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Christchurch Rolleston and Environs Transportation Study - Draft transport strategy public consultation report released

2 May 2007

Investigate an alternative arterial route between Lincoln and Christchurch and reinforce public transport are two of the recommendations made in the Christchurch Rolleston and Environs Consultation Report released recently.

The report addresses the final phase of consultation undertaken from September to November 2006 for the study partners, Transit New Zealand, Selwyn District Council, Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury and the Christchurch International Airport Company.

"This consultation report provides an assessment of the feedback and recommends the areas for further testing and investigation" says Project Manager Michael Blyleven.

The next steps are to test the recommended changes to the draft transport strategy and integrate the Urban Development Strategy land use projections into the study analysis. These results will then be assessed and any changes will be incorporated into a final recommended transport strategy report for the study partners to consider.

Lead consultant Connell-Wagner has used the feedback in 259 consultation responses to prepare recommended actions in the development of the final transport strategy.

The key recommendations are:

Review access at Rolleston via a possible Service lane to the BP service station, Tennyson Street and Brookside Road

Investigate alternative route option between Lincoln and Christchurch via Whincops Road and other roads

Review Quaifes Road and Sabys Road realignment

Review access options between Rolleston township and Rolleston industrial area

Recognise the level of feedback supporting public transport (including rail options)

Business access and cycle route issues to be addressed when planning specific projects carried forward from the final transport strategy.

The full consultation report including consultation responses is available from Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury Service Centres and Libraries from Friday 4 May or online now at

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