A very Happy New Year to all friends of Cashmere.
Cashmere News Diary: 8 January 2015 - city council notices
* 10-11 January, Saturday 9am to 4.30pm, Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm, local traffic diversions for cycle races - Calder Stewart Elite National Championships elitenationals.co.nz/timetable - bus service affected, see attached notices from elitenationals.co.nz/christchurch
N.B. Road graffiti monitoring and a clean-up bond are now in place via city council. This is, sadly for Christchurch, the last time the event will run here for a few years at least: stuff.co.nz/the-press/sport/63848665/City-loses-premier-cycling-race. Any problems to deal with re cycle champs this weekend, please call 0276-428-141. Or call Derrick Nelson, Race Director, Calder Stewart Elite National Road Championships, 021-180-4505. Thank you.
[Update 23.1.15: One injury and fine resulted; commiserations: stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/65336704/Cyclist-fined-after-serious-crash]
* 18 February, Wednesday 7.30pm - Cashmere Residents' Association committee meeting, all input welcome - contact CRA Chair.
* 25 February, Wednesday 1.30pm - CREST - Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team - our local preparedness group meets at Cashmere Presbyterian Centre, 2 Macmillan Ave - last Wednesday of each month except December-January. Local volunteer skills and resources inter-network. Writing the draft Cashmere Community Response Plan. All input welcome.
* First Central City transport projects nearly complete
Preliminary work started on Monday 5 January 2015 to begin the conversion of a section of Tuam Street between Antigua Street and Riccarton Avenue near the Hospital to a one-way street – making it an east-bound route into the Central City. This is the final part of the previously identified changes being implemented at Hospital Corner.
Please note that from Friday 9 January 2015, commuters will no longer be able to turn left into Tuam Street from Antigua Street to get to Riccarton Avenue. Instead, traffic will be directed to continue west-bound on St Asaph Street and turn right into Hagley Avenue to get to Riccarton Avenue and the Hospital.
- Work underway on three more Central City transport projects
On Monday 12 January 2015 work gets underway for the next three Central City transport projects. These projects will take place at Colombo, Lichfield, and Tuam streets (including a part of Manchester Street).
Key changes from Monday 12 January:
* Tuam St from Durham St to Manchester St is being converted into one-way east-bound.
* Lichfield St from Colombo St to Manchester St is being converted back to two-way (currently one-way).
* Colombo St from Tuam St to Lichfield St will get an upgrade.
Other enhancements include the introduction of a separated 'Copenhagen-style' cycle lane and a 'Barnes-Dance-style' pedestrian crossing.
These three transport projects are a priority for CERA and the Christchurch City Council as there is a need to get changes to the roading network in place for the opening of the Bus Interchange in April 2015 and the Avon River Precinct. These projects also work together to support the overall aim of improving traffic flow and providing safer, more
people-friendly and enjoyable ways for people to get around our Central City.
- Information about the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan and An Accessible City can be found at www.ccdu.govt.nz/the-plan
- More information about these transport projects is available online at www.ccc.govt.nz/AACtransportprojects
- For daily traffic updates visit Transport for Christchurch www.tfc.govt.nz
Rebuild and Recovery Communications Team
Christchurch City Council
* Graffiti clean ups from tagstoppers.co.nz and join a volunteer team here:
* A very big thank you to all Cashmere Residents and CREST community partners: Cashmere Primary School, Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Christchurch City Council CDEM, Canterbury Neighbourhood Support, Kidsfirst Cashmere Kindergarten, Kaizuka Eatery and Garden Bar, Cup Cafe, Elevate Bar and Function Centre, Emporers New Clothes Cafe, Cashmere Super Dairy, Swanlake Lotus at Siam Healthcare Spa emergency spring water source, Cracroft-Chase Vineyard, Quick Stop Liquor, Out in the Wild
cordials of Hanmer, and to all our local volunteers and supporters - Thank you very much!
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Best of the summer season to you and family.
CRA Chair, 332-1069
Cashmere Residents' Association
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