Waimāero

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board will be held on:

 

Date:                                    Monday 13 May 2019

Time:                                   4.30pm

Venue:                                 Ōrauwhata, Bishopdale Community Centre Hall
13P Bishopdale Court, Bishopdale

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Sam MacDonald

David Cartwright

Aaron Campbell

Linda Chen

James Gough

Aaron Keown

Raf Manji

Shirish Paranjape

Bridget Williams

 

 

7 May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Maryanne Lomax

Manager Community Governance, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

941 6730

maryanne.lomax@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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Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

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Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

13 May 2019

 

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

C          3.        Confirmation of Previous Minutes................................................................. 4

B         4.        Public Forum............................................................................................ 4

B         5.        Deputations by Appointment....................................................................... 4

B         6.        Presentation of Petitions............................................................................ 4

B         7.        Correspondence....................................................................................... 19

Staff Reports

A          8.        Roto Kohatu Reserve - New Toilets, Carparking and Access Road Improvements 21

C          9.        Nunweek Park: Car Park - Proposed P120 Parking Restriction......................... 39

C          10.      Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street - Access to Public Transport - Provision of Bus Stops..................................................................................................... 47

C          11.      Harewood Road near Gardiners Road - Access to Public Transport - Bus Stop Relocations........................................................................................... 107

C          12.      Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood 2018-19 Youth Development Fund - Application - Korfball New Zealand.............................................................................. 133

 

B         13.      Elected Members’ Information Exchange................................................... 136 

 

 


Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

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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.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board meeting held on Monday, 29 April 2019  be confirmed (refer page 5).

That the minutes of the Joint Extraordinary Meeting of the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board and Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board held on Tuesday 30 April 2019, be confirmed (refer page 10).

4.   Public Forum

A period of up to 30 minutes will be available for people to speak for up to five minutes on any issue that is not the subject of a separate hearings process.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

Deputations may be heard on a matter or matters covered by a report on this agenda and approved by the Chairperson.

 

5.1

Edward Wright – Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street Bus Stops

Edward Wright will address the Board on behalf of Environment Canterbury, in relation to the Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street – Access to Public Transport – Provision of Bus Stops report. (Item 10 refers.)

 

5.2

Clare Sylvester

Clare Sylvester, a local resident will address the Board, in relation to the Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street – Access to Public Transport – Provision of Bus Stops report. (Item 10 refers.)

 

5.3

Colin Fussell – Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street Bus Stops

Colin Fussell, a local resident, will address the Board in relation to the Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street – Access to Public Transport – Provision of Bus Stops report.  (Item 10 refers.)

  

6.   Presentation of Petitions

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


Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

13 May 2019

 

 

 

Waimāero

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Monday 29 April 2019

Time:                                   4.30pm

Venue:                                 Ōrauwhata, Bishopdale Community Centre Hall

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Sam MacDonald

David Cartwright

Aaron Campbell

Linda Chen

James Gough

Aaron Keown

Raf Manji

Bridget Williams

 

 

29 April 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Maryanne Lomax

Manager Community Governance, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

941 6730

maryanne.lomax@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2019/00029

That the apology for absence received from Shirish Paranjape, be accepted.

Sam MacDonald/David Cartwright                                                                                                                  Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2019/00030

That the minutes of the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board meeting held on Monday 15 April 2019, be confirmed.

David Cartwright/Aaron Keown                                                                                                                         Carried

 

4.   Public Forum

There were no public forum presentations.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

6.   Presentation of Petitions

There was no presentation of petitions.

7.   Correspondence

 

There was no correspondence presented to the meeting.

 

8.   196 Roydvale Avenue - Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Wards -Proposed Road Name

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2019/00031 (Original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part C

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolved to approve the following new road name:

1.         196 Roydvale Avenue (RMA/2016/202/B):

·        Lake Bryndwr Lane

 

James Gough/David Cartwright                                                                                                                        Carried

 

 

9.   Wairakei Road at Holt Place - Proposed No Stopping Restrictions

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2019/00032 (Original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part C

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolved to:

1.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the north side of Wairakei Road commencing at its intersection with Holt Place and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 22 metres.

2.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the north side of Wairakei Road commencing at its intersection with Holt Place and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 21 metres.

3.         Approve that any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they are in conflict with the traffic controls described in this report are revoked.

4.         Approve that these resolutions take effect when parking signage and/or road marking that evidence the restrictions described in the agenda staff report are in place.

 

Aaron Keown/James Gough                                                                                                                                Carried

 

 

10. Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood 2018-19 Discretionary Response Fund -Applications - Te Ora Hou Otautahi Incorporated and St Marys/The Merevale Corner

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2019/00033 (Original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part C

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolved to:

1.         Approve a grant of $1,370 from its 2018-19 Discretionary Response Fund to Te Ora Hou Otautahi Incorporated towards the printing costs of Polyphony 2019.

2.         Approve a grant of $1,025 from its 2018-19 Discretionary Response Fund to St Marys/The Merevale Corner towards the purchase of equipment for their new premises.

David Cartwright/Bridget Williams                                                                                                                  Carried

 

11. Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood 2018-19 Youth Development Fund - Application - Nicholas Del Rey

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2019/00034 (Original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part C

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolved to:

1.         Approve a grant of $500 from its 2018-19 Youth Development Fund to Nicholas Del Rey towards the costs to attend the Ohio State High Performance Gymnastics Camp in Ohio, United States of America from 8 to 11 July 2019.

 

Linda Chen/Aaron Keown                                                                                                                                     Carried

 

12. Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood 2018-19 Youth Development Fund – Applications - Sujean In, Harriet Compton-Moen, William Wray, Sarah Davey and E Wen Wong.

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2019/00035 (Original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part C

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolved to:

1.         Approve a grant of $250 from its 2018-19 Youth Development Fund to Sujean In towards attending the 2019 Future Problem Solving International to be held in Massachusetts, U.S.A, from 5 to 9 June 2019.

2.         Approve a grant of $250 from its 2018-19 Youth Development Fund to Harriet Compton-Moen towards attending the 2019 Future Problem Solving International to be held in Massachusetts, U.S.A, from 5 to 9 June 2019.

3.         Approve a grant of $250 from its 2018-19 Youth Development Fund to William Wray towards attending the 2019 Future Problem Solving International to be held in Massachusetts, U.S.A, from 5 to 9 June 2019.

4.         Approve a grant of $250 from its 2018-19 Youth Development Fund to Sarah Davey towards attending the 2019 Future Problem Solving International to be held in Massachusetts, U.S.A, from 5 to 9 June 2019.

5.         Approve a grant of $250 from its 2018-19 Youth Development Fund to E Wen Wong towards attending the 2019 Future Problem Solving International to be held in Massachusetts, U.S.A, from 5 to 9 June 2019.

 

Linda Chen/Aaron Campbell                                                                                                                               Carried

 

13. Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report - May 2019

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2019/00036 (Original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part B

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board decided to:

1.         Receive the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report for May 2019.

Sam MacDonald/Bridget Williams                                                                                                                    Carried

 

14. Elected Members’ Information Exchange

Part B

Board members exchanged information on matters of interest including:

14.1  2019/2020 Draft Annual Plan 

14.2   Bishopdale Mall Business Association - meeting  with staff

14.3   Greers Road/Memorial Avenue intersection

14.4   Merivale Mall - expansion resource consent

 

 

   

Meeting concluded at 4.48pm

 

CONFIRMED THIS 13TH DAY OF MAY 2019

Sam MacDonald

Chairperson

   


 


 



 


 


 


 


 


 


Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

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7.     Correspondence

Reference:

19/476369

Presenter(s):

Margaret Henderson, Community Board Advisor

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Correspondence has been received from:

Name

Subject

Craig Watson

Reinstatement of Bus Stops on Gardiners Road (near Cullahill Street)

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Receive the information in the correspondence report dated 13 May 2019.

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Craig Watson - Reinstatement of Bus Stops on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street

20

 

 


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8.     Roto Kohatu Reserve - New Toilets, Carparking and Access Road Improvements

Reference:

19/248247

Presenter(s):

Steven Gray, Project Manager
Robbie Hewson, Area Head Ranger
Aliesha Esker, Engagement Advisor

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to seek the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board to recommend to the Council to approve:

1.1.1   Landscape Plan – Roto Kohatu Reserve Car Parking and Toilet LP377501, dated 18/04/2019 (Attachment A) which includes the following key items,

·     Proposed two toilet blocks, path connections and associated landscape works

·     Proposed upgrade of the existing gravel car park by Lake Rua to a formalised asphalt car park

·     Proposed upgrade of the existing gravel access road including traffic safety improvements. (Note that this upgrade will be undertaken in stages as funding becomes available)

2.   Executive Summary

2.1       Roto Kohatu Reserve is a metropolitan facility located in Harewood.

2.2       There have been a number of issues over the last few years in regards to poor toilet behaviour (using existing gardens) and traffic safety in the informal car park and along the road access.

2.3       Community engagement was recently undertaken for the construction of two toilet blocks, each containing two fully accessible cubicles and cold water outside showers, and for the upgrade of the existing informal car park to an asphalted car park and access road improvements.

2.4       The conceptual design of the toilet blocks and car park layout was presented to the Community Board via a seminar on the 11 February 2019, prior to the commencement of consultation.

2.5       The Community Board were informed that due to the distance to lay services (power, water and sewer) to these locations, a high portion of the cost to build toilets in this reserve is on services.

2.6       Results of the consultation are included in this report, item 6, with 88 percent of submissions clearly supporting this project.

2.7       Following public consultation the following items have been amended on the proposed landscape plan:

2.7.1   The toilet block by Lake Rua (Northern Lake) will have a third fully accessible toilet added on.

2.7.2   Lake Rua toilet location to move approximately 45 metres north to provider safer access for users without having to cross the access road.

2.7.3   A drinking fountain will be included with each toilet block.

2.8       Once the landscape plan is approved, the project will proceed to detailed design and construction with the aim to have the toilets open for summer 2019/20

 

3.   Staff Recommendations 

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board recommend to the Council to:

1.         Approve Landscape Plan Roto Kohatu Reserve LP377501 which includes the following:

a.         Two permanent toilet blocks

i.          One near the southern shore of Lake Tahi with two accessible toilets.

ii.         One near the northern shore of Lake Rua with three accessible toilets.

iii.        Provide drinking fountains.

b.         Upgrade of the Lake Rua car park.

c.         Upgrade the existing access road including traffic safety improvements.

 

4.   Context/Background

Issue or Opportunity

4.1       Roto Kohatu Recreation Reserve is located north-east from Sawyers Arms Road.  It contains Lake Rua and Lake Tahi.  The access road from Sawyers Arms Road is 1.4 kilometres to the car park at Lake Rua.  The Reserve is Council owned.

4.2       Each of the lakes are spring fed.  Regular water quality tests show this spring fed lake water is of high quality.

4.3       The Reserve is popular with a wide range of recreationalists, both land and water based.

4.4       Lake Rua attracts a significant number of people over the summer period.  Over warm periods these numbers can over-crowd the lake shore picnicking and swimming area.

Lake Rua on a busy summer day. Photo Arthur Adcock

4.5       The water based recreation is split between lakes.  On Lake Tahi, the Canterbury Jet Ski Club operates from its southern shore.  On the water polo lake (adjacent to where Canterbury Jet Ski operate on Lake Tahi), Canoe Polo and many school teams train and compete.

4.6       Land based recreation includes:  walking, cycling, picnicking, remote control car activities, dog walking and cross country running (both training and events).

