Council & City

College Street transport upgrade

Our city is growing and we need to be able to move more people around quickly, easily and safely. College St is a major thoroughfare and will only get busier so we need to make it as user friendly as possible for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and public transport users.

Consultation occurred in early 2018, but in 2019 when construction started some community members in Awapuni raised concerns about the removal of some parking.

That triggered a new consultation in the area around the Pitama Road Shops. Residents and road users were given four options to consider. More than 300 submissions were received, and council voted to conduct a trial of a combination of options first.

The trial includes buffered cycle lanes, indented parking, parking restrictions and entrance signs alongside surface treatments to create a slow-speed environment. We’re hoping the trial can start in early 2020.

When Council were considering the Awapuni option, officers updated councillors on parking loss in other parts of College Street, and asked for additional budget to provide indented parking, where parking is installed into the berm. Councillors asked officers to produce a thorough report with options and costings before deciding. That report will go to council in December.

The most recent report to Council, on September 23, 2019 can be found on page 39 of this Council agenda.

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This work forms part of the Council’s Active and Public Transport Plan and Urban Cycle Network Masterplan. Both plans have a shared goal of seeing more people walking, biking, and using public transport.