Hearings Panel

Lincoln Road Peak Hour Bus Lanes Proposal

MINUTES

 

 

Date:                                    Monday 28 February 2022

Time:                                   9.06am

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Councillor Sara Templeton

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Melanie Coker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathaniel Heslop

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6444

Nathaniel.Heslop @ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/meetings-agendas-and-minutes/

 


Hearings Panel

28 February 2022

 

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies Ngā Whakapāha

 

Hearings Panel Decision

No apologies were received.

 

2.   Election of Chairperson Te Whakatū Poumua

 

Hearings Panel Resolved BLHP/2022/00004

It was decided that Sara Templeton be appointed Chairperson of the Hearings Panel .

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Coker                                                                                                             Carried

 

3.   Declarations of Interest Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

4.   Lincoln Road Passenger Transport Improvements (Between Curletts & Whiteleigh)

 

Council Officers Jannie Greef, Transport Project Manager and Samantha Sharland, Engagement Advisor joined via audio-visual link and David Sun, Senior Transport Engineer joined the table to present the Officers report and responded to questions arising from the Hearings Panel.

 

Attachments

a       Council Officer Presentation  

 

5.   Tables of Submissions

 

Hearings Panel Resolved BLHP/2022/00005

That the Hearings Panel:

1.         Accepts the written submissions, including any late submissions, received on the Lincoln Road Peak Hour Bus Lanes consultation.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Coker                                                                                                          Carried

 

6.   Hearing of Submissions Ngā Tāpaetanga

 

The Hearings Panel received presentations from the following submitters:

·         43813 David Hawke on behalf of Halswell Residents Association

·         44309 Warwick Stevens and John Burgess on behalf of McDonald Restaurants New Zealand Limited, and Alain Traill 

·         43709 Owen Evans on behalf of Lindon Grove Residents – additional document provided

·         44224 Greg Gimblett and Ray Edwards on behalf of Halswell Road Properties Limited – additional document provided

·         44200 Rebecca Parish and Dave Smith on behalf of Foodstuffs South Island Properties Limited – additional document provided

The meeting adjourned at 10.34am and reconvened at 10.45am

·         44277 Chris Abbott on behalf of Spokes Canterbury

The meeting adjourned at 10.52am and reconvened at 11.10am

·         44161 Russell Bodger on behalf of Sue’s Shop (2014) Limited

·         44233 Karolin Potter on behalf of Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

 

Attachments

a       Lindon Grove Residents, Owen Evans - Additional Document

b      Foodstuffs,  Rebecca Parish - Additional Document

c      Halswell Road Properties Limited, Greg Gimblett - Additional Document  

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.31am on 28 February 2022 and reconvened at 11am, Monday 7 March 2022, in Committee Room 2, Level 2, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street and by audio-visual link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.   Site Visit

 

The Hearings Panel undertook a site visit of the proposed route (refer to map below) on Monday 7 March 2022 from 8am to 10am.

 

The meeting reconvened at 11.02am, Monday 7 March 2022, in Committee Room 2, Level 2, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street and by audio-visual link.

 

7.   Consideration and Deliberation Ngā Whaiwhakaaro me Ngā Taukume o Ngā Kōrero

 

At the conclusion of oral submissions the following Council Officers returned to the table to respond to questions raised by the Hearings Panel.

·         Jannie Greeff - Project Manager

·         David Sun - Senior Transport Engineer

·         Samantha Sharland - Engagement Advisor

Throughout the process Panel Members referred a number of questions through to Council Officers for response. The questions arose from the information provided by Council Officers and the written and oral submissions received. Refer to Attachment A below for the document.

 

Attachments

a       Hearings Panel Questions & Council Officer Responses  

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.16pm on 7 March and reconvened at 12.41pm on 11 March 2022 by audio-visual link.  When the meeting reconvened Councillor Coker was not present.

Councillor Coker joined the meeting at 12.53pm.

8.   Hearings Panel Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu o Te Tira Tauaki

 

Hearings Panel Comment

The Hearings Panel accepted the Officer Recommendations with additional recommendations and noting provisions as listed below.

·         Section 1 Curletts Road to Annex Road (refer to Hearings Panel Recommendations 2a – 2e)

       For this section the Hearings Panel recommended approving the revised scheme designs as detailed in Attachment A and made the following recommendations and noting provisions:

-          Request that staff use their best endeavours to relocate or transplant the trees outside 7 Halswell Road, and others along route if possible.

-          Request that staff install wayfinding signage for Nor’West Arc cycleway at Annex Road intersection for road users coming from Halswell.

-          Request that staff investigate installing a pedestrian crossing near Coppell Place that goes across Lincoln Road.

-          Note that the footpath on the north side of Lincoln Road between Curletts Road and Annex Road be marked as a shared path and request staff work with Ministry of Education to procure land designation to widen it to best practice guidelines.  

-          Note that the footpath on the south side of Lincoln Road between Coppell Place and Annex Road is to be marked as a shared path with additional markings encouraging good shared space behaviour on both sides of Lincoln road.  

·         Section 2 between Domain Terrace and Torrens Road (refer to Hearings Panel Recommendations 2f – 2g)

For this section the Hearings Panel recommended approving the revised scheme designs as detailed in Attachment A and made the following recommendations and noting provisions:

-          Request that staff assess parking requirements along Domain Terrace, and present a decision report to the Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board.

-          Notes staff will continue to work with owners of the Dairy (35 Halswell Road) the Black Horse Hotel (33 Halswell Road) on safe parking options and delivery vehicle access.

·         Section 3 between Wrights Road and Nairn Street (refer to Hearings Panel Recommendations 2h)

For this section the Hearings Panel accepted the Officer Recommendations and made the following additional recommendations and noting provisions:

-          Request that staff to investigate an option for enabling cyclists to use shared space coming from Wrights Road and turning left into Lincoln Road.