4.7       On Lake Rua, many users utilise the lake, most from the northern shore. This includes informal swimmers, kayakers and anglers. User groups include: kayaking, Sailing, Model Yachts, Waka Ama, Fishing Club, Dragon Boating, Dive training, and club swim.

4.8       In recent years two Porta-loo units have been sited all year around, one at the northern end of Lake Rua, and one at the southern end of Lake Tahi.  In addition, two additional Port-a-loo’s are provided for the busier summer months.  Staff report that visitor numbers in the summer of 2017/2018 were so high, that the capacity of the  Port-a-loo’s  were inadequate, quickly filling before servicing could be arranged, and the public were using the  areas behind the bushes and containers as toilets.

Strategic Alignment

4.9       This project contributes to achieving the community outcome of providing a safe, clean, and functional community by providing safe access and clean facilities.

4.10    This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028):

4.10.1 Activity: Parks & Foreshore

·     Level of Service: 6.8.1.2 Parks are provided managed and maintained in a clean, tidy, safe, functional and equitable manner- (Provision) - Regional Parks:20 ha/1000 people

Decision Making Authority

4.11    As per the Christchurch City Council’s Delegation Register, this is a metropolitan facility that requires Council’s approval.

Previous Decisions

4.12    There have been no previous decisions in relation to this report.

4.13    Staff attended a Community Board Seminar on 11 February 2019 to discuss the proposed landscape plan prior to community engagement.

Assessment of Significance and Engagement

4.14    The decisions in this report are of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

4.15    The level of significance was determined by the suggested thresholds for assessing criteria, which has a low level of possible risk to the Council on carrying out the decision and whether the impact of a decision can be easily reserved, a medium-low level of community interest and possible benefits/opportunities to the Council and wider community and a medium assessment on level of impact on those people affected due to areas of the park being closed during construction.

4.16    The community engagement and consultation outlined in this report reflects the assessment.

 

5.   Options Analysis

Options Considered

5.1       The following reasonably practicable options were considered and are assessed in this report:

·   Provide new toilets facilities (five cubicles) in two locations that will service the highest use areas and upgrade the car park and access road. Preferred Option

·   Provide new toilets facilities (four cubicles) in two locations that will service the highest use areas and upgrade the car park and access road

·   Continue using Port-a-loo style toilets and upgrade the car park and access road

5.2       The following options were considered but ruled out:

·   Provide toilet facilities and services using a septic tank or a composting system.

·     These options were ruled out due to the nature of the reserve and location to large fresh water lakes, the ongoing high operational cost to service septic tanks, and the unlikelihood of gaining resource consent approvals with these system types when we have the ability to connect to the city mains

·   Provide one toilet facility at the park entranceway and upgrade the car park and access road

·     This option was ruled out as the toilet at the park entrance would not be in a location that services the greatest needs. The only advantage of this option is the lower cost to provide services (sewer, water, power) to this site

Options Descriptions

5.3       Preferred Option: Provide new toilets facilities (five cubicles) in two locations that will service the highest use areas and upgrade the car park and access road.

5.3.1   Option Description: To construct two new toilet blocks, one with two fully accessible toilets at Lake Tahi and one with three fully accessible toilets at Lake Rua.  To upgrade the car park (in 2019) and sections of the access road as funding becomes available. Attachment B shows the artist impression of the proposed triple accessible toilet.

·     This option is a change from the consultation plan with adding in one extra fully accessible toilet at Lake Rua toilet block, changing the location of the toilet by moving it further north by 45 metres so uses don’t need to cross the access road, and providing drinking fountains at each toilet block

·     The proposed toilets are an Exeloo pre-fabricated building that is a factory assembled unit which provides a high quality finish

·     The building exterior has been designed to use similar materials already used in other landscape features in the reserve

·     Two cold water outside showers will be attached on the side of the buildings to allow people to wash down after using the lakes

·     Both buildings will be connected to the city mains supply – sewer, water and power which will provide the best solution for managing waste water and to have a potable drinking supply on site. Currently there is no services in this reserve

·     There is a total distance of 770 metres to lay services to both toilet blocks

·     Each toilet block will be fully accessible and have accessible parking close by

·     Each cubicle will have a seat / changing bench. The space in each cubicle will be big enough to use as a changing area

·     The toilets will be locked outside of the Parks open hours

·     Landscaping will be provided to soften the effects of the buildings on the landscape but will be designed to meet CPTED (Crime Prevention through environmental design) principles

·     The car park will be upgraded to have an asphalt surface providing longevity to this asset. The car parks will have line marking to provide a more useable space along with directional markings

·     The final car park layout may vary from the conceptual layout once the technical design is completed to allow the best traffic flow into and through the car park

·     Separate trailer parking bays were requested as part of the consultation.  These have not been included as it was not considered a feasible option to include them with no way to control non-trailer users parking in these spaces.  It was also noted by the Regional Park Rangers that users with trailers tend to occur outside high use times and associated with club activity.  Clubs can arrange access through the Park Rangers for drops if required

·     A separate entry and exit road into the car park will help reduce speeding and manage traffic flow

·     Overflow parking area has been allowed for on part of the grass area.  This will be managed by the Regional Park Ranger Team, as required

·     Traffic calming measures will be used to help reduce speed in the car park and on the access road.  This will be in the way of speed humps, changes to road width and bollard adjustments

·     The access road will be upgraded to either an asphalt surface or chip seal surface depending on location and use.  High wear areas will be Asphalt

·     The full length of the access road will take a number of years to complete. Additional funding to complete this will be applied for in future Annual Plan / Long Term Plan (LTP) but will be subject to Council approval.  Note: that if tender prices are favourable for the car park then some sections of the road improvements will be implemented from the FY19 and FY20 budget allocation.

·     The section of road by the canoe polo will be left as a gravel surface in the short term as this section of road may change and will be addressed as part of the Master Plan for the reserve. It may however still require some form of traffic calming to help reduce speed in the short term

 

5.3.2   Option Advantages

·     Having toilets in high use areas to service the greatest needs

·     Will resolve unsanitary issues with people currently using planted areas as a toilet

·     Provide five toilets which will be fully accessible and provide space for changing

·     Drinking fountains will be provided at each toilet block

·     Toilets will be connected to the city mains, providing the best and healthiest options for managing waste water and drinking water.

·     Services connected to the city mains provides the lowest risk to the environment with no need for septic tanks and the risk of overflows, especially being close to fresh water lakes

·     This option reduces the operational cost (currently $25,000 to service five port-a-loos per year) to $10,000 per year

·     Car parking and access road improvements to provide a safer environment.  Sealing of the car park and access road will provide a longer life to these assets

·     Overflow parking has been allowed for and will be managed by the Regional Parks Rangers

·     Additional landscaping to enhance the reserve.

5.3.3   Option Disadvantages

·     Due to the distance from city mains, there is a high cost to run these service to each toilet site with an estimated total cost for both toilets of $440,000

·     The cost to add one extra cubicle will be approximately $95,000

·     Amount of road upgrades will be reduced to cover the extra toilet cubicle.

5.4       Provide new toilets facilities (four cubicles) in two locations that will service the highest use areas and upgrade the car park and access road.

5.4.1   Option Description:  This is the option that was consulted on with the public but was to provide only four cubicles in two toilet blocks.  The proposal for the car park and access road will remain the same as the preferred option above

5.4.2   Option Advantages

·     All advantages as listed for the preferred option but with one less toilet cubicle

5.4.3   Option Disadvantages

·     There was a lot of comments about future proofing the services to allow for growth. One less toilet cubicle in this option may not meet that need and could be required in the future.  To add an extra single toilet in later would cost more than building it now with construction set up costs, modifications to the existing building, plus the cost of the single building of $95,000, not including inflation for future years

5.5       Continue using Port-a-loo style toilets and upgrade the car park and access road

5.5.1   Option Description: The reserve currently has five Port-a-loo’s which cost $25,000 per year to service. Through the Community Engagement, feedback received from on-site canvasing it identified that people don’t use these loos but prefer to toilet in the shrub gardens. This is creating health issues for the public, council staff and contractors who maintain these gardens.

5.5.2   Undertake the access road and car park improvements and noted in the preferred option

5.5.3   Option Advantages

·     No cost to build new toilet facilities

·     Undertake car park and access road improvements as noted in the preferred option

5.5.4   Option Disadvantages

·     High operational costs to continue to service Port-a-loo’s

·     Doesn’t resolve the poor toilet behaviour and has a high health risks to the public

Analysis Criteria

5.6       The options were analysed on their cost and community feedback and preferences.

6.   Community Views and Preferences

6.1       Consultation on the project was open from Friday 15 March 2019 to Monday 8 April 2019.

6.2       Prior to consultation starting, a pre-engagement meeting was held with the key user groups of the Reserve on Thursday 14 March 2019.  This meeting was an opportunity for the groups to ask any questions and provide initial feedback.

6.3       There were some unique considerations with Roto Kohatu Reserve which shaped our engagement approach.  As the largest body of fresh water suitable for swimming in Christchurch, the Reserve is a recreation asset for the whole city.  It is also located within an industrial area, so our ‘affected residents’ are therefore not the immediate neighbours, but people who travel from across the city to use the reserve.

6.4       Printing and distributing hard copy flyers would not have been an effective way of reaching people, so instead we sent out emails to a database of 166 stakeholders (groups and individuals) letting them know about the consultation.  We also promoted the consultation via a Newsline story and put up five information signs on site with an address to the ‘Have your Say’ web page

6.5       In total we received 72 pieces of feedback with a clear majority showing strong support for the proposal.

 

6.6       We received 49 submissions via the ‘Have Your Say’ webpage:

6.6.1   40 submissions clearly stated their support for the proposed improvements.

6.6.2   Six submissions did not state their support, but made suggestions for alterations or other considerations to be factored into the proposed improvements.

6.6.3   Two submissions based on the submitter promoting their product.

6.6.4   Only one submission voiced any apprehensions around the proposed improvements and that was around new toilets and showers potentially encouraging freedom camping at the Reserve.

6.7       Council staff also visited the Reserve on Saturday 23 March and Monday 25 March to promote the consultation and canvas opinions.  We received 23 pieces of feedback from Reserve users - all in support of the proposal.

6.8       The most common themes to come about during engagement that are within the scope of this project were:

6.8.1   Road safety (including road condition and driver behaviour).

6.8.2   Vandalism and the question of ‘will the toilets be locked at night?’ was asked frequently.

6.8.3   Access to drinking water.

6.8.4   Rubbish bins.

6.8.5   The safety and practicality of the Lake Rua toilet block location.

6.8.6   Requests for changing rooms and the total number of toilet cubicles provided.

6.9       Common themes that were raised during engagement that are not part of the scope of this project were (note this information will be passed on to the appropriate staff):

6.9.1   The observed unsavoury behaviour of some users and the safety concerns around this.

6.9.2   Water safety.

6.9.3   Additional structures e.g. playground, pontoons picnic tables and BBQ’s.

6.9.4   The health and ecological integrity of the Reserve including water quality.

1.1      


7.   Legal Implications

7.1       There is not a legal context, issue or implication relevant to this decision other than meeting statutory requirements for consenting.

7.2       This report has not been reviewed and approved by the Legal Services Unit.

8.   Risks

8.1       Risk of cost increases to install these facilities in the future if this report is not approved.

8.2       Risk around health issues with people currently toileting in shrub gardens.

8.3       Potential risk with pollution of the fresh water lakes if poor toileting behaviour continues.

8.4       Risk to the park users with speeding traffic through the reserve if not access road improvements are undertaken.

9.   Next Steps

9.1       Following approval of this report by the Council, the project will move into detailed design, consenting and tendering stage.

