Temporary traffic management very dangerous for cyclists

Reported in the Cycle path category anonymously at 02:43, Thu 2 July 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 12 sec later.

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Temporary traffic management associated with resealing work on Moorhouse Ave eastbound between Antigua St & Durham St is very dangerous for cyclists. The cycle lane between Antigua St & Montreal St is coned off, forcing cyclists into the general traffic lanes at the same time as the two rightmost lanes are merged into the left hand lane. There is no advance warning of this cycle lane closure, with the lack of road markings on this section of Moorhouse making this more dangerous than usual. But wait, things get worse. Between Montreal St & Durham St all the traffic on Moorhouse Ave is squeezed through a single lane running down the shoulder and cycle lane. Again there is no warning at all that motorists will be forced into the cycle lane, and no Temporary Speed Limit in place. Maybe Integrated Traffic Solutions (ITS) could explain why they devised and installed a Traffic Management Plan that appears at odds with the requirements of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management & CTOC’s Local Operating Procedures? And CTOC could explain why they approved it?

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