Shared use path blocked by roadworks sign

Reported in the Cycle path category anonymously at 14:25, Sun 10 May 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 21 sec later.

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The shared use cyclist & pedestrian path eastbound on SH76 Port Hills Rd as it goes under SH74 Tunnel Rd is blocked by a temporary speed limit sign. With the sign on the shared use path, there is not enough space to get around it and stay on the sealed path, which could be quite dangerous with a slope to the left and then having to dodge around the pole for the permanent 50kph speed limit sign immediately after the temporary sign. And with ALL cyclists directed onto the shared use path 25m before this sign, this is a crash waiting to happen. Maybe Fulton Hogan (the temporary traffic management contractor) could explain why they put the sign blocking the shared use path? Also, Fulton Hogan might want to explain why they have left the permanent 50kph speed limit sign uncovered, even though it is after the 30kph temporary speed limit sign and very visible? Presumably this means that the legal, enforceable speed limit through here is 50kph? If so, this is likely to be dangerous for motorists & cyclists, as anybody turning into or out of Laing Cres or Scruttons Rd won’t be expecting eastbound vehicles to be travelling at 50kph, so are likely to misjudge how much time they have to turn across approaching vehicles safely.

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