9.2       Supply of the toilets will take 19 weeks from ordering with installation planned to be completed before the 2019 summer season.

9.3       The car park will be underway at the same time with the car park completed for summer.

9.4       The road improvements will be detailed up and if funding allows then sections will be upgraded as part of the car park construction work.

9.5       Future funding will be sort to complete the full length of the access road out to the park entrance on Sawyers Arms Road.


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10. Options Matrix

Issue Specific Criteria

Criteria

Option 1 – (Peferred) Provide new toilets facilities (five cubicles) in two locations that will service the highest use areas and upgrade the car park and access road

Option 2 - Provide new toilets facilities (four cubicles) in two locations that will service the highest use areas and upgrade the car park and access road

Option 3 - Continue using Port-a-loo style toilets and upgrade the car park and access road

Financial Implications

Cost to Implement

 

There is funding of $1.8M in FY19 and FY20 to complete items 1 to 3 below.

A breakdown of each stage is shown:

1.    Toilets $660,612 (five cubicles)

2.    Services to toilets $480,000

3.    Car park $609,300

4.    Access Road entry / exit to car park $317,900 (Note: Additional funding to be applied for in future Annual Plan /  LTP to complete this item)

5.    Access road from Sawyers Arms Road to car park $732,600 (Note: Additional funding to be applied for in future Annual Plan /  LTP to complete this item)

 

There is funding of $1.8M in FY19 and FY20 to complete items 1 to 3 and part of item 4 below.

A breakdown of each stage shown:

1.    Toilets $565,612 (four cubicles)

2.    Services to toilets $440,000

3.    Car park $609,300

4.    Access Road entry / exit to car park $317,900 (Note: Additional funding to be applied for in future Annual Plan /  LTP to complete this item)

5.    Access road from Sawyers Arms Road to car park $732,600 (Note: Additional funding to be applied for in future Annual Plan /  LTP to complete this item)

 

There is funding of $1.8M in FY19 and 20 to undertake this proposed work.

Total cost to complete items 1 to 3 below is $1.65M

 A breakdown of each stage show:

1.    Car park $609,300

2.    Access Road entry / exit to car park $317,900

3.    Access road from Sawyers Arms Road to car park $732,600

4.    Nil cost for toilets and services installation but ongoing operational costs

Maintenance/Ongoing

$7,500 / year for each toilet block

$20,000 year for current road access maintenance. This will reduce as the road is sealed

$7,500 / year for each toilet block

$20,000 year for current road access maintenance. This will reduce as the road is sealed

$25,000 year for Port-a-loo cleaning and $20,000 year for current road access maintenance

Funding Source

CPMS42034 Groynes/ Roto Kohatu/ Otukaikino Development

Parks Operational budget

CPMS42034 Groynes/ Roto Kohatu/ Otukaikino Development

Parks Operational budget

CPMS42034 Groynes/ Roto Kohatu/ Otukaikino Development

Parks Operational budget

Impact on Rates

Currently funded in the LTP FY19-21

Future Annual Plan / LTP  funding required to complete the access road - $800K to $1M (rates impact c. 0.01%)

Currently funded in the LTP FY19-21

Future Annual Plan / LTP  funding required to complete the access road - $800K to $900K (rates impact c. 0.01%)

Currently funded in the LTP FY19-21 for the car park and access road improvements

(Criteria 1 e.g. Climate Change Impacts)

Climate change doesn’t not affect this option

Climate change doesn’t not affect this option

Climate change doesn’t not affect this option

(Criteria 2 e.g. Accessibility Impacts)

Provides accessible toilets on site which are currently not available.

All new facilities will be built to meet current accessibility standards which includes car parking with easy access to the facility

Provides accessible toilets on site which are currently not available.

All new facilities will be built to meet current accessibility standards which includes car parking with easy access to the facility

The existing Port-a-loo’s do not meet the required accessible standards or have dedicated car parking available

The proposed new car park will provide accessible parking spaces

(Criteria 3  e.g. Health & Safety Impacts)

This option resolves current unsanitary behaviour.

New toilet facilities will be built to high standards with all modern fitting. The toilets will be connected to City mains sewer and water supply

This option resolves current unsanitary behaviour.

New toilet facilities will be built to high standards with all modern fitting. The toilets will be connected to City mains sewer and water supply

Port-a-loo’s use a holding tank and requires to be pumped out. This has a risk of overflows in high use periods or spillage during cleaning.

This option does not resolve the poor toilet behaviour with people using gardens to toilet

(Criteria 4 e.g. Future Generation Impacts)

The services proposed will allow for future expansion if additional facilities are required, however this will be partially addressed with adding in one additional toilet cubicle

The services proposed will allow for future expansion if additional facilities are required

Additional Port-a-loo’s could be provided but increase operational costs to empty at approx. $5,000/ year each toilet

 

Statutory Criteria

Criteria

Option 1 - (Peferred) Provide new toilets facilities (five cubicles) in two locations that will service the highest use areas and upgrade the car park and access road

Option 2 - Provide new toilets facilities (four cubicles) in two locations that will service the highest use areas and upgrade the car park and access road

Option 3 - Continue using Port-a-loo style toilets and upgrade the car park and access road

Impact on Mana Whenua

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

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

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

Alignment to Council Plans & Policies

Public toilets Policy 2002

Parks and Waterways Access Policy 2002

Physical Recreational and Sports Strategy 2002

Public Open Space Strategy 2010

Public toilets Policy 2002

Parks and Waterways Access Policy 2002

Physical Recreational and Sports Strategy 2002

Public Open Space Strategy 2010

Parks and Waterways Access Policy 2002

Physical Recreational and Sports Strategy 2002

Public Open Space Strategy 2010

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Building Act

Resource Management Act

Building Act

Resource Management Act

Resource Management Act


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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Roto Kohatu Reserve Landscape Plan Car Parking and Toilets Lp377501 For Board Approval

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b

Roto Kohatu Reserve Artist Impression of the Proposed Triple Accessible Toilet

37

 

 

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

Steven Gray - Project Manager

Aliesha Esker - Engagement Advisor

Robbie Hewson - Head Ranger Coastal & Plains

Approved By

Jo Grigg - Project Manager

Darren Moses - Manager Capital Delivery Community

Michael Down - Finance Business Partner

Andrew Rutledge - Head of Parks

Mary Richardson - General Manager Citizen and Community

  


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9.     Nunweek Park: Car Park - Proposed P120 Parking Restriction

Reference:

19/356694

Presenter(s):

Russel Wedge, Team Leader Parks Policy & Advisory

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Waimaero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board to consider imposing a two hour parking restriction on the Nunweek Park public car park, to deter the car park being used for all-day parking by people who are not using Nunweek Park.

2.   Executive Summary

2.1       The car park in Nunweek Park that was constructed next to the hockey pitches is being occupied during the week by non-park users as a venue for all-day parking.

2.2       The Canterbury Hockey Club have not been able to use the car park built next to their hockey pitches during the week due to 70 – 80 percent of the stalls being occupied by people who are not using Nunweek Park.

2.3       The Canterbury Hockey Club have undertaken a parking survey for five days over two weeks. The results of the survey showed an occupancy rate of between 70-80 percent of available car park spaces taken up by cars parking all day who were not using Nunweek Park for recreation.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations 

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Approve that under clause 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the part of Nunweek Park public car park as indicated in drawing TG133750 Issue 1, dated 08-04-2019 in Attachment A of the agenda staff report, is reserved as a parking place for any vehicles, subject to the following restriction: the maximum time for parking of any vehicle is one hundred and twenty minutes.

2.         Approve that under clause 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the part of Nunweek Park public car park, as indicated in drawing TG133750 Issue 1, dated 08-04-2019 in Attachment A of the agenda staff report, is reserved as a parking place for any vehicles, subject to the following restriction:  Authorised vehicles only.

3.         Approve that under clause 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the part of Nunweek Park public car park as indicated in drawing TG133750 Issue 1, dated 08-04-2019 in Attachment A of the agenda staff report, is reserved as a parking place for any vehicles, subject to the following restriction: parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 120 minutes and be reserved for vehicles with an approved disabled person’s parking permit, prominently displayed in the vehicle, in accordance with section 6.4 (1) of the Land Transport ( Road User ) Rule 2004. This restriction is to apply at any time.

4.         Approve under Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles on the part of Nunweek Park public car park as indicated by ‘Proposed No Stopping Lines’ in drawing TG133750 Issue 1, dated 08-04-2019 in Attachment A of the agenda staff report, be prohibited.

5.         Approve that any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they are in conflict with the traffic controls described in this report are revoked.

6.         Approve that these resolutions take effect when parking signage and/or road marking that evidence the restrictions described in the staff report are in place.

 

4.   Context/Background

Issue or Opportunity

4.1       The Nunweek Park car park consists of 152 car parks, including four disabled car parks. It was constructed next to the new hockey pitches for the Nunweek Park recreation users and in particular the people playing on the nearby hockey pitches.  Over the last six months there has been a noticeable increase in the number of cars using the car park as a free all-day car park. The cars parking all-day have resulted in a considerable shortage of parking spaces for the hockey players and other park users.

4.2       The Canterbury Hockey Club undertook a survey over a two week period recording the number plates of the cars parked in the car park. The survey showed that between 70 – 80 percent of the car parks were taken up by cars parking all-day.  There were no all-day events or organised recreational activities occurring in Nunweek Park during the days the survey was undertaken.

4.3       The car park survey in Nunweek Park was undertaken between 9.30am – 10.15am and again between 2.30pm – 3.20pm on the following week days (there are 152 public car parks including 4 disabled car parks available):

Day and Date of Survey

Number cars parking all day

Percentage occupied car parks all day

Wednesday 13 March

114

75%

Thursday 14 March,

112

80%

Monday 18 March

107

70%

Tuesday 19 March

118

78%

Wednesday 20 March

109

72%

 

4.4       Under the Reserves Act 1977 a car park should only be installed if it supports the activities on the recreation reserve.  Nunweek Park is a recreation reserve under the Reserves Act 1977.  With the car park being used all-day by people who are not using the park, the use of the car park is in conflict with the Reserves Act 1977.

Strategic Alignment

4.5       The use of the car park by the Nunweek Park users is in compliance with the Reserves Act 1977 for a recreation reserve.

4.6       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028):

4.6.1   Activity: Parks & Foreshore

·     Level of Service: 6.8.5.0 Satisfaction with the range and quality of recreation opportunities within parks - Resident satisfaction with range and quality of recreation facilities within Parks: = 85%.

Decision Making Authority

4.7       Part 1, Clauses 7 and 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 provides Council with the authority to install parking restrictions by resolution.

4.8       The Community Boards have delegated authority from the Council to exercise the delegations as set out in the Register of Delegations.  The list of delegations for the Community Boards includes the resolution of stopping restrictions and traffic control devices.

4.9       The installation of any signs and/or markings associated with traffic control devices must comply with the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.

Previous Decisions

4.10    No previous decisions.

Assessment of Significance and Engagement

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

4.12    The level of significance was determined by the low level of impact and low number of people affected by the recommended decision.

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

 

5.   Options Analysis

Options Considered

5.1       The following reasonably practicable options were considered and are assessed in this report:

·   Option 1 - Install  P120 time restrictions in Nunweek Park car park

·   Option 2 - Do nothing - retain status quo.

Options Descriptions

5.2       Option One: Preferred Option: Install  P120 time restrictions in Nunweek Park car park

5.2.1   Option Description: Install P120 parking restrictions, No Stopping Restrictions and reserve Mobility Parking and Authorised vehicles parking spaces in the Nunweek Park public car park in accordance with Attachment A.  The proposed restrictions will permit the Nunweek Park car park to be used for what it was originally built for, which is for parking associated with the use of Nunweek Park.

