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Question 2 (c) Outcome 3 Movement Networks

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Question 2. Do you support the key outcomes and initiatives identified in the Draft Adelaide Road Framework?


(c) Outcome 3: Improving the Adelaide Road transport corridor for multiple forms of transport.



Mt Cook Mobilised initial response to Outcome 3


Strongly agree agree no opinion disagree  disagree strongly



We are concerned about the intensification of the Adelaide Road area, when we have not seen any traffic projections and management scenarios that help us understand how foreseeable congestion and safety issues will be dealt with.  


We need to be presented with information and scenarios that also give us an idea of traffic projections across a wider area, including effects outside the formal Adelaide Rd corridor e.g. other north-south routes (Wallace Street, Tasman Street), especially with reference to two planned supermarkets.



As a broader question, what are the traffic projections for North/South traffic flows through Adelaide Rd and other Mt Cook roads arising from the combined effects of the Adelaide Rd, Basin flyover, Memorial Park, and Ngauranga to Airport proposals?  


The wider Adelaide Rd roadway (20 metres going up to 25 metres) might be a long time coming – with constraints on improved public transport - if it depends on negotiating the demolition of existing buildings.  How will the increases in traffic be managed until the road is widened and enhanced public transport options become feasible?


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Relevant background information from WCC


From the WCC Draft Adelaide Road Framework (3.32Mb PDF), p16-17


Adelaide Road is an important arterial transport route connecting the central and northern areas of the city to the southern and eastern suburbs. As such, the area is heavily dominated by cars and other through-traffic. There are significant ‘pinch’ points at the Basin Reserve and John Street/Riddiford Street intersection that suffer from high levels of congestion at peak times, hindering movement within and through the area. The Ngauranga to Airport draft corridor plan proposes improvements to the road around the Basin Reserve to improve traffic flow and better provide for public transport, walking and cycling. Ensuring good accessibility for traffic to the hospital is another important transport issue.


Although the Adelaide Road area has the highest public transport patronage in the city and large numbers of people walk or cycle through the area, it is a poor environment from a safety and ‘amenity’ perspective due to congestion, traffic access management, intersection control and speeds. In terms of cross-connections, existing steps and walkways linking Adelaide Road to higher areas (eg Tasman Street) are well used but have safety, way-finding and access problems.


Key concepts

  • enhancing the capacity of Adelaide Road and the passenger transport function of the corridor by widening and reconfiguring the roadway and key intersections (eg John Street) to provide for improved traffic flow, public transport, pedestrian and cycle movement (see Figures 9,10,11,12)
  • making pedestrian journeys more pleasant, interesting, safe and direct by making pedestrian routes   »
  • more legible and safer, providing pedestrian crossing points at strategic locations along Adelaide Road, and by providing regular visible micro-open spaces at key places along movement routes eg Drummond Street, Douglas Street
  • increasing cycle safety by minimising conflicts between movement modes including vehicles, passenger transport and pedestrians
  • providing solutions at key intersections through revised traffic configurations (to improve capacity) and signal controls at key crossings for pedestrians (eg John Street - see Figure 12)
  • ensuring new road configurations/designs provide flexibility in order to cater for future public transport initiatives
  • improving way-finding signage
  • formalising a pedestrian route through institutional land (eg from Wallace/Taranaki Street to Tasman Street through Massey University/Wellington High School)
  • reviewing bus stop locations along Adelaide Road.


Comments (1)

Anonymous said

at 11:17 pm on Oct 3, 2008

Agree with the planned improvements to the pedestrian connections east-west. Needs to be more obvious signs or indications that walkways lead somewhere.

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