·         Section 4 between Lindores Street and Parade Court (refer to Hearings Panel Recommendations 2i)

        For this section the Hearings Panel recommended approving the revised scheme designs as   detailed in Attachment A.

·         Other (Refer to Hearings Panel Recommendation 2j- 2r)

        The Hearings Panel also included the following recommendations and noting provisions in relation to the project:

-          Request that staff investigate each intersection with a give way sign, especially Annex Road, to ensure there is sufficient clear line of sight along Lincoln Road for road users.

-          Request that Staff investigate maximising parking and cycle lane width between Wrights Road & Whiteleigh Avenue.

-          Recommend that the bus lane on Lincoln Road between Moorehouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Avenue be amended to 3pm-6pm during weekdays and note that weekend peak hour times should be revisited once bus frequency increases.

-          Notes that emergency services have been consulted on the project and have no concerns about the proposal.

-          Notes the planned expansion of Hillmorton Hospital and request that staff work with Canterbury District Health Board on transport planning, particularly around the Hillmorton Street / Wrights Road intersection.

-          Notes staff advice that an open-day will be arranged well before construction starts where staff will take businesses and residents through the proposed tree relocations and planting, changes, traffic management plans, and construction implications.

-          Notes staff are working with Waka Kotahi to increase educational awareness for all road users on this traffic corridor and its new layout.

 

Council Officer Recommendations to the Hearings Panel

That the Urban Development and Transport Committee:

  1.       Receives the information within, attached to this report, and considers the written and oral submissions made as part of the public consultation process.

   2.      Recommends that the Urban Development and Transport Committee approves:

a.       Revised scheme design of the Lincoln Road PT Improvements (Between Curletts & Whiteleigh), as detailed in Attachment A; including changes to the Lincoln Road/ Domain Terrace and Lincoln Road/ Torrence Road intersections.

b.      Time restricted parking, as detailed in Attachment A; and

c.       tree removal, as detailed in Attachment A.

3.       Recommends to the Urban Development and Transport Committee that the detailed traffic resolutions required for the implementation of the project are brought back to the Committee for approval at the end of the detailed design phase, prior to the beginning of construction.

 

 

Hearings Panel Resolved BLHP/2022/00006

Part A

That the Urban Development and Transport Committee:

1.         Receives the information within, attached to this report, and considers the written and oral submissions made as part of the public consultation process.

2.         Recommends that the Urban Development and Transport Committee approves the revised scheme design of the Lincoln Road PT Improvements (Between Curletts & Whiteleigh), as detailed in Attachment A; including changes to the Lincoln Road/ Domain Terrace and Lincoln Road/ Torrence Road intersections, and include the following amendments:

Section 1 Curletts Road to Annex Road

a.       Request that staff use their best endeavours to relocate or transplant the trees outside 7 Halswell Road and other trees if possible.

b.      Request that staff investigate installing a pedestrian crossing near Coppell Place that goes across Lincoln Road.

c.       Note that the footpath on the north side of Lincoln Road between Curletts Road and Annex Road is to be marked as a shared path and request staff work with Ministry of Education to procure land to widen it to best practice guidelines.

d.      Note that the footpath on the south side of Lincoln Road between Coppell Place and Annex Road is to be marked as a shared path with additional markings encouraging good shared space behaviour on both sides of Lincoln Road.

e.       Install wayfinding signage for Nor’West Arc cycleway at Annex Road intersection for road users coming from Halswell.

·               Section 2 between Domain Terrace and Torrens Road

f.        Request that staff assess parking requirements along Domain Terrace, and present a decision report to the Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board.

g.       Notes staff will continue to work with owners of the Dairy (35 Halswell Road) the Black Horse Hotel (33 Halswell Road) on safe parking options and delivery vehicle access.

·              Section 3 between Wrights Road and Nairn Street

h.      Request that staff to investigate an option for enabling cyclists to use shared space coming from Wrights Road and turning left into Lincoln Road.

·              Section 4 between Lindores Street and Parade Court

i.         Request that staff install a pedestrian refuge across Twigger Street.

·              Other Recommendations

j.         Request that staff investigate each intersection that has a give way sign, especially Annex Road, to ensure there is sufficient clear line of sight along Lincoln Road for road users.

k.       Request that Staff investigate maximising parking and cycle lane width between Wrights Road & Whiteleigh Avenue.

l.         Recommend that the bus lane on Lincoln Road between Moorehouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Avenue be amended to 3pm-6pm during weekdays and note that weekend peak hour times should be revisited once bus frequency increases.

m.    Notes that emergency services have been consulted on the project and have no concerns about the proposal.

n.       Notes the planned expansion of Hillmorton Hospital and request that staff work with Canterbury District Health Board on transport planning, particularly around the Hillmorton Street / Wrights Road intersection.

o.      Notes staff advice that an open-day will be arranged well before construction is scheduled to start where staff will take businesses and residents through the proposed tree relocations and planting, changes, traffic management plans, and construction implications.

p.      Notes staff are working with Waka Kotahi to increase educational awareness for all road users on this traffic corridor and its new layout.

q.      Time restricted parking, as detailed in Attachment A; and

r.        tree removal, as detailed in Attachment A.

3.         Recommends to the Urban Development and Transport Committee that the detailed traffic resolutions required for the implementation of the project are brought back to the Committee for approval at the end of the detailed design phase, prior to the beginning of construction.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                     Carried

Attachments

a       Lincoln Road Hearings Panel - revised scheme design  

 

Meeting concluded at 1.26pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 28 DAY OF MARCH 2022

 

 

 

COUNCILLOR SARA TEMPLETON

Chairperson