5.2.2   Option Advantages

·     Car park spaces will be available for the public using the adjoining hockey pitches and visiting the park

·     People visiting the park will be able to park off the busy road and closer to the hockey pitches without having to carry equipment for long distances

·     Children travelling to the park by car will be able to safely access the park away from the main road

·     The use of the car park by people using Nunweek Park supports the Reserve Act 1977 recreation reserve classification of the park.

5.2.3   Option Disadvantages

·     There are no identified disadvantages to the preferred option.

 

5.3       Option Two: Do nothing - retain status quo

5.3.1   Option Description: The car park during the week will continue to be occupied all day by people working in the vicinity who are not using Nunweek Park.

5.3.2   Option Advantages

·     There are no advantages

5.3.3   Option Disadvantages

·     The car park will not be available for hockey or other park visitors to use due to the all-day car park users

·     The car park will not be fulfilling the Reserve Act 1977 function.

6.   Community Views and Preferences

6.1       The Canterbury Hockey Club approached council staff due to the complaints they had been receiving from hockey players wanting to use the Nunweek Park car park but were unable to find any available spaces due to the car park being used by commuters working in the surrounding businesses.

6.2       The Team Leader Parking Compliance supports the preferred option.

6.3       The do nothing option is inconsistent with community requests to provide parking facilitate the use of the Nunweek Park.


7.   Legal Implications

7.1       There is a legal context, issue or implication relevant to this decision

7.2       This specific report has not been reviewed and approved by the Legal Services Unit however the report has been written using a general approach previously approved of by the Legal Services Unit, and the recommendations are consistent with the policy and legislative framework.

8.   Next Steps

8.1       Approval is required by the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi- Harewood Community Board.

8.2       If approved, the recommendations will be implemented approximately four weeks after the contractor receives the request.


 


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9.   Options Matrix

Issue Specific Criteria

Criteria

Option 1 – P120 Parking Restrictions

Option 2 – Do Nothing

Financial Implications

Cost to Implement

Approximately $3,500

N/a

Maintenance/Ongoing

Existing Parks Operational Maintenance budget

Already being maintained

Funding Source

Parks Operational budget

Operational maintenance

Impact on Rates

None

None

 

Statutory Criteria

Criteria

Option 1 – P120 Parking Restrictions

Option 2 – Do Nothing

Reserves Act

Consistent – a car park on a recreation reserve to be for the benefit of the park users.

Inconsistent – car park on a recreation reserve being used for non-recreation purposes

    


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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Nunweek Park P120 Restrictions Plan

45

 

 

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

Russel Wedge - Team Leader Parks Policy & Advisory

Steve Dejong - Traffic Engineer

Ryan Rolston - Team Leader Traffic Operations

Approved By

Andrew Rutledge - Head of Parks

Mary Richardson - General Manager Citizen and Community

  


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10.   Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street - Access to Public Transport - Provision of Bus Stops

Reference:

19/381653

Presenter(s):

Brenda O’Donoghue, Passenger Transport Engineer

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to ask the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board to confirm an option to provide access to public transport on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street.

2.   Executive Summary

2.1       In November 2018 the Community Board considered a report recommending the approval of two pairs of bus stops on Gardiners Road.  The need for the bus stops arose from a change in the route for the number 28 bus service. 

2.2       The Community Board approved a set of bus stops near St Ives Street, but deferred consideration of a set of bus stops near Cullahill Street.  The Community Board requested that the provision of bus stops near Cullahill Street be reviewed again within six months.  The specific resolution FWHB/2018/00115 (9), dated 26 November 2018, is as follows:

2.2.1   Request that the provision of bus stops in proximity to Cullahill Street be reviewed within six months’.

2.3       The basis of the six month review was to test patronage of the approved bus stops on Gardiners Road near St Ives Street. 

2.4       During the six month review period passenger boarding numbers for the inbound bus stop near St Ives Street have shown strong suburban demand to use public transport.  This reinforces the staff recommendation of the prior 26 November 2018 report to provide bus stops near Cullahill Street, in accordance with Council policy and best practice public transport planning. 

 

3.   Staff Recommendations 

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolve to approve Option 1:

New bus stop beside 89 Gardiners Road (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report)

1.         Approve that all parking and stopping restrictions on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 69 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of 28 metres, be revoked.

2.         Approve that that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 69 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of 10 metres.

3.         Approve that a marked bus stop be installed on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 59 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

4.         Approve that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 45 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of four metres.

New bus stop beside 88 Gardiners Road (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report)

5.         Approve that all parking and stopping restrictions on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 30 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 26 metres, be revoked.

6.         Approve that that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 30 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of eight metres.

7.         Approve that a marked bus stop be installed on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 38 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

8.         Approve that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 52 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of four metres.

9.         That any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they are in conflict with the traffic controls described in this report are revoked.

10.       That these resolutions take effect when the traffic control devices that evidence the restrictions described in the staff report are in place.

That should the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board decline to approve Option 1, that the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolve to approve bus stops on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street at alternative locations not included in Option 1:

Advice Note: The following draft resolutions are not the preferred option, but have been included in this report to enable the Board to easily and accurately approve alternative locations that were considered.  The Board must not approve all 26 ‘staff recommendations’ either 1-10 (Option 1) or a combination of 11-26 must be resolved. 

New bus stop beside 86 Gardiners Road (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report)

11.       Approve that all parking and stopping restrictions on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 38 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 26 metres, be revoked.

12.       Approve that that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 38 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of eight metres.

13.       Approve that a marked bus stop be installed on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 46 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

14.       Approve that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 60 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of four metres.

New bus stop beside 82 Gardiners Road (refer to Attachment C of the agenda report)

15.       Approve that all parking and stopping restrictions on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 77 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 26 metres, be revoked.

16.       Approve that that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 77 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of eight metres.

17.       Approve that a marked bus stop be installed on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 85 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

18.       Approve that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 99 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of four metres.

New bus stop beside 80 Gardiners Road (refer to Attachment D of the agenda report)

19.       Approve that all parking and stopping restrictions on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 96 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 26 metres, be revoked.

20.       Approve that that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 96 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of eight metres.

21.       Approve that a marked bus stop be installed on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 104 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

22.       Approve that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south eastern side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 118 metres south west of its intersection with the prolongation of the south western kerb line of Cullahill Street and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of four metres.

New bus stop beside 83/89 Gardiners Road (refer to Attachment E of the agenda report)

23.       Approve that all parking and stopping restrictions on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 98 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of 27 metres, be revoked.

24.       Approve that that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 98 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of nine metres.

25.       Approve that a marked bus stop be installed on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 89 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

26.       Approve that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 75 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of four metres.

New bus stop beside 81 Gardiners Road (refer to attachment F of the agenda report)

27.       Approve that all parking and stopping restrictions on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 131 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of 26 metres, be revoked.

28.       Approve that that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 131 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of eight metres.

29.       Approve that a marked bus stop be installed on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 123 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

30.       Approve that the stopping or standing of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the north western side of Gardiners Road commencing at a point 109 metres south west of its intersection with Cullahill Street and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of four metres.

31.       That any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they are in conflict with the traffic controls described in this report are revoked.

32.       That these resolutions take effect when the traffic control devices that evidence the restrictions described in the staff report are in place.

 

4.   Key points

4.1       The recommendations in this report are consistent with the anticipated outcomes of the Service Plan for Public Transport Infrastructure in the Councils Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028)

4.2       The following feasible options have been considered:

·     Option 1 – Install bus stops at preferred locations on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street, beside 88 and 89 Gardiners Road (preferred option, refer to Attachment A)

·     Option 2 – Install bus stops on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street at alternative locations not included in Option 1 (refer to Attachments B to F)

·     Option 3 – Do nothing, no bus stops are installed

4.3       Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages (Preferred Option)

4.3.1   The advantages of this option include:

·     Good catchment potential for residents living along Gardiners Road, as well as the connecting streets, enabling better mode choice through shorter walking distances to access public transport.

·     Well considered separation distances between neighbouring bus stops.

·     There are no fixed obstacles located within close proximity of the kerb, beside the bus stop box.  Keeping the bus stop clear of obstacles near the kerb, means that buses can pull up close to the kerb, thereby reducing the step gap for customers. It also removes the potential for a bus to hit a fixed obstacle, such as a utility post, when manoeuvring into and out of the bus stop. 

·     All of the bus stops have an appropriate kerb height which makes for a more accessible step height between the platform and the bus.

·     The bus stops are not located across driveways.

·     On-site inspections during wet weather periods indicates the preferred bus stop locations do not have drainage or water pooling issues.

·     89 Gardiners Road has privacy screening by means of a high fence, shrubs and trees separating the property from the road.

4.3.2   The disadvantages of this option include:

·     The proposed bus stops are not located in close proximity to a pedestrian crossing facility. This is the case irrespective of bus stop placement on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street.

·     There is limited privacy screening between the road and 88 Gardiners Road.

·     Reallocates on-street parking presently available for residents, visitors and short stay parking, to those who travel by public transport. 

5.   Context/Background

Background

5.1       In November 2018, the Community Board considered bus stop locations on Gardiners Road, between Harewood Road and Sawyers Arms Road, following a bus route change. The Community Board approved a set of bus stop on Gardiners Road near St Ives Street, but deferred consideration of a set of bus stop near Cullahill Street.  The Community Board requested that the provision of bus stops near Cullahill Street be reviewed again within six months.

5.2       A copy of the options report presented to the Community Board at the Boards meeting of 26 November 2018 is included in Attachment G.

Background – Passenger usage of the bus stops near St Ives Street

5.3       The number of people who have caught the 28 bus service from the bus stops near St Ives has been analysed for the period 1 November 2018 to 31 March 2019. The data has been filtered to exclude holidays and other events that are not representative of standard travel demand periods.

5.4       Typical with many suburban bus stops, one bus stop tends to be busier, facilitating customers that are traveling towards a key travel destination, and the second bus stop facilitates the customers return trip.  Bus stops that facilitate the return trip tend to have lower boarding numbers, which is the case with the bus stops near St Ives Street.  The inbound bus stop on the east side of the road (bus stop ID 16963) is now up to 27 passenger boardings per weekday. Whereas the outbound bus stop on the west side of the road (bus stop ID 16651) has on average two passenger boardings per weekday.  For this reason, the following analysis focuses on passenger usage of the inbound bus stop.

5.5       The average weekday and weekend passenger boardings for the analysis period is shown on Figure 1.  The passenger usage for November 2018, which was the first month of the bus service operating along Gardiners Road, started off strong with about 18 passenger boardings per weekday. Passenger boardings by March 2019, have increased to 27 passengers per weekday. At this level of patronage, the bus stop now falls within the patronage range for consideration of a bus passenger shelter to be installed at the bus stop.

Figure 1: Average passenger boardings by month – Inbound bus stop near St Ives Street

5.6       The time of day profile of patronage use at the inbound bus stop is shown on Figure 2.  The busiest time of day for people using the bus stop is between 7am and 8am.  The profile is representative of standard travel patterns, that is traveling to work or education in the morning.  Later in the day, these customers will use the outbound bus stop on the opposite side of the road to complete the return leg of their journey.

Figure 2: Daily profile of weekday passenger boardings – Inbound bus stop near St Ives Street

5.7       As shown on Figure 3, the majority (57 percent) of people using the bus stop to access public transport, are people over 18 years.  Children, that is people under the age of 18 years, account for 33 percent of the bus stop patronage, and the remaining 10 percent are people over the age of 65 years who have access to a Goldcard.

