Temporary traffic management dangerous for cyclists

Reported in the Cycle path category anonymously at 15:59, Sun 10 May 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 30 sec later.

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Works on Tennyson St between Southampton St & Eastern Terrace have narrowed the eastbound lane, which forces vehicles into the cycle lane at the end of the off-road cycle path. There is no advance warning for either cyclists or drivers that this will happen. This site is especially dangerous as the first 110m of the narrowing only sends vehicles down the parking shoulder, which then changes to an on-road cycle lane, with cyclists joining from the off-road path. This is the second time in 2 weeks that Nova Traffic Management have installed the same setup here, despite it appearing to be dangerous for cyclists and non-compliant with both CCC’s Local Operating Procedures and NZTA’s Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management. As the previous setup was reported to CCC (via FixMyStreet #5522) on 24th April and passed to the CCC Traffic Management Team on 25th April (Customer Service Request #91918093), maybe CCC could confirm whether this site is safe & compliant and, if not, what action they took to rectify it previously and why Nova have reinstalled the same (non-compliant) setup again?

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