|10 December 2002|
Community Board Decides Not To Proceed With St Albans Traffic Light Plan
The Shirley-Papanui Community Board has decided not to proceed with a proposal to install new traffic lights at the intersection of Springfield Road, Abberley Crescent and Edgeware Road in St Albans.
At a special meeting held on Wednesday 4 December, the Board decided instead to consider installing a signalised pedestrian crossing on Springfield Road, midway between Ranfurly Street and Edgeware Road.
Christchurch City Council roading projects consultation leader Brian Boddy says a concept plan will now be drawn up for a mid block signalised pedestrian crossing. “It’s expected that the plan will be presented to the Shirley-Papanui Community Board for approval at its February meeting next year. The next step will then be to consult with the local community.
“Feedback from the community will then be presented to the Board, which is likely to be in April, and an appropriate recommendation made to the City Council’s Sustainable Transport and Utilities Committee.”The Board also resolved to install yellow no-stopping lines at the Springfield Road, Abberley Crescent, and Edgeware Road intersection. This is to address the lack of vision for drivers exiting Abberley Crescent or Edgeware Road caused by vehicles parking on Springfield Road close to the intersection. The Board did however resolve that this would be subject to an investigation of off-street parking losses outside heritage properties that occurred when Springfield Road was widened in 1998.
For more information: Contact Brian Boddy, Roading Projects Consultation Leader, Christchurch City Council on 941-8013. Content