Figure 3: Ticket type distribution – Inbound bus stop near St Ives Street

5.8       The passenger boarding numbers for the inbound bus stop is indicating a strong suburban demand to use public transport.

5.9       The potential demand for public transport usage along Gardiners Road, between Sawyers Arms Road and Harewood Road, plus the connecting side streets cannot be truly accounted for by relying on the data of one set of bus stops by St Ives Street. There will be a latent demand to use public transport, but the long walk to the nearest bus stops near St Ives Street will be enough to discourage people from using public transport or view it as an inconvenient substitute for their current mode of transport. This has been indicated to staff by the disappointment expressed by people, particularly elderly residents, who live on the Sawyers Arms Road end of Gardiners Road and connecting streets, that there is no nearby bus stop for them to access public transport.

Bus stop location planning

5.10    Bus stops provide key access connection points to allow personal mobility, by means of public transport.  The importance of bus stops is reflected in the Christchurch Suburban Parking Policy (2019).

5.11    It can be a challenge in an urban-residential environment to achieve a balance in bus stop planning criteria, because of the need to work with the space available on-street, and to be considerate to those who live near the bus stop.  However, the effects of bus stops in urban settings are generally not site-specific, they will have similar effects along the street irrespective of which property it is placed by.

5.12    There are multiple considerations in the location planning of bus stops, however the key topics to consider include:

·   Catchment areas and proximity to surrounding services and amenities,

·   Works well for the wider road network, bus network and bus passengers,

·   Accessibility,

·   Capacity,

·   Impact on the surrounding environment, and

·   Information gathered from site visits and feedback from stakeholders.

Strategic Alignment

5.13    All recommendations in this report, except for “Option 3 – Do nothing” supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028):

5.13.1 Activity: Public Transport Infrastructure

·     Level of Service: 10.4.1.0 More people are choosing to travel by bus - =+0% (13,467,570 pax)

5.14    Council’s strategic framework is a key consideration in guiding the recommendations in this report.  The provision of bus stops allows our communities access to public transport which in turn allows the Council to achieve:

·   Strong communities,

·   Liveable city,

·   Healthy environment, and

·   Prosperous economy.

5.15    The recommendations in this report help achieve the community outcome of a well-connected, accessible city through improved opportunities to access and use public transport.

5.16    All recommendations in this report, except for “Option 3 – Do nothing” supports the Council’s equity and access for people with disabilities policy (2001), in particular goal 4

5.16.1 People with disabilities have equitable access to public services, facilities and environments.

5.16.2 As part of Goal 4, the Council will endeavour to work in partnership with Canterbury Regional Council to identify and resolve bus and other public transport barriers.

5.17    All recommendations in this report, except for “Option 3 – Do nothing” align with the Christchurch Suburban Parking Policy (2019), which provides a framework to address parking related issues and the management of competing demands for public space within the cities suburban areas.  As indicated in Table 1, policy one of the Suburban Parking Policy prioritises the provision of bus stops ahead of residential, short stay and commuter parking. 

Priority

Commercial Areas

Residential Areas

Other Areas

1st

Safety

Safety

Safety

2nd

Movement and amenity

Movement and amenity

Movement and amenity

3rd

Mobility parking

Mobility parking

Mobility parking

4th

Bus stops/ cycle parks/ bike corrals/ shared parking (bike share or car share)/ micromobility (e.g. scooters)

Bus stops

Bus stops / cycle parks/ bike corrals/ shared parking (bike share or car share)/ micromobility (e.g. scooters)

5th

Taxi ranks (special passenger vehicle stands)

Residents parking

Short stay parking

6th

Loading zones

Cycle parks/ bike corrals/ shared parking (bike share or car share)/ micromobility (e.g. scooters)

Residents parking

7th

Short stay parking

Short stay parking

Commuter parking

8th

Residents parking

Commuter parking

 

9th

Commuter parking

 

 

Table 1:  Policy 1, Suburban Parking Policy, prioritisation of road space

Decision Making Authority

5.18    Part 1, Clauses 7 and 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 provides Council with the authority to install parking restrictions by resolution.

5.19    The Community Boards have delegated authority from the Council to exercise the delegations as set out in the Register of Delegations.  The list of delegations for the Community Boards includes the resolution of stopping restrictions and traffic control devices.

5.20    The installation of any signs and/or markings associated with traffic control devices must comply with the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.

Assessment of Significance and Engagement

5.21    The decisions in this report are of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

5.22    The level of significance was determined by assessing the number of properties affected by the proposed options.

5.23    The community engagement and consultation outlined in the 26 November 2018 bus stop report (refer to Attachment G) reflects the assessment. 

Context – public transport and road hierarchy

5.24    The route of the 28 bus line within the area of interest is shown on Figure 4. Also shown Figure 4 is the resulting bus stop separation between existing bus stops and the proposed bus stops near Cullahill Street.

Figure 4: Overview of the proposed and existing bus stops

5.25    Gardiners Road, between Harewood Road and Johns Road is classified in the Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan as a collector road. Collector roads distribute and collect local traffic between neighbourhood areas and the arterial road network. Collector roads are often used as bus routes.

 

6.   Options Analysis

Options Considered

6.1       The following options were considered and are assessed in this report:

·   Option 1 – Install bus stops at preferred locations on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street, beside 88 and 89 Gardiners Road (preferred option)

·   Option 2 – Install bus stops on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street at alternative locations not included in Option 1

·   Option 3 – Do nothing, no bus stops are installed

6.2       A summary of the bus stop location options considered on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street, including those that were not advanced to consultation is included in Attachment G (the Gardiners Road bus stop report from November 2018, within the report refer to Attachment I).

Options Descriptions

6.3       Preferred Option: Option 1 – Install bus stops at preferred locations on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street, beside 88 and 89 Gardiners Road

6.3.1   Option Description: Install bus stops beside 88 and 89 Gardiners Road, in accordance with Attachments A. The Option 1 bus stop locations are shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5: Option 1, preferred bus stops locations on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street

6.3.2   Option Advantages

·     Good catchment potential for residents living along Gardiners Road, as well as the connecting streets, enabling better mode choice through shorter walking distances to access public transport.

·     Well considered separation distances between neighbouring bus stops.

·     There are no fixed obstacles located within close proximity of the kerb, beside the bus stop box.  Keeping the bus stop clear of obstacles near the kerb, means that buses can pull up close to the kerb, thereby reducing the step gap for customers. It also removes the potential for a bus to hit a fixed obstacle, such as a utility post, when manoeuvring into and out of the bus stop. 

·     All of the bus stops have an appropriate kerb height which makes for a more accessible step height between the platform and the bus.

·     The bus stops are not located across driveways.

·     On-site inspections during wet weather periods indicates the preferred bus stop locations do not have drainage or water pooling issues.

·     89 Gardiners Road has privacy screening by means of a high fence, shrubs and trees separating the property from the road.

6.3.3   Option Disadvantages

·     The proposed bus stops are not located in close proximity to a pedestrian crossing facility. This is the case irrespective of bus stop placement on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street.

·     There is limited privacy screening between the road and 88 Gardiners Road.

·     Reallocates on-street parking presently available for residents, visitors and short stay parking, to those who travel by public transport. 

6.4       Option 2 - Install bus stops on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street at alternative locations not included in Option 1. 

6.4.1   Option Description: The bus stop locations that would be suitable as an alternative to the preferred bus stop location beside 88 Gardiners Road, include:

·     86 Gardiners Road, in accordance with Attachment B. 

·     82 Gardiners Road, in accordance with Attachment C. 

·     80 Gardiners Road, in accordance with Attachment D. 

6.4.2   Option Description: The bus stop locations that would be suitable as an alternative to the preferred bus stop location beside 89 Gardiners Road, include:

·     83-89 Gardiners Road, in accordance with Attachment E. 

·     81 Gardiners Road, in accordance with Attachment F. 

6.4.3   Option Advantages

·     The advantages to the alternative options will be similar to the advantages previously outlined in Option One.

6.4.4   Option Disadvantages

·     The disadvantages to the alternative options will be similar to the advantage previously outlined in Option One, in addition to the following:

·     86 and 80 Gardiners Road: There is a utility post located in close proximity to the kerb, within the area of the bus box. The location of the post, relative to the kerb, increases the risk of it being hit when a bus is manoeuvring into or out of the bus stop. To avoid hitting the utility post, the driver of the bus would need to stop further away from the kerb.  This increases the step distance for a passenger boarding or alighting the bus, thereby impacting passenger accessibility.

·     82 Gardiners Road: The bus stop would be marked across the driveway. This means that when a bus is stopped it would temporarily block vehicular access to the property, which is permitted for buses to do at bus stops.

·     80 and 82 Gardiners Road: The mature shrubs/trees along the road boundary could impact pedestrian accessibility and those waiting at the bus stop, as the foliage is encroaching over the footpath area.  Foliage may need to be trimmed back.

·     81, 82 and 83-89 Gardiners Road: On-site inspections during wet weather periods indicated that there was some pooling of rain water. It is possible that a bus stop at these locations could impact further on the issue.

·     83-89 Gardiners Road: The footpath is uneven due to the nearby tree roots. The unevenness of the footpath and extension to the kerb would need to be addressed as part of the bus stop installation.

6.5       Option 3: Do nothing, no bus stops are installed

6.5.1   Option Description: Do nothing, no bus stops are installed on Gardiners Road near Cullahill Street.

6.5.2   Option Advantages

·     Does not reallocate on-street parking.

6.5.3   Option Disadvantages

·     It is not consistent with the outcomes expected in the Council’s approved Service Plan for Public Transport Infrastructure (2018-2028). It is also not consistent with the Council’s strategic framework, equity and access for people with disabilities policy, and the Christchurch suburban parking policy.

·     Restricts the freedom of movement and mode choice for people who live along or near Gardiners Road. This has an even greater impact on people who have limited choices in how they access education, employment and social activities.

·     Restricts the increase in the number of trips made by public transport,

·     The potential negative impact it could have on the Council to carry out its role and functions.

Analysis Criteria

6.6       All new bus stops are planned in accordance with the Christchurch Bus Stop Guidelines (2009). 

6.7       The bus stop planning criteria as outlined in Section 5.  The criteria are used to assess all bus stop location options considered. A copy of the bus stop location assessment, including those that were not advanced to consultation, is included in Attachment G (the Gardiners Road bus stop report from November 2018, within the report refer to Attachment I).


 

Options Considerations

6.8       Options 1 to 2 are consistent with the Council’s approved Service Plan for Public Transport Infrastructure (2018-2028)

6.9       The “Do Nothing” option is inconsistent with the Council’s approved Service Plan for Public Transport Infrastructure (2018-2028):

6.9.1   Inconsistency – The “Do Nothing” option has the potential to not contribute to increase number of trips made by public transport. 

6.9.2   Reason for inconsistency – No bus stops are provided, restricting access to public transport 

6.10    Amendment necessary – Install bus stops as per Options 1 or 2 of this report.

7.   Community Views and Preferences

7.1       Consultation associated with this project occurred during September and October 2018.  A summary of the consultation views and feedback can be found in section 6.9 – 6.19 of the previous options reported, included in Attachment G.

8.   Legal Implications

8.1       There is a legal context, issue or implication relevant to this decision

8.2       This specific report has not been reviewed and approved by the Legal Services Unit however the report has been written using a general approach previously approved of by the Legal Services Unit, and the recommendations are consistent with the policy and legislative framework outlined in Sections 5.18 to 5.20.

