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Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Group last Friday
resolved to support a recommendation to the New Zealand Transport Authority
which advocates construction of a third lane southbound on the Waimakariri
expected to decide whether to act on the resolution by June, which would allow
the third southbound lane to become part of a fully integrated traffic solution
(including public transport) for the greater Christchurch transport network.
commuter experiences, which are backed by recent modelling, suggest the southbound
bridge is currently operating at its capacity during the morning peak hours.
The costs of
adding the third lane south now together with a dedicated cycle lane is
approximately $20 million. If delayed five years, by which time NZTA believes
congestion would be at unacceptable levels, the cost of the project would rise
to $34 million.
the additional the lane now will allow it to be integrated with the current
work on the Northern Arterial route into Christchurch.
That work is
on-schedule, with the Western Belfast Bypass due for completion early next year
while the Northern Arterial (with or without a third lane south on the bridge)
should be online by late 2019 or early 2020.
Bypass and the Northern Arterial are expected to significantly relieve current congestion
on the morning run into the city.
third lane south on the bridge will assist further, there is no doubt that
commuter patterns must also change, and the proposed bridge alterations do come
hand-in-hand with an effort to enhance public transport use as part of the
overall transport strategy.
vehicle occupancy rates among Waimakariri commuters are currently 84%, which is
a major factor in the congestion we see now.
behavioural patterns by improving vehicle occupancy rates and making public transport
journeys quicker, with the introduction of a high occupancy vehicle lane
between Tram Road and QEII Drive, form an important part of the approach.
occupancy/public transport vehicle lanes are commonly used during peak times,
with great effect, in larger cities around the world.
designed to advantage vehicles with more people, allowing them a far easier
are also used by Public Transport, increasing the time efficiency of those
welcome addition, the third lane on the southbound bridge will not solve this
issue on its own.
the public transport focus across the old main north road bridge could also be
developed as an important part of this project.