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Sent: Tuesday, 3 May 2022 11:45 a.m.
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Subject: Submission on Slow speeds neighbourhood – Papanui / 503
Slow speeds neighbourhood – Papanui
Spokes Canterbury fully supports:
- Slow Speed Neighbourhoods as a concept, but speed limits need to be 30 km/h on local roads and 40 km/h on arterial roads.
This is supported by the reference that CCC has quoted on the above-refrenced haveyoursay page – The International Transport Forum’s Speed and Crash Risk Report at https://www.itf-oecd.org/sites/default/files/docs/speed-crash-risk.pdf. On page 14 of this report Figure 2.1 shows that the relative safety risk to a pedestrian at 40kph is 2.5 times the risk at 30kph. And of course – as is mentioned in the research report – the risk of a crash increases as mean speed increases (and the relationship is best expressed “in terms of a power function” rather than just proportional to mean speed.
- Reducing Langdons Road speed limit outside the Northlink shops to 30 km/h
- Reducing the speed limit on the remaining western section of Langdons Road to 40 km/h
- Reducing Vagues Road speed limit to 40 km/h
- Including gated speed limit signs – preferably including on-road paint to highlight the change in speed limit
- Install some cycle couters before the changes are made and record cycle counts before and after changes. Spokes suggests soemwhere in the realm of 5 – 10 cycle counters, and accepts that once the changes are made and embedded (say 6 months) the cycle counters can then be moved to assist with other changes.
Spokes Canterbury requests that CCC:
- Reduce the speed limit on Papanui Road from the Blighs Road intersection to the Harewood intersection to 40 km/h, which is the current maximum speed most drive at when not stuck in a traffic jam, and is much safer for the high-pedestrian area around the shops and businesses
- Reduce the speed limit on Main North Road from the Harewood Road intersection to the Sawyers Arms Rd intersection to 40 km/h, which is the current maximum speed most drive at when not stuck in a traffic jam, and is much safer for the high-pedestrian area around the shops and businesses
- Reduce the speed limit on Sawyers Arms Road from the intersection with Main North Road to the railway line to 40 km/h, which is the current maximum speed most drive and is much safer for the high-pedestrian area around the shops and Papanui Domain
- Reduce the speed limit on Harewood Road from the intersection with Papanui/Main North Roads to Sails Street, as this is a high pedestrian area with rest homes and Mitre 10 and the Nor’west arc and Wheels to Wings Cycleways
- Further reduce the proposed speed limit from 40 to 30 km/h on all other streets shown in green on the map, especially around Proctor/Grants through to Main North/Papanui which is very narrow and 40 km/h is unsafe and unnecessary. If consensus cannot be reached on all streets being reduced to 30 km/h, please as a minimum reduce these streets.
- Extend the reduced speed limit of 40 km/h on Rutland Street to the Mathias / McFaddens Road intersection at a minimum, but ideally all the way to St Albans Street.
The Papanui Parallel Major Cycle Route runs along all of Rutland Street – and all of Grassmere Street too.
For the very short distances involved and the PLANNED presence of many active transport citizens Spokes asks for a 30 km/h speed limit along all of Rutland and Grassmere Streets.
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. Papamui Rd is not labelled) on the provided “Papanui area street 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).
Kind Regards, Chris Abbott
Secretary, Spokes Canterbury
Cell: 021 654 344