9.   Risks

9.1       It is very important for the community boards to be aware that should they proceed with the ‘Do nothing’ option or decide to leave the approval of the permanent bus stops to a later date, the decision will restrict the freedom of movement and mode choice for people who live along or near Gardiners Road. This has an even greater impact on people who have limited choices in how they access education, employment and social activities. Not approving the bus stop goes against technical and best practice principles of bus stop and public transport planning, and does not fit with the Council’s strategic alignment, as outlined in Section 5.

10. Next Steps

10.1    Approval is required by Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board.

10.2    If approved, the recommendations will be implemented approximately six weeks of the Community Board approval.

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11. Options Matrix

Issue Specific Criteria

Criteria

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3 - (Do Nothing)

Financial Implications

Cost to Implement

$3,100 for the installation of traffic controls and seating, plus $10,000 for the preparation of this report and the planning, consultation and the preparation of the options report dated 26/11/2018 (refer to Attachment G)

$3,100 for the installation of traffic controls and seating, plus $10,000 for the preparation of this report and the planning, consultation and the preparation of the options report dated 26/11/2018 (refer to Attachment G)

$10,000 for the preparation of this report and the planning, consultation and the preparation of the options report dated 26/11/2018 (refer to Attachment G)

Maintenance/Ongoing

Transport and City Streets, Operations Expenditure budget, includes maintenance of bus stop infrastructure, as and when it is needed.

$0

Funding Source

Traffic Operations, Capital Expenditure budget for bus stop installations.

Impact on Rates

No impact

Environmental Impacts

Bus stops provide access to public transport. Public transport is part of a wider transport package to support mode shift to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce traffic congestion and traffic crashes. This in in turn helps the Council provide a healthy environment and a liveable city (Council’s strategic framework).

Not providing access to public transport, does not support mode shift and the associated benefits to the environment.

Social & Community Impacts

This option will help to achieve the desired community outcome of a well-connected and accessible city through improved opportunities to access and use public transport.

Option 2 would result in a social and community impact similar to that of Option 1.

Option 3 would have a negative impact on social and community impacts, as it restricts the freedom of movement for people who have limited choices in how they access education, employment and social activities. 

Accessibility Impacts

Accessibility impacts of this option benefit from shorter walking distances, no fixed obstacles located beside the proposed bus stops, thereby resulting in accessible bus stops.  This in turn helps the Council provide for strong communities and a liveable city (Council’s strategic framework).

Dependant on what bus stop(s) are approved, Option 2 would result in an accessibility impact similar to that of Option 1.

Option 3 would have a negative impact on accessibility, as it restricts the freedom of movement for people who have limited choices in how they access education, employment and social activities. 

 

Statutory Criteria

Criteria

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3 - (Do Nothing)

Impact on Mana Whenua

No impact

Alignment to Council Plans & Policies

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

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

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


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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Option 1: Proposed bus stop on Gardiners Road - 88 and 89 Gardiners Road (preferred option)

64

b

Option 2: Proposed bus stop on Gardiners Road - 86 Gardiners Road (alternative to Option 1, 88 Gardiners Road)

65

c

Option 2: Proposed bus stop on Gardiners Road - 82 Gardiners Road (alternative to Option 1, 88 Gardiners Road)

66

d

Option 2: Proposed bus stop on Gardiners Road - 80 Gardiners Road (alternative to Option 1, 88 Gardiners Road)

67

e

Option 2: Proposed bus stop on Gardiners Road - 83-89 Gardiners Road (alternative to Option 1, 89 Gardiners Road)

68

f

Option 2: Proposed bus stop on Gardiners Road - 81 Gardiners Road (alternative to Option 1, 89 Gardiners Road)

69

g

Gardiners Road bus stops report - 26 November 2018

70

 

 

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

Author

Brenda O'Donoghue - Passenger Transport Engineer

Approved By

Ryan Rolston - Team Leader Traffic Operations

Steffan Thomas - Manager Operations (Transport)

Richard Osborne - Head of Transport

  


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13 May 2019

 

 

11.   Harewood Road near Gardiners Road - Access to Public Transport - Bus Stop Relocations

Reference:

19/388392

Presenter(s):

Brenda O’Donoghue, Passenger Transport Engineer

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board to consider options to relocate two existing bus stops on Harewood Road near Gardiners Road.

2.   Executive Summary

2.1       This report is staff generated in response to the recent route change of the 28 bus line, a resolution from the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board (FWHB/2018/00115) and from customer requests (Tickets: 21562 and 27752).

2.2       Staff are aware of deficiencies associated with the existing bus stops on Harewood Road, located to the southeast of Gardiners Road.  The issues include the close proximity of one bus stop to the nearby intersection with Gardiners Road, and the positioning of the second bus stop across an existing pedestrian crossing facility.  The proposed options provide bus stops that are safer and easier to use, and all options proposed are consistent with technical best practice.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations 

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolve to approve Option 1:

1.         Under clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited on the part of Harewood Road referred to as A1 and as shown by broken yellow lines, identified as ‘no stopping’ on the attached drawing TG133901a Issue 1, dated 10/04/2019 (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report).

2.         Under clause 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the part of Harewood Road referred to as A1, identified as ‘bus stop’ on the attached drawing TG133901a Issue 1, dated 10/04/2019 (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report), is reserved as a parking place in the form of a bus stop for the exclusive use of buses at all times.

3.         Under clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited on the part of Harewood Road referred to as A2 and as shown by broken yellow lines, identified as ‘no stopping’ on the attached drawing TG133901a Issue 1, dated 10/04/2019 (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report).

4.         Under clause 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the part of Harewood Road referred to as A2, identified as ‘bus stop’ on the attached drawing TG133901a Issue 1, dated 10/04/2019 (refer to Attachment A of the report from the agenda), is reserved as a parking place in the form of a bus stop for the exclusive use of buses at all times.


 

That should the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board decline to approve Option 1, that the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolve to approve Option 2:

5.         Under clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited on the part of Harewood Road referred to as B1 and as shown by broken yellow lines, identified as ‘no stopping’ on the attached drawing TG133901b Issue 1, dated 10/04/2019 (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report).

6.         Under clause 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the part of Harewood Road referred to as B1, identified as ‘bus stop’ on the attached drawing TG133901b Issue 1, dated 10/04/2019 (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report), is reserved as a parking place in the form of a bus stop for the exclusive use of buses at all times.

7.         Under clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited on the part of Harewood Road referred to as B2 and as shown by broken yellow lines, identified as ‘no stopping’ on the attached drawing TG133901b Issue 1, dated 10/04/2019 (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report).

8.         Under clause 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the part of Harewood Road referred to as B2, identified as ‘bus stop’ on the attached drawing TG133901b Issue 1, dated 10/04/2019 (refer to Attachment B of the agenda report), is reserved as a parking place in the form of a bus stop for the exclusive use of buses at all times.

9.         That any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they are in conflict with the traffic controls described in this report are revoked.

10.       That these resolutions take effect when the traffic control devices that evidence the restrictions described in the staff report are in place.

 

4.   Key points

4.1       The recommendations in this report are consistent with the anticipated outcomes of the Service Plan for Public Transport Infrastructure in the Councils Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028)

4.2       The following feasible options have been considered:

·     Option 1 – Relocate existing bus stops to 408 and 385 Harewood Road (preferred option, refer to Attachment A)

·     Option 2 – Relocate existing bus stops to 410 and 383-385 Harewood Road (refer to Attachment B)

·     Option 3 – Do Nothing.

4.3       Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages (Preferred Option)

4.3.1   The advantages of this option include:

·     Bus stop locations provide good catchment for residents living along Harewood Road, as well as the connecting streets, enabling better mode choice through shorter walking distances to access public transport.

·     Makes it easier for the bus to move across two traffic lanes to make a right turn at the Harewood Road/Gardiners Road intersection.

·     The proposed bus stop beside 408 Harewood Road relocates the existing bus stop that is currently located across one side of a pedestrian crossing facility, to the departure side of the pedestrian crossing facility, which is consistent with technical best practice. By relocating the bus stop to the departure side of the pedestrian crossing facility, a bus can use the bus stop without hindering the operation of the pedestrian crossing facility.

·     All bus stops are located close to a pedestrian crossing facility, which make the journey to and from the bus stop accessible.

4.3.2   The disadvantages of this option include:

·     Reallocation of on-street parking for residents and visitors to those who travel by public transport. There is sufficient on-street parking capacity in the general area for other motorists to continue to park on-street.

·     The proposed bus stops are located across driveways. This is a temporary obstruction, lasting for a matter of seconds when the bus is stopped to allow passengers to board or alight the bus, which is why such configurations are common practice locally and nationally.

·     The grassed berm on the south side of the road, beside 385 Harewood Road, has a slope in excess of the Councils Construction Standard Specification. This is an issue that occurs within the area of interest along the south side of Harewood Road, but not the north side of the road. The slope of the berm impacts how accessible the bus stop is, particularly for customers with mobility restrictions. Staff will address and modify the slope of the berm as part of bus stop installation.

5.   Context/Background

Issue – location of the outbound bus stop

5.1       At the end of October 2018 the route of the 28 bus line changed to Harewood Road and Gardiners Road.  Not long after the new route became operational, customers as well as bus drivers contacted the Council to inform staff that the outbound bus stop (travel direction away from the central city) beside 391 Harewood Road, which is also serviced by the 125 bus line, could not be serviced by the 28 bus line.  This is due to the short distance that a driver has to move from the kerb side bus stop to the right turn lane to continue travel on Gardiners Road.  As a result, the 28 bus service could not stop at the bus stop beside 391 Harewood Road, resulting in poor accessibility and inconvenience to passengers using the bus service.

5.2       The location of the existing outbound bus stop and the transition distance to the start of the right turn traffic lane is indicated in Figure 1.  Also indicated in Figure 1 is the preferred location for the outbound bus stop to be relocated to, and the resulting transition distance achieved.

Figure 1: Transition distances, existing and proposed bus stop

5.3       To ensure customers on the 28 bus line do not have to wait until the next bus stop on Gardiners Road to board or alight the bus, an interim bus stop was placed beside 383-385 Harewood Road. Interim bus stops are used when a quick fix is needed.

5.4       The interim bus stop was installed in accordance with the provisions set out in Part 9 of the Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, which allows for temporary discontinuance of a parking place for the stopping or standing provisions for specified vehicles at that parking place.  However, any sign or traffic control installed under this clause must be removed after a period of three months from installation unless the Council, by resolution, has approved continued use.

5.5       Compliance with Part 9 of the Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 means that the interim bus stop can be used until 20 March 2019, after which time the stop will either have to be removed, or by resolution the permanent bus stop is approved by the respective Community Board.  The existing interim bus stop has exceeded the compliance date, and could be removed on request. Staff  have not removed the interim bus stop prior to this report being considered by the Community Board, as this would cause accessibility and inconvenience issues for those who travel by public transport within the area of interest.

5.6       It is important for the Community Board to be aware that should they proceed with the ‘Do Nothing’ option or decide to leave the approval of the relocated bus stops to a later date, and given that the time allowance for the interim bus stop has already expired, the interim bus stop will be repositioned back to its former location beside 391 Harewood Road. 


 

Issue – location of the inbound bus stop

5.7       The Council has been alerted to an issue with the inbound bus stop (travel direction towards the central city), located beside 412 Harewood Road.

