16 March 2021
Hi [Emma N., Simon B., Mike D., Pauline C., Ali J., Emma T., & Elizabeth H.]
Re: Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board meeting, 17th March 2021
Richmond Business and Residents Association re North Richmond Road Repair Programme, Page 13
I recently watched the Urban Development and Transport Committee meeting, 10th March 2021, where this proposed cycleway for Richmond was presented:
4. Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui
4.1 Proposed New Richmond Cycle Safety Route, David Duffy will speak on behalf of Richmond Business Association regarding a proposed cycleway through Richmond.
7. Transport Bi-Monthly Report to Urban Development and Transport Committee
3.4 Major Cycleway Routes Programme (Page 14 of .pdf above)
The rest are in various stages of development as below:
Avon-Otakaro River Route: The early stages of route selection and definition have been undertaken. Coordination with Otakaro Avon River Corridor (OARC) projects is currently being undertaken.
In June last year, I sent an email to both the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote & the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board (Chairperson & Governance staff), Subject: Richmond Community Wellbeing | Remember Richmond Residents.
I asked that my email & .pdf be forwarded to all community board members.
I received a reply from Liz Beaven, Community Board Advisor (Lin-Cen-Hth) to say my email have been forwarded & my correspondence would be presented at the Board’s 3rd August 2020 meeting.
7. Correspondence, J Gould -Richmond Community Wellbeing/Remember Richmond Residents, Page 13-24
Attached to this email is the .pdf with the following information included:
13. Richmond Commercial Centre Factsheet 2017 (Page 5)
“Stanmore Road has a higher road safety risk score which may influence perceptions of cyclists.”
“Network Safety: Safety (accident data) High Risk Corridor = Stanmore Road.”
“Transport Overview: Pedestrian/Cycling/Public Transport, higher than average across Neighbourhood Centres.”
16.1 Richmond Village Revitalisation Ideas | Richmond Village (Page 6)
The “Richmond Village Master Plan” could also include a ‘walkable centre’, with lower 40km/h traffic speed, making the area safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
As part of the “Richmond Village Master Plan” we could change the look of Stanmore Road to create a more welcoming environment, with ‘wayfinding signage’, more street lighting with colourful flags of the different countries in our community, landscaping and outdoor seating/picnic space, and more events like a Richmond Village Market to utilise the Richmond Village Green, and “Rise Up Richmond”.
– Cycle Route: connect existing cycle route from River Road, by Eveleyn Couzins Ave, to North Parade, to avoid the Hi Frequency Bus Route & known safety issues on Stanmore Road, connect with https://www.riseuprichmond.nz/avon-otakaro-cycle-route/.
16.7 Richmond Village Revitalisation Ideas | River Road Park (Page 9)
– Avon-Ōtākaro Cycle Route Starts in Draper Street, across Stanmore Road, to Swanns Road, where you can turn left on to River Road, or go straight ahead across the Swanns Road Bridge, connecting up with the Retreat Road Parks (‘Learn to Ride’ Park, Skate/Scooter/BMX Combo Park, Natural Playgrounds and Accessible/Sensory Playground).
This proposed cycleway above, connects to the CBD from Cambridge Terrace, crosses over Fitzgerald Ave to River Road, past Sutton’s House, across Stanmore Road, to carry on through River Road & connect with the “Otakaro Avon River Corridor (OARC) projects”.
The proposed Avon-Ōtākaro Cycle Route (https://www.riseuprichmond.nz/avon-otakaro-cycle-route/) covers this part of the cycleway, before turning left onto Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, leading you passed Avebury House on a quiet street.
Turn left onto North Avon Road, where you can safely turn right at the lights onto North Parade. The lights on North Parade are activated for Averill Street road users turning onto North Parade, making it a safe intersection for cyclists to the new Banks Avenue School.
Thank you for your time, please let me know if you have any questions.