Ferry Road cycleway trial
Here is Spokes’ brief submission on this trial.
On a personal note, I have used this stretch of road many times as it is part of my direct route from my home in Sumner to Ara and on to the CBD.
The different road layout never fails to put a smile on my dial 😊
- LOVE the bright and cheerful colours, which makes it feel safer and more noticeable.
- Love having planter boxes to add greenery.
- The wave delineators are cool but I’m not sure how visible they are to drivers (we’ve only cycled down this road).
- Don’t like the speed bumps either side of the vehicle entrance/exit around Catholic Cathedral College, as cyclists have right of way, surely? Make the vehicles entering/exiting the school navigate speed bumps instead.
- The intersection with Williams St, the access road/lane east of Ara (between Madras and Barbadoes), feels unsafe still – too busy? Could this access be made into a cul-de-sac with access only off Barbadoes? Cyclists and pedestrians should still be able to exit onto Ferry Rd though.
- Where cyclists need to cross Ferry Road heading SE, there needs to be a handrail to assist those of us who ride clipped into our pedals, or to prevent unsteady riders toppling off their bikes while watching traffic in two directions. Handrail also requested for intersection with Barbadoes St please.
- Please smooth the unnecessarily rough road surface for the bike path outside the entrance to Catholic Cathedral College. I hope you will finalise the whole section with smooth fresh machine-laid seal, as the current path is very rough and unpleasant in places.
- No issues crossing from one side of Ferry Road to the other.
Kind Regards, Chris Abbott
Secretary, Spokes Canterbury
Cell: 021 654 344
PS Clare Piper is CCC’s Innovating Streets Project Coordinator responsible for this initiative.
The section of Ferry Rd where the trial is located is between Fitzgerald Avenue and Barbadoes Street.