CYCLEWAY SUBMISSIONS

Our cycleways need your support. Our submissions guides makes it easier for you to make a submission in the consultation phase.

CCC CNC Cranford Street

Duelling Consultations Closes tomorrow, Friday 18.5.18 In preparing a submission on Council’s Cranford Street Changes Spokes has stumbled upon another consultation on the project being conducted by the Christchurch Northern Corridor Alliance(CNC). This one closes tomorrow, 18 May. It seems it was initiated in response to business and resident concerns over loss of on street […]

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CCC Red Cliff’s Village and Monck’s Spur

This is due in on Monday 7 May https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/137#form-message Cycle parking is grossly inadequate. Cycle infrastructure is minimal and substandard. This one needs to go back for a full redraft. Spokes is glad to read that lower speeds in the village will be implemented. A 30 km/h limit will make for a safer and more […]

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CCC Free Parking

First hour of parking free in the CBD? Minimum cost of $400,000.00 per year. 40-68% of existing parking in CBD underutilized Read the proposal and offer your sub by Monday 30 April at https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/138 Spokes Sub Thank you for the opportunity to make a formal submission on the proposal to continue to provide one hour […]

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Government Policy Statement Transport

This is the central government’s policy statement on transport. It determines what kind of transport funding is prioritized. This is in draft form and taking submissions. Due in by Wednesday 2 May. http://www.transport.govt.nz/ourwork/keystrategiesandplans/gpsonlandtransportfunding/ Spokes Canterbury supports the submission made by Cycling Action Network. Expanding on this submission we reiterate and add to it. Support for […]

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CCC Radley Park and Heathcote River Dredging

Of interest to those who ride in the Beckenham/Opawa/Woolston/Ferry Road areas. Due Wednesday 18 April https://cccgovtnz.cwp.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/132 The Opawaho River Route MCR goes up Clarendon Tce on its way to Ferry Road. This is a bit of a loop, good for accessing businesses, not that inviting for cycle commuters or the interested but concerned. Sheldon Street […]

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CCC Speed limit changes Yaldhurst and Harewood

Spokes draft submission Covering a number of areas this will be of interest to those using Harewood Road to commute to the airport, students at Harewood School and those who use Guy’s, Gardiner’s or Hussey Roads. Due 16 April Link to Council site to make submissions https://cccgovtnz.cwp.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/134 Reducing speed limits can make good sense and […]

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CCC Long Term Plan 2018 Submission

Please comment with your ideas, share and do make a submission! Due in by April 13. https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/125   Submission from Spokes Canterbury  Submission Synopsis Appreciation for the Major Cycleways Acknowledge and compensate for the inequitable funding of cycling infrastructure over the past decades Revisit, improve and deliver the implied promise of Share and Idea and […]

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CCC LTP 2018 Easy As

Hi: This could be the easiest sub you ever make, and one of the most important. Go to https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/125 and fill out the form. What to say? Tell Council: • Why cycling is important to you • How it helps you to get around • How much you like the new Major Cycle Routes and […]

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CCC Kilmore Colombo to Durham

For those who commute east west through the city plans for Kilmore Street need your submissions. https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/113                                 Closes 21.3.18   This is Spokes take: The Accessible City Plan does a very poor job of providing safe cycling infrastructure for commuter cyclists. Kilmore Street should do the best job possible to make up for this. Please […]

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ECan Long Term Plan 2018

ECan has their long term plan out for submissions. All due in by Friday 26 March. There is a lot to comment on here. Transportation is mainly Public Transport and there ECan is looking to cut 6 bus routes. Nothing is in the plan to make it easier for people to both bus and bike, […]

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CCC Long Term Plan 2018 Updated Notes

Christchurch Council’s Long Term Plan is now available to read.  Submissions will close 13 April at 5PM. This is about 6 pages of text. Spokes expects to offer some sample draft submission offerings in the very near future. This is worth reading if you have the time and interest. Introduction First a very brief synopsis […]

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CCC Main Road Plan

Due by 19 February This is a very short consultation period and Council is seeking only feedback on relocating the bus stop. That is too bad, as the cycle infrastructure proposed is sub standard. No doubt it is too late to make the changes required. The Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board will be restricted to the bus […]

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CCC Cumnor Tce 1 Way

Cumnor Tce between Garlands and Marshall Streets to be one way. Making this one way allows for better safety at Garlands Road and improves amenity of this riverside path. Part of Heathcote Expressway MCR Closes 19 February 2018 https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/115 Spokes supports this proposal. With minimal inconvenience for motorists and better safety for cyclists and pedestrians […]

