29 May 2023

If you use Park Terrace, let us know what you think of the new road changes.

Christchurch City Council has recently reduced northbound traffic on Park Terrace to one lane and added a separated cycleway so is now looking for feedback on how the changes work for all road users.

“The works were installed under a Temporary Traffic Management Plan, however staff will present a report to the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board and Council for formal approval of the extended changes to both Rolleston Avenue and Park Terrace,” Transport Operations Manager Stephen Wright says.

“To feed into this report, alongside traffic count data, we’ve put out a short survey and are asking road users to let us know how they’re finding the changes.”

The work is part of the wider project to install safety improvements for people walking, cycling and scooting during Canterbury Museum’s multi-million dollar redevelopment along Rolleston Avenue. 

“Moving cyclists on-road helps to ease congestion on the adjacent shared path and make it a safer and more enjoyable experience for visitors, walkers, runners, cyclists, and people riding scooters,” Mr Wright says. 

The works were extended along Park Terrace as staff identified safety issues for people crossing Park Terrace at the Park Terrace/Salisbury Street intersection due to the speed of northbound traffic in the two lanes, and the small island space not being able to accommodate all the people crossing at busy times.  In addition, people are riding bicycles along this section of Park Terrace with faster vehicle traffic including buses. 

Let us know what you think about the changes to Park Terrace until Sunday 11 June here.