanent speed limit within the Prestons subdivision area as shown on Attachment A from 50 km/h to 40 km/h (preferred option)

·     Option 2 – Do nothing

4.3       Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages (Preferred Option)

4.3.1   The advantages of this option include:

·     Aligns with the objectives of the NZTA Speed Management Guide 2016 and overall vision of Safer Journeys: Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020.

·     Better aligns the posted speed limit within the subdivision with actual operating speeds, and helps to improve credibility of speeds across the network.

·     Aims to further reduce actual operating speeds, with a resultant improvement in safety particularly for vulnerable road users.

4.3.2   The disadvantages of this option include:

·     There are no known disadvantages.

 

5.   Context/Background

5.1       Safer Journeys: Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020 is designed to guide improvements in road safety, with an overall vision of “A safe road system increasingly free of death and serious injury”. This safe system approach has four key pillars, being safe vehicles, safe road use, safe roads and roadsides, and safe speeds. This approach recognises that road user mistakes are inevitable, but that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that the system protects people from death or serious injury when those mistakes occur. The Strategy recognises that speed affects the likelihood and impact of all crashes, and notes that small reductions in impact speeds greatly increase the chances of surviving a crash, particularly for pedestrians or cyclists. This is illustrated in Table 4 of the Strategy as reproduced in Table 1 below.

 

Collision Type

Probability of death

10%

30%

50%

Pedestrian struck by car

30 km/h

40 km/h

45 km/h

Car driver in side impact with another car

50 km/h

65 km/h

75 km/h

Car driver in frontal impact with another car

70 km/h

95 km/h

105 km/h

Table 1. Chance of death at different impact speeds (Source: Safer Journeys Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020)

 

5.2       The Strategy gave rise to a number of action plans, which led to the development of NZTA’s Speed Management Guide in November 2016. The objectives of the Guide are;

·   To achieve a consistent, sector-wide approach to speed management;

·   To support road controlling authorities (RCAs)to identify parts of the network where better speed management will contribute most to reducing death and serious injury, while still supporting economic productivity; and,

·   To support RCAs in better engagement and consultation.

5.3       The Guide recommends that speed management initiatives should be targeted to two areas;

·   Firstly, where there is greatest potential to reduce death and serious injury and improve economic productivity. This typically focuses on both rural and urban roads identified with higher collective and/or personal crash risk. An example of a CCC project aligned to this target area of the Guide is the recent lowering of the speed limit on Dyers Pass Road to 60 km/h. A number of other projects aligned to this target area of the Guide are being progressed and/or investigated this year, including Marshland Road and some side roads (eg Lower Styx Road) in the vicinity of the Prestons subdivision.

·   Secondly, and of particular relevance to this report, where there are high benefit opportunities to improve the credibility of speed limits across the road network both locally and nationally. This typically involves corridors where road users already travel at the safe and appropriate speed, but where the speed limit is currently out of alignment. A recent example of a CCC project related to this target area, is the introduction of a 40km/h speed limit in the Addington area around St Mary’s Church Square. Investigations are also underway in relation to speed management projects relating to other similar residential subdivisions.

5.4       The Guide provides information and tools to assess the safe and appropriate speed of a road based on its classification, crash risk and other characteristics such as adjacent land use, roadway width, intersection and property access density.

5.5       Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017 replaced the previous (2003) version of the Rule in August 2017, and formalises the approach to speed management in the Guide. In particular, the Rule;

·   requires NZTA to provide guidance on and information about speed management to RCAs; and

·   requires RCAs to set speed limits that are safe and appropriate; and

·   encourages a consistent approach to speed management throughout New Zealand; and

·   replaces the methodology of the 2003 Rule with assessment criteria and outcome statements based on the approach in the Guide.

5.6       As with most modern subdivisions, the Prestons subdivision is generally designed to support a 30-40 km/h operating speed on the majority of its roads, many of which are 6-9m wide local / access roads. This is consistent with the safe and appropriate speed assessed through the Guide. Based on observations by Council staff, and comments received back from residents during the consultation process, current operating speeds on the majority of the roads within the subdivision are likely to be within this range.

5.7       Council traffic count data reveals that operating speeds on the two collector roads within the subdivision (ie Te Korari Street and Te Rito Street) are slightly higher, but still generally within the current 50 km/h posted speed limit, as summarised in Table 2 on the following page.

 

 

Te Korari Street

(Te Aika - Korowai)

Te Korari Street

(Weruweru - Dunlops)

Te Rito Street

(Tiore – Te Whenu)

Month / Year

Nov 2017

May 2018

May 2018

Avg Daily Volume

2341 vpd

1343 vpd

1608 vpd

Avg Peak Volume

221 vph

138 vph

176 vph

Mean Speed

46.9 km/h

50.6 km/h

45.4 km/h

Table 2. CCC traffic volume and speed summary – Te Korari Street and Te Rito Street

5.8       As noted in section 5.3 of this report, Prestons is one of a number of similar subdivision developments where a 40 km/h speed limit is currently being recommended to support the objectives of the NZTA Speed Management Guide 2016 and overall vision of the Safer Journeys: Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020. Lower vehicle speeds within the subdivision will improve safety, particularly for vulnerable road users (e.g. pedestrians and cyclists) and especially around specific land uses within the subdivision such as the school, preschools, parks, playground and neighbourhood shops that are now established.