Figure 2: Existing inbound bus stop beside 412 Harewood Road, located across a pedestrian crossing facility

5.8       As indicated in Figure 2, the existing bus stop is located across a pedestrian crossing facility. When a bus is stopped at the bus stop, pedestrians who want to cross Harewood Road from the north side or from the central median, would have to wait until the bus has left the bus stop.

5.9       Locating a bus stop across a pedestrian crossing facility is not consistent with technical best practice. Instead the bus stop should be located on the departure side of the pedestrian crossing. By relocating the bus stop to the departure side of the pedestrian crossing facility, a bus can use the bus stop without hindering pedestrians from using the pedestrian crossing facility.  Passengers alighting the bus that wish to cross the road can also do so without conflicting with the bus leaving the bus stop area.

Strategic Alignment

5.10    All recommendations in this report, except for “Option 3 – Do nothing” supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028):

5.10.1 Activity: Public Transport Infrastructure

·     Level of Service: 10.4.1.0 More people are choosing to travel by bus - =+0% (13,467,570 pax)

5.11    Council’s strategic framework is a key consideration in guiding the recommendations in this report.  The provision of bus stops allows our communities access to public transport which in turn allows the Council to achieve:

·   Strong communities,

·   Liveable city,

·   Healthy environment, and

·   Prosperous economy.

5.12    The recommendations in this report will help to achieve the desired community outcome of a well-connected and accessible city through improved opportunities to access and use public transport.

5.13    All recommendations in this report, except for “Option 3 – Do nothing” align with the Christchurch Suburban Parking Policy (2019), which provides a framework to address parking related issues and the management of competing demands for public space within the cities suburban areas.  As indicated in Table 1, policy one of the Suburban Parking Policy prioritises the provision of bus stops ahead of residential, short stay and commuter parking. 

 

Priority

Commercial Areas

Residential Areas

Other Areas

1st

Safety

Safety

Safety

2nd

Movement and amenity

Movement and amenity

Movement and amenity

3rd

Mobility parking

Mobility parking

Mobility parking

4th

Bus stops/ cycle parks/ bike corrals/ shared parking (bike share or car share)/ micromobility (e.g. scooters)

Bus stops

Bus stops / cycle parks/ bike corrals/ shared parking (bike share or car share)/ micromobility (e.g. scooters)

5th

Taxi ranks (special passenger vehicle stands)

Residents parking

Short stay parking

6th

Loading zones

Cycle parks/ bike corrals/ shared parking (bike share or car share)/ micromobility (e.g. scooters)

Residents parking

7th

Short stay parking

Short stay parking

Commuter parking

8th

Residents parking

Commuter parking

 

9th

Commuter parking

 

 

Table 1:  Policy 1, Suburban Parking Policy, prioritisation of road space

Decision Making Authority

5.14    Part 1, Clauses 7 and 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 provides Council with the authority to install parking restrictions by resolution.

5.15    The Community Boards have delegated authority from the Council to exercise the delegations as set out in the Register of Delegations.  The list of delegations for the Community Boards includes the resolution of stopping restrictions and traffic control devices.

5.16    The installation of any signs and/or markings associated with traffic control devices must comply with the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.

Assessment of Significance and Engagement

5.17    The decisions in this report are of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

5.18    The level of significance was determined by assessing the number of properties affected by the proposed options.

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


 

Context – public transport

5.20    The route of the 28 and 125 bus lines on Harewood Road near Gardiners Road are shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3: Bus routes in the vicinity of Harewood Road and Gardiners Road

5.21    Prior to the new route of the 28 bus line becoming operational, buses on Harewood Road did not turn in or out of Gardiners Road.

5.22    The average weekday patronage, representative of March 2019, for the two bus stops of interest are:

·   Harewood Road, inbound bus stop: 36 passenger boardings/weekday

·   Harewood Road, outbound bus stop: 2 passenger boardings/weekday

5.23    The passenger boarding numbers for the inbound bus stop (north side of the road) is indicating a strong suburban passenger demand to use public transport. The patronage at the inbound bus stop has increased by 29 percent since the 28 bus line was rerouted (an increase of 8 passenger boarding/weekday). This bus stop has the patronage to warrant immediate consideration of a bus passenger shelter to be installed.

5.24    Typical with bus stops, one bus stop tends to be busier, facilitating customers that are traveling towards a key travel destination, and the second bus stop facilitates the customers return trip.  Bus stops that facilitate the return trip tend to have lower boarding numbers, which is the case with the outbound bus stop (south side of the road). 

Bus stop location planning

5.25    Bus stops provide key access connection points to allow personal mobility, by means of public transport.  The importance of bus stops is reflected in the Christchurch Suburban Parking Policy (2019).

5.26    It can be a challenge in an urban-residential environment to achieve a balance in bus stop planning criteria, because of the need to work with the space available on-street, and to be considerate to those who live near the bus stop.  However, the effects of bus stops in urban settings are generally not site-specific, they will have similar effects along the street irrespective of which property it is placed by.

5.27    There are multiple considerations in the location planning of bus stops, however the key topics to consider include:

·   Catchment areas and proximity to surrounding services and amenities,

·   Works well for the wider road network, bus network and bus passengers,

·   Accessibility,

·   Capacity,

·   Impact on the surrounding environment, and

·   Information gathered from site visits and feedback from stakeholders.

 

6.   Options Analysis

Options Considered

6.1       The following options were considered and are assessed in this report:

·   Option 1 – Relocate existing bus stops to 408 and 385 Harewood Road (preferred option)

·   Option 2 – Relocate existing bus stops to 410 and 383-385 Harewood Road

·   Option 3 – Do nothing

6.2       A summary of the bus stop location options considered, including those that were not advanced to consultation is included in Attachment C.

Options Descriptions

6.3       Preferred Option: Option 1 – Relocate existing bus stops to 408 and 385 Harewood Road

6.3.1   Option Description: Relocate the existing bus stops from 412 and 391 Harewood Road to 408 and 385 Harewood Road, in accordance with Attachment A.  The Option 1 bus stop locations are shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4: Option 1, bus stop locations

6.3.2   Option Advantages

·     Bus stop locations provide good catchment for residents living along Harewood Road, as well as the connecting streets, enabling better mode choice through shorter walking distances to access public transport.

·     Makes it easier for the bus to move across two traffic lanes to make a right turn at the Harewood Road/Gardiners Road intersection.

·     The proposed bus stop beside 408 Harewood Road relocates the existing bus stop that is currently located across one side of a pedestrian crossing facility, to the departure side of the pedestrian crossing facility, which is consistent with technical best practice. By relocating the bus stop to the departure side of the pedestrian crossing facility, a bus can use the bus stop without hindering the operation of the pedestrian crossing facility.

·     All bus stops are located close to a pedestrian crossing facility, which make the journey to and from the bus stop accessible.

6.3.3   Option Disadvantages

·     Reallocation of on-street parking for residents and visitors to those who travel by public transport. There is sufficient on-street parking capacity in the general area for other motorists to continue to park on-street.

·     The proposed bus stops are located across a driveway. This is a temporary obstruction, lasting for a matter of seconds when the bus is stopped to allow passengers to board or alight the bus, which is why such configurations are common practice locally and nationally.

·     The grassed berm on the south side of the road, beside 385 Harewood Road, has a slope in excess of the Councils Construction Standard Specification. This is an issue that occurs within the area of interest along the south side of Harewood Road, but not the north side of the road. The slope of the berm impacts how accessible the bus stop is, particularly for customers with mobility restrictions. Staff will address and modify the slope of the berm as part of bus stop installation.

6.4       Option Two - Relocate existing bus stops to 410 and 383-385 Harewood Road

6.4.1   Option Description: Relocate the existing bus stops from 412 and 391 Harewood Road to 410 and 383-385 Harewood Road, in accordance with Attachment B.  The Option 2 bus stop locations are shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5: Option 2, bus stop locations

6.4.2   Option Advantages

·     The advantages to the alternative options will be similar to the advantages previously outlined in Option One.

6.4.3   Option Disadvantages

·     The disadvantages to the alternative options will be similar to the advantage previously outlined in Option One, in addition to the following:

·     There is limited privacy screening between the road and 410 Harewood Road. The limited privacy screening could detract from the potential consultation process associated with a shelter installation. However, based on the parameters of the Local Government Act associated with the installation of bus passenger shelters, there is no legal reason why a shelter could not be installed at this location.


 

6.5       Option Three: Do nothing

6.5.1   Option Description: Do nothing. The interim bus stop is removed, and the bus stop is relocated back to its original location beside 391 Harewood Road. No change to the location of the bus stop beside 412 Harewood Road, the bus stop remains located across a pedestrian crossing facility.

6.5.2   Option Advantages

·     Does not reallocate on-street parking.

6.5.3   Option Disadvantages

·     Should the Community Board proceed with the ‘Do nothing’ option or decide to leave the approval of the permanent bus stops to a later date, and given that the time allowance for the interim bus stop beside 383-385 Harewood Road has already expired, the interim bus stops will be removed and reinstalled beside 391 Harewood Road. The 28 bus line cannot safely use the bus stop located beside 391 Harewood Road, due to the short distance that a driver has to move from the kerb side bus stop to the right turn lane to continue travel on Gardiners Road. This will mean that bus drivers of the 28 bus line will not service the bus stop beside 391 Harewood Road, resulting in longer walking distances and inconvenience for people who live on or to the south of Harewood Road.

·     With the outbound bus stop returning to 391 Harewood Road the catchment to easily access public transport will be restricted for residents living along Harewood Road, as well as the connecting streets to the south. This disadvantages those who travel by public transport and does not assist the Council’s goal to increase public transport usage.

·     The bus stop beside 412 Harewood Road remains located across one side of a pedestrian crossing facility, which is inconsistent with technical best practice. When a bus is stopped at the bus stop, pedestrians who want to cross Harewood Road from the north side or from the central median, will have to wait until the bus has left the bus stop.

·     A bus passenger shelter cannot be installed at the existing bus stop beside 412 Harewood Road. Installing a shelter at this location would block access to the adjoining property, thereby not adhering to the rules set out for transport shelters in the Local Government Act, section 339. There is a strong passenger demand to use this bus stop, and installation of a shelter warrants immediate consideration. Staff have identified the most appropriate location, taking into account privacy screening, as the proposed bus stop beside 408 Harewood Road, as per Option 1 of this report.

Analysis Criteria

6.6       All new bus stops are planned in accordance with the Christchurch Bus Stop Guidelines (2009). 

6.7       The bus stop planning criteria as outlined in Section 5.  The criteria is used to assess all bus stop location options considered.  A copy of the bus stop location assessment, including those that were not advanced to consultation, is provided in Attachment C.


 

Options Considerations

6.8       Options 1 to 2 are consistent with the Council’s approved Service Plan for Public Transport Infrastructure (2018-2028)

6.9       The “Do Nothing” option is inconsistent with the Council’s approved Service Plan for Public Transport Infrastructure (2018-2028):

6.9.1   Inconsistency – The “Do Nothing” option has the potential to not contribute to increase number of trips made by public transport. 

6.9.2   Reason for inconsistency:

·     Buses operating on the 28 bus line cannot use the bus stop beside 391 Harewood Road. This disadvantages those who travel by public transport and does not assist the Council’s goal to increase public transport usage.

·     The existing bus stop beside 412 Harewood Road is located across an access point to a pedestrian crossing facility, which is inconsistent with technical best practice.

·     A bus passenger shelter cannot be installed at the bus stop beside 412 Harewood Road. The bus stop has strong passenger demand and warrants a shelter to be installed.

