Better streets & spaces  |  12 Sep 2019

Christchurch City Council is supporting the Bishopdale community’s push to have traffic signals installed at a busy intersection.

The Council has been looking at ways of improving safety at the intersection of Harewood/Gardiners/Breens roads and consulted the community earlier this year on two options.

More than a thousand submissions were received, with the responses showing a strong preference for the traffic signal option.

On the recommendation of the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, the Council today agreed, in principle, that traffic signals should be installed at the intersection.

There is not enough budget within the Long Term Plan for installing traffic signals so Council staff have been asked to investigate funding options and to bring a report back to the Council in time for the project to be included in the 2020/201 Annual Plan.