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Uni-cycle update and timeline

The CCC completed the Uni-Cycle Route through campus during the Christmas break to minimise disruption. To meet that timing, the cycleway is open along University Drive, but without connections to either Clyde or Ilam Roads.

Once complete, these connections will make the University Drive section of the cycleway operate more effectively, but they are significant works and involve the installation of two cycle/pedestrian zebra crossings, separated one-way cycle lanes and landscaping works.

We recognise that there will be some frustrations as the connections are constructed, and we ask for your patience and care on the roads during this time. The works on Clyde Road are expected to be completed by the end of March. Works on Ilam Road will continue until May.

The work on Ilam Fields is expected to continue through until April, and once complete, works along Dovedale Avenue will begin. This section is anticipated to take two months and will disrupt traffic and the ability to park on the street at times. When this section is complete, the majority of Dovedale Avenue’s on-street parking will remain.

Work from Clyde Road to Riccarton Bush, through Hinau, Miro, Totara and Ngahere Streets starts this week and will continue until June. This includes installation of further traffic calming and safety features, as well as changing the priority control at some intersections. These works will create some traffic diversions and some on-street parking will be lost.

Further works will be undertaken on the cycleway along University Drive during the Easter Break, including landscaping, warning rumble strips at pedestrian crossings, signage and green paint surfacing. An independent post-construction audit has been completed to identify any significant safety concerns, which the Christchurch City Council will address as appropriate.

In the meantime, please be patient and take care of yourself and others on the road, regardless of your mode of transport. The cycleway has been well planned and once complete, will be a great asset for the city, and provide a real alternative way for us to travel to the University.

Ngā mihi, Alex Hanlon
Executive Director Learning Resources
Kaihautū Matua Rauemi Ako

Uni-Cycle update

Christchurch City Council resumes work along the Uni-Cycle route on the north side of Ilam fields today. The work is expected to take around six weeks.

Construction of the Uni-Cycle route along Ilam Road is also expected to start this week. Most of the work will be carried out at night to minimise the impact on traffic.

Please take care when travelling through these areas. Follow all on-site signage and look out for construction crews and others.

More information about the Uni-Cycle route is available at https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/cycling/major-cycle-routes/cycle-routes/uni-cycle/

Uni-cycle update – all of University Drive one-way

From today, Monday 9 January 2017, the one-way system on University Drive (heading east towards Clyde Road) will be in place along the whole length of University Drive.

  • Access to University Drive will be from Ilam Road only. There will continue to be no entry to University Drive from Clyde Road. Exit from University Drive will be via Clyde Road only.
  • Access to the Okeover, ICT, Law and Clyde car parks will be via Ilam Road only. When exiting the car parks, left turn only towards Clyde Road.
  • Pedestrians should follow the signed detour routes.
  • Cyclists can use Arts Road or Kirkwood Ave, or follow the signed detour route as well. Do not enter University Drive from Clyde Road and cycle into oncoming traffic.

Please take extra care when travelling through the area – slow down, follow onsite signage and look out for others.

The work on University Drive is expected to be completed in early February. More information about the Uni-Cycle route is available on the Christchurch City Council website.