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CCC Changes to Denton Park

Changes to Denton Park Closes 26 March 2018 This consultation is to broadly gauge issues with the conversion of some recreational usage to a library, sports centre and community centre. It seeks input from those who live in the area or would use facilities sought. https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/111 Submission Spokes Canterbury strongly urges that adequate, expandable, secure […]

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CCC Bay Area Skate Park

Bay Area Skate Park Seeks input as to best location for a skate park in the Redcliffs/Sumner area. Closes 26 February     https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/53       Submission Spokes Canterbury strongly urges that adequate, expandable, secure cycle parking and end of trip facilities are included as part of all recreational facilities. Enabling people to cycle […]

Church Square Speed Limit

This closes tomorrow, 11 December Spokes submission below made to Council on 11 December https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/105 Spokes supports Council in recognizing that density and multi modal use in this residential area requires a lower speed limit. Slower speeds can make the roads feel safer for those on foot and bicycle while also signalling drivers to slow […]

Dyers Pass Speed Limit

Dyers Pass from Cashmere/Centaurus to Lyttleton Speed reduction to 60 Km/h Due by 18 December Spokes thanks Council for taking the initiative to make this narrow winding road a bit safer. With more people on bicycles accessing the Port Hills and even more commuting from Lyttleton to Christchurch via Dyers Pass Road this speed limit […]

CCC Woolston Park Transport Plan

This submission made to CCC on 14.12.17 Spokes appreciates Councils efforts to improve safety and encourage students to cycle and walk to Te Waka Unua School. To best realize the benefits of this project encouraging walking and cycling Council will need to make sure that the connections to both Linwood Ave and Heathcote Expressway MCR’s […]

CCC 2017 December Subs Update

CCC 2017 December Subs Update Lighting in Hoon Hay Park so local kids can do basketball practice at night. https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/109 Closes 18 December A simple request to add bicycle parking near to where nighttime users will be able to be in easy sight of it to increase security. Spokes Canterbury applauds Council for meeting the […]

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St Asaph Street – Have your say

Some businesses in St Asaph Street have approached the CCC asking for more parking (53 more parks) to go onto the street beside the cycleway. The CCC are asking for comment from the public on two options: A few small changes to increase safety (and not parking) or a million dollars worth of work to put in the extra parks at ratepayers cost. Let our Council know how you feel about this.

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CCC Cashmere/Hoon Hay/Worsleys Roads

This intersection is the access point for the Adventure Park and to mountain bike trails in the Port Hills. It is long overdue for attention. Submissions can be sent to Tara.King@ccc.govt.nz Do include your name, address, phone, organisation affiliation, if any and if you would like to speak to your submission. Link to submission document […]

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Hospital Corner Full Submission

12 August 2017   RE:        Otakaro Ltd. Hospital Corner Submission   SUBMISSION FROM SPOKES CANTERBURY Spokes Canterbury is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members that is affiliated with the national Cycling Advocates Network (CAN). All submissions are developed online and include member’s input. Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an […]

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Hospital Corner HELP KEEP IT OPEN

Hi All: Hospital Corner, Riccarton Avenue/Oxford Tce/Antigua, is a junction for the north south cycle route Antigua/Rolleston and the east west cycle route Riccarton Avenue/Tuam via Antigua. With the hospital expansion and new Outpatients Services this already busy area will see thousands more cars and pedestrians unloading and crossing. Otakaro Ltd has proposed that people […]

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Cathedral Square draft sub

Basic Information Regenerate Chch info@regeneratechristchurch.nz and 03 353 9600 Press https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/95268876/dramatic-changes-unveiled-will-reshape-christchurchs-cathedral-square “The square has to be a destination, not just a place to pass through.” ‘Regenerate Christchurch chief executive Ivan Iafeta’ “The plan included improving links to the square by upgrading surrounding lanes and streets. Traffic, except perhaps for public transport like the tram, would […]

NZTA Speed Limit setting Consultation

NZTA Setting of Speed Limits Rule Due in 16.6.17 Link to NZTA for consultation http://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/consultations/setting-of-speed-limits-rule/ To make a submission include NZTA Setting of Speed Limits Rule along with your: Name, title ( if any), organisation (if any), postal and email address Send to rules@nzta.govt.nz Draft Submission from Spokes Canterbury Spokes strongly supports NZTA in encouraging […]