6.10    Amendment necessary – Install bus stops as per Options 1 or 2 of this report.

7.   Community Views and Preferences

7.1       Affected property owners and residents were sent letters on 21 March 2019. The consultation catchment areas are shown in Figure 6. Letters were dropped into letterboxes at properties located within the catchment area and letters were sent to property owners who do not live at the address.

Figure 6: Harewood Road bus stop relocations, consultation catchment area

7.2       During the consultation we received eight submissions from people who live near or own properties near the proposed bus stops.

7.3       Feedback was received from three stakeholder organisations, Environment Canterbury, Go Bus Transport (operator of the 28 bus line) and Red Bus Transport (operator of the 125 bus line). The feedback from stakeholder organisations has been included separately in Section 7.7 to 7.9.

7.4       Of the residents/ property owners who responded to the proposal, their bus stop location preference is indicated in Table 2:

Outbound bus stop locations (south side)

Inbound bus stop locations (north side)

410 Harewood Rd

408 Harewood Rd

Not indicated

385 Harewood Rd

383-385 Harewood Rd

Not indicated

3

2

3

3

3

2

Table 2: Consultation feedback, Harewood Road near Gardiners Road

7.5       The consultation feedback did not indicate any particular location preference for the bus stops to be relocated to.  Feedback provided by submitters is provided in Attachment E.

7.6       There were a number of concerns raised by submitters, which are summarised in Table 3, along with a staff response.

Common concerns raised

Staff response

Do not agree with proposed bus stop locations, recommend bus stops to be located elsewhere or stay at the current locations

Based on technical best practice planning guidance and site visits, staff have consulted on the bus stop location options that will work best for public transport and the surrounding network.

A number of alternative bus stop locations have been suggested via submissions, all of which do not meet the technical best practice planning guidance.

Loss of parking

The allocation of kerbside road space for bus stops is reflected in the priorities of the Council’s Parking Policy (2019).  In all areas, bus stops are prioritised above residential, short stay and commuter parking.

Intrusion of privacy (noise and loitering)

When planning bus stops staff are mindful of the impact they can have on residents.  However, the impact of bus stops in urban settings are generally not site-specific, as they will have a similar impact along the street irrespective of placement beside one residential property or that of another. 

Where possible bus stops are placed beside properties that have fences, mature shrubs or other screens that mitigate the impact that the bus stop may have on the adjacent residents.

A bus will only stop at the bus stop if the passenger demand exists.  Irrespectively, bus stops are located within a public space, and are there to improve the transport choices for the community.

Bus stop located over a drive way

Buses are legally permitted to stop over driveways for the purpose of picking up and dropping off passengers at a bus stop. 

Many bus stops in Christchurch and other bus stop locations around New Zealand are located across driveways.  At these stops, buses will only be stopping long enough to pick-up and drop-off passengers.

Littering

Rubbish bins are not typically included in the planning of bus stops.  If littering at the bus stop becomes an issue, and this is reported to the Council, staff can assess if the installation of a rubbish bin is warranted. Issues, such as litter in a public place, can be reported to the Christchurch City Council.

Table 3: Concerns raised by submitters

Consultation feedback – Stakeholder Organisations

7.7       Christchurch City Council provides bus stops to support the Greater Christchurch public transport services provided by Environment Canterbury.  Consequently, Environment Canterbury has also been consulted on for all bus stop options proposed. 

7.8       Go Bus is the operator of the 28 bus line and Red Bus is the operator 125 bus line.  Their bus drivers have to stop at the bus stops on request, and ensure where practicable, passengers can safely and accessibly get on and off the bus. The Go Bus drivers have the additional complexity of turning right into Gardiners Road, for this reason the drivers the 28 bus service require an appropriate transition distance between the bus stop on Harewood Road and the right turn lane to Gardiners Road.

7.9       Feedback received from Environment Canterbury, Go Bus and Red Bus outlined their bus stop location preferences as being:

 

Location

Environment Canterbury

Go Bus

Red Bus

Inbound bus stop locations (north side)

408 Harewood Road

410 Harewood Road

Red Bus staff have indicated they are fine with all of the bus stop locations proposed

Outbound bus stop locations (south side)

383-385 Harewood Road

Would preferred the bus stop to be located beside 1/387 Harewood Road

(Authors note: this bus stop has not been included in the consultation as it does not meet technical guidance)

Table 4: Key stakeholder organisations, submission summary


 

8.   Legal Implications

8.1       There is a legal context, issue or implication relevant to this decision

8.2       This specific report has not been reviewed and approved by the Legal Services Unit however the report has been written using a general approach previously approved of by the Legal Services Unit, and the recommendations are consistent with the policy and legislative framework.

9.   Risks

9.1       Should the Community Board proceed with the ‘Do nothing’ option or decide to leave the approval of the permanent bus stops to a later date, the following risks are outlined:

9.1.1   Given that the time allowance for the interim bus stop beside 383-385 Harewood Road has already expired, the interim bus stop will be removed and reinstalled beside 391 Harewood Road.  The 28 bus line cannot safely use the bus stop located beside 391 Harewood Road, due to the short distance that a driver has to move from the kerb side bus stop to the right turn lane to continue travel on Gardiners Road.  This will mean that bus drivers of the 28 bus line will not service the bus stop beside 391 Harewood Road, resulting in longer walking distances and inconvenience for people who live on or to the south of Harewood Road.

9.1.2   No bus passenger shelter can be installed at the existing bus stop beside 412 Harewood Road, for the reason outlined in Section 5.24.  Should customers request a shelter be installed at this popular bus stop, as indicated by a request received via the consultation feedback, the request will be denied.

10. Next Steps

10.1    Approval is required by the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board.

10.2    If approved, the recommendations will be implemented approximately six weeks of the Community Board approval. 

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11. Options Matrix

Issue Specific Criteria

Criteria

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3 - (Do Nothing)

Financial Implications

Cost to Implement

$10,000 for the installation of traffic controls, footpath accessibility upgrade for the south side bus stop and seating, plus $1000 for consultation and the preparation of this report

$10,000 for the installation of traffic controls, footpath accessibility upgrade for the south side bus stop and seating, plus $1000 for consultation and the preparation of this report

$1000 for consultation and the preparation of this report

Maintenance/Ongoing

Transport and City Streets, Operations Expenditure budget, includes maintenance of bus stop infrastructure, as and when it is needed.

$0

Funding Source

Traffic Operations, Capital Expenditure budget for bus stop installations, plus existing staff budgets

Existing staff budgets

Impact on Rates

No impact

Environmental Impacts

Bus stops provide access to public transport.  Public transport is part of a wider transport package to support mode shift to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce traffic congestion and traffic crashes.  This in in turn helps the Council provide a healthy environment and a liveable city (Council’s strategic framework).

Social & Community Impacts

This option will help to achieve the desired community outcome of a well-connected and accessible city through improved opportunities to access and use public transport.

Option 2 would have the same social and community impact as Option 1

Option 3 would have a negative impact on social, community and accessibility impacts, as it penalises those who use the 28 bus service, by making them walk further than is appropriate from the outbound bus stop. The location of the inbound bus stop penalises pedestrians who may needlessly have to wait to cross the road at the pedestrian crossing facility, until the bus has left the bus stop.

Accessibility Impacts

Accessibility impacts of this option benefit from shorter walking distances, proximity to pedestrian crossing facilities, limited obstacles located beside the proposed bus stops.  This in turn helps the Council provide for strong communities and a liveable city (Council’s strategic framework).

Option 2 would have the same social and community impact as Option 1

 

Statutory Criteria

Criteria

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3 - (Do Nothing)

Impact on Mana Whenua

No impact

Alignment to Council Plans & Policies

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

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

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


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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Option 1 - Proposed bus stop relocations on Harewood Road near Gardiners Road - TG133901a

126

b

Option 2 - Proposed bus stop relocations on Harewood Road near Gardiners Road - TG133901b

127

c

Bus stop location options considered - multi criteria analysis

128

d

Consultation plan

129

e

Consultation feedback

130

 

 

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

Serena Chia - Graduate Transport Engineer

Approved By

Ryan Rolston - Team Leader Traffic Operations

Steffan Thomas - Manager Operations (Transport)

Richard Osborne - Head of Transport

  


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12.   Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood 2018-19 Youth Development Fund - Application - Korfball New Zealand

Reference:

19/444255

Presenter(s):

Lisa Gregory, Community Recreation Adviser

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board to consider an application received for funding from its 2018-19 Youth Development Fund.

1.2       This report is staff generated as a result of applications being received.

1.3       There is currently a balance of $6,400 remaining in this fund.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolve to:

1.         Approve a grant of $1,000 ($500 each) from its 2018-19 Youth Development Fund to Korfball New Zealand towards the costs of Michelle Tapp and Rallen Lazo to compete at the Under 21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championships in Shaoxing, China from 20 to 25 May 2019.

3.   Key Points

Issue or Opportunity

3.1       To consider funding applications received to support the development and achievements of young people living in the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood area.

Strategic Alignment

3.2       The recommendations in this report align to the Council's Community Outcome of Strong Communities including:

·    Celebration of our identity through arts, culture, heritage and sport

·    Valuing the voices of children and young people

Decision Making Authority

3.3       Determine the allocation of the Discretionary Response Fund for each community (including any allocation towards a Youth Development Fund).

3.4       Allocations must be consistent with any policies, standards or criteria adopted by the Council.

3.5       The Fund does not cover:

·   Legal challenges or Environment Court challenges against the Council, Council Controlled organisations or Community Board decisions

·   Projects or initiatives that change the scope of a Council project or that will lead to ongoing operational costs to the Council (though Community Boards can recommend to the Council that it consider a grant for this purpose).

Assessment of Significance and Engagement

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

3.7       The level of significance was determined by the number of people affected and/or with an interest.

3.8       Due to the assessment of low significance, no further community engagement and consultation is required.

4.   Applicant 1 – Korfball New Zealand

4.1       Korfball New Zealand are seeking funding support to assist with the costs of 16 young people who have been selected to compete at the Under 21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championships in Shaoxing, China from 20 to 25 May 2019.

4.2       Two of these young people reside in the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood area:

·    Michelle Tapp, a 18 year old who resides in Burnside.

·    Rallen Lazo, a 16 year old student who resides in Bishopdale.

4.3       The team is a mixed group of males and females and the tournament is a great opportunity to compete against the best in their age group in a sport that is becoming more popular in New Zealand Schools.

4.4       The Asia Oceania Korfball Championships is also a crucial tournament for the New Zealand team as it is a qualification event for the 2020 World Championships.

4.5       Michelle currently coaches Korfball at Burnside High School and was heavily involved in several leadership roles while a student at Burnside High.  She will continue with her coaching and hopes that this experience will expand both her playing and coaching skills in her sport. 

4.6       Rallen is the current captain of both the Burnside High School Mixed Korfball and Senior A Girls Basketball teams.  She also represented New Zealand in Korfball at the Under 17 Korfball World Cup.

4.7       The team has been working hard to raise funds by marshalling at the Weetbix TRYathlon and the City to Surf and several of the players also have part time jobs.

4.8       The following table provides a breakdown of the costs for each athlete:

EXPENSES

Cost ($)

Airfares, transfers, insurance

2,075.00

Accommodation and meals

1,156.31

Tournament Expenses

156.25

Team costs – uniforms etc

562.50

 

 

                                                                                                 Total

$3,950.06

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.

 

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

Author

Lisa Gregory - Community Recreation Advisor

Approved By

Maryanne Lomax - Manager Community Governance, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

   


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13.   Elected Members’ Information Exchange

 

This item provides an opportunity for Board Members to update each other on recent events and/or issues of relevance and interest to the Board.