5.9       If the permanent 40 km/h speed limit is approved, the existing 40 km/h variable speed limit (School Zone) on Te Korari Street outside Marshland School will be removed, and the two electronic speed signs replaced with electronic warning signs (similar to those installed on Turners Road outside Ouruhia Model School as shown in Figure 1 below). This was discussed in person with the Marshland School principal, who was supportive of the recommendation.

 

Figure 1. Electronic ‘School Zone’ Warning Sign, Ouruhia Model School, Turners Road

 

5.10    Removal of the existing 40 km/h variable speed limit School Zone, would also result in the removal of the large static School Zone / School Zone Ends signs currently installed (as required by legislation) on both sides of the side roads within the zone (i.e. Korowai Street, Te Aika Street and Te Kereme Street). Council has previously received two requests from residents of Korowai Street and Te Aika Street immediately adjacent to the signs, asking for their removal or relocation on the basis that the large signs are visually obtrusive.

 

6.   Option 1 - Change the permanent speed limit within the Prestons subdivision area from 50 km/h to 40 km/h (preferred)

Option Description

6.1       This option is to change the permanent speed limit within the Prestons subdivision area from 50 km/h to 40 km/h as shown on Attachment A. Existing signage at the speed limit change points on Te Korari Street (at its intersections with Prestons Road and Lower Styx Road) and Te Rito Street (at its intersection with Prestons Road) would be amended to reflect the reduced 40 km/h speed limit on entry to the subdivision. Whilst not required by legislation, the installation of double-sided 40 km/h ‘repeater’ signage may also be considered on Te Korari Street (north of Raranga Street) and/or Te Rito Street (north of Taiore Street) if future traffic volume/speed count data indicates that operating speeds need further moderation.

6.2       If the permanent 40 km/h speed limit is approved, the existing 40 km/h variable speed limit (School Zone) on Te Korari Street outside Marshland School will be removed, and the two electronic speed signs replaced with electronic warning signs. The large static signage currently installed on both sides of the side roads within the School Zone would also be removed.

Significance

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

Impact on Mana Whenua

6.4       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

6.5       Community engagement and consultation for this project was undertaken from 8 May 2018 to 29 May 2018.

6.6       Affected property owners and residents were advised of the recommended option by a leaflet drop.

6.7       The consultation leaflets were hand delivered to 820 properties. The leaflet was also sent to 194 absentee landowners.

6.8       During the course of the engagement, we received 164 submissions with 93 respondents in general support and 71 respondents did not generally support the proposal. Four people did not indicate their preference.

6.9       A letter has been sent to all submitters advising of the outcome of the consultation, including details of the Community Board meeting, and how they can speak to their submission if they wish.  Also included in this letter was a link to the feedback received and the Community Board report. 

6.10    Staff responses to the matters raised in submissions are provided on Attachment B

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

6.11    This option is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies

Financial Implications

6.12    Cost of Implementation - $20,000 for the replacement of existing electronic variable speed signs with electronic warning signs and removal of existing static side road signage, plus $750 for consultation and the preparation of this report. The cost of the electronic warning signs can be offset with the re-use of existing school speed zone signage in conjunction with other school speed zone projects being progressed this year.

6.13    Maintenance / Ongoing Costs – Covered under the area maintenance contract, and the effect will be minimal to the overall asset.

6.14    Funding source – Traffic operations budget

Legal Implications

6.15    Speed limits must be set in accordance with Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017.

6.16    Clause 27 (Part 4) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 provides Council with the authority to set speed limits by resolution.

6.17    The Council has not delegated its authority to set speed limits.

6.18    The installation of signs and/or marking associated with traffic control devices must comply with Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.

Risks and Mitigations

6.19    None identified.

Implementation

6.20    Implementation dependencies  - Council approval

6.21    Implementation timeframe – Approximately four weeks following Council approval.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

6.22    The advantages of this option include:

·   Aligns with the objectives of the NZTA Speed Management Guide 2016 and overall vision of Safer Journeys: Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020.

·   Better aligns the posted speed limit within the subdivision with actual operating speeds, and helps to improve credibility of speeds across the network.

·   Aims to further reduce actual operating speeds, with a resultant improvement in safety particularly for vulnerable road users.

6.23    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   There are no known disadvantages.

7.   Option 2 – Do nothing

Option Description

7.1       Retain the existing permanent 50 km/h speed limit and 40 km/h variable speed limit (School Zone).

Significance

7.2       The level of significance of this option is low consistent with section 2 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       Refer to Section 6.5 – 6.10 (and Appendix B) of this report.

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 - $750 for consultation and the preparation of this report.

7.7       Maintenance / Ongoing Costs – Maintenance of existing speed limit signage is covered under the area maintenance contract, and the effect will be minimal to the overall asset

7.8       Funding source – Traffic operations budget.

Legal Implications

7.9       Not applicable.

Risks and Mitigations

7.10    Not applicable.

Implementation

7.11    Implementation dependencies - Not applicable.

7.12    Implementation timeframe – Not applicable.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

7.13    The advantages of this option include:

·   Has no impact on existing speed limits.

7.14    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   The posted speed limit would remain out of alignment with actual operating speeds, and would therefore not help with the credibility of speed limits across the network as sought through the objectives of the NZTA Speed Management Guide 2016 and overall vision of Safer Journeys: Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Prestons Subdivision 40 kph Speed Limit Plan (Attachment A to report 18 749550)

13

b

Team responses

14

 

 

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

Wayne Gallot - Traffic Engineer

Samantha Sharland - Engagement Advisor

Approved By

Ryan Rolston - Team Leader Traffic Operations

Steffan Thomas - Manager Operations (Transport)

  


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