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Sent: Tuesday, 3 May 2022 12:25 p.m.
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Subject: Submission on Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements / 501
Here is Spokes Canterbury’s submission on Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements.
Spokes Canterbury supports the proposed Opawa neighbourhood safety improvements in principle.
Spokes questions why the speed limit is set at 40 km/h instead of 30 km/h, especially when
- Many of the streets are very short eg Kitchener Place is only c.100m long.
- The traffic on the impacted streets is mostly local – with the possible exception of Aynsley Terrace.
Spokes asks that the Christchurch City Council implement a lower speed limit of 30 km/h for all the streets currently proposed to have a new speed limit of 40 km/h.
PS There is an error shown on the map with a second section of “Fisher Ave” replacing Fifield Terrace at the southern end of York Street.
And a final request – when including maps, in addition to including direction by way of a North arrow (thank you), please also include a scale legend and ensure all streets are labelled. Sandwich Rd is not labelled on the provided “Opawa area speed plan”.
Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz). Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch area.
We would like the opportunity to appear at any public hearing held to consider submissions on these projects.
Should there be an officer’s report or similar document(s) we would appreciate a copy(s).
FYI I have bcc’d our core Spokes email group with this submission.
Kind Regards, Chris Abbott
Secretary, Spokes Canterbury
Cell: 021 654 344