Canterbury and Parker Terrace Landscaping Complete

After the dramatic interruption to Canterbury and Parker Terraces during the recent State Government Rail Revitalisation project we now have seen the final touches put to these streets.

And the result, as far as this elected member/resident is concerned the end result is good.

 

P1490920While I was away in Darwin the last of the trees were planted. This was at the southern end of Canterbury Terrace where there was planned to be some street art that was not received favourably by those impacted the most. These trees are the same age as those originally planted, having been nurtured in the nursery.

The vegetation along these two streets have been well looked after by our depot staff. The growth over the last season and the planting of the new trees has transformed this area. It is looking great as a result. It is visually a vast improvement on what was there originally notwithstanding the loss of  some significant trees down Canterbury.

As these trees grow we can look forward to an even more  pleasant streetscape.

We have also seen the installation of a park bench and street signs for both streets at the East Avenue end.

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Just to ensure all remains well I noticed one of our  depot staff bringing in more bark.

Arundel Avenue along the Belair line rework has I understand just been completed and next week we will see replanting in Cromer Parade. This replanting has been necessary as the outside contractors did not look after the original plantings like our staff did on Canterbury & Parker.

Watch out too for some new landscaping adjacent the path between Arundel Street and Victoria Street. The land has been cleared already in preparation of landscaping with I understand at least one tree being planted with the capacity to become significant.

 

 

Black Forest Public Art Consultation

As I have indicated to most people over the weekend who received a letter last week from Council that the content in the letter was not as I, nor our CEO had expected.

In error we informed we would be doing the proposed art rather than seeking your input into the design and locations. 

As my blog title indicates I am here to represent you and advocate for you, which is exactly what I have done to right the confusion that the letter has created. I have spoken with our CEO and he has re-affirmed that we will be listening to what you, my neighbours, have to say.
He promised me on Saturday to prepare a letter apologizing for the confusion and seeking to clarify what we are seeking with you to achieve. I expect a letter may be mailed out tomorrow so watch your letter boxes.
Indeed, if I understand correctly, he has already received enough feedback on the Canterbury Terrace regrowth tree sculpture to meet his promise not to proceed with it if this is what you want. Not sure if has received many yet on the Cowper Road art.
Depending on what might come in on Cowper I believe we will likely formally seek input in November after the end of the caretaker mode caused by the elections. Seems the original letter should not have gone out under the caretaker provisions as our administration are not permitted to conduct a public consultation during this period.
Really. Conducting my business, even with all the red tape I am exposed to pales when compared to the red tape council has to endure. It (the red tape) is one of the contributing factors behind some of the mistakes we (as an organisation) make from time to time.
Watch out for his letter for confirmation of what he is offering.

Canterbury & Parker proceeding

Excavation of the filling in the verge along the rail corridor in Canterbury Terrace has been completed and loam is being delivered as we speak.

With preparation done the good part is on the way. Landscaping, including low level vegetation and the 3.0 m high trees will commence next week.

While this is happening the repaving along the other side of the line, in Parker Terrace (which administration had hoped to have occurred before now) will also commence. This includes creating new bays for tree planting, which are marked by white painted lines in the adjacent spoon drain, and paving those areas that will no longer have a tree.

I have collaborated with our staff to ensure we have a disabled carpark adjacent the southern entry into the rail station. As part of this I have ensured that there is a clear and identifiable access to the gate to the station, with landscaping either side of it.

It may be that once the project is complete there may be a need for minor adjustments to be made. Let me know if there is anything that you feel could be improved on once completed.

Hot off the Press-Canterbury & Parker Terrace Trees

Admin have just confirmed the much awaited tree replacement along Canterbury Terrace Black Forest and Parker Terrace Clarence Park is scheduled for the next few weeks.

It has been determined that the same tree will be used on both sides of the rail corridor. It is the Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ as per the picture below. I have been advised that these trees will be 3.0 m high when planted which is fantastic news. There will also be low level vegetation.

The trees in Parker Terrace will located such that we will create more carparks than there used to be with bollards located to protect the trees. This will result in paving repairs being undertaken along Parker as well.

As I expect you already aware there will be no footpath and bike path along the fence of the rail corridor in Canterbury. I understand the trees in Canterbury will be planted opposite those in Parker.

Black Forest Residents Alert

After our recent ward briefing last week our Administration has prepared this schedule of works resulting from the recent Black Forest LATM consultation survey.

In the chart WB refers to Ward Briefing. As you will see Jennie and I have ensured some issues, identified as low priority have been bought forward. They are all easy to implement and low cost. The bid ticket item is the one being delayed pending more information from DPTI about what they will be doing with South Road.

Work on South Road is likely (in my opinion) to occur in 2 to 3 years at best and hence we have held back on what would have been the big cost of implementing the LATM

Description/Street Recommended Priority (from Consultant Report) Timing
Byron Road (slow points) Medium (3-5 years) As per the Council endorsement, changes to slow points will be considered upon DPTI’s confirmation on the future of South Road
Canterbury Terrace High (1-3 years) The work request has been issued to A&I refer the item A38 of Goodwood Sth ward briefing
East Avenue High (1-3 years) Pedestrian ‘Kerb Build outs’ -Concept designs are being prepared – Concept to be available by end of July/ early August – a Work Request will be issued to A&I following the concept design work.
Additional Parking Restrictions  Medium (3-5 years) Additional Parking controls at Dryden Road and Hartland Avenue – A work will be issued to A&I by end of June with an aim to install the signs by end of July. (although a Medium priority, direction at WB is to proceed with recommendation)
Byron Road and Cowper Road –
Local Shops Access 
Low ( 5 years and beyond) Negotiation will be undertaken with the shopping centre owner/manager as per the Council endorsement – commencement from late August 2014  (although a Low priority, direction at WB is to proceed with recommendation)

Canterbury & Parker Terrace Planting not far away

Working from home can have advantages in that I can spy Council people hovering around. This morning I caught two looking at the pavers in the carpark bays at the southern end of Parker Terrace this morning.

They were checking out the pavers in this area I believe with a view to determining if to repair them and re-level them before or after the planting. If where up to me I would re-level the paving and then do the planting. Less chance of damaging the trees that way.

Anyway the good news is this is evidence to me that we will see some action on these town streets soon. It may be that the paving work is to be scheduled to commence in the next two weeks. Planting I expect will follow soon after.

This is of course something I can confirm at our next Ward Briefing, which is scheduled for Thursday week. So keep an eye on the two roads and this blog site for further news.

Canterbury Terrace approved

An amended motion from the one recommended by Council’s admin put forward by Jennie and I was unanimously approved at Council last Monday night in front of a number of Goodwood South residents who made  the journey up to Fullarton Park Community Centre to witness Council in action.

The motion that was unanimously approved reads as follows:
That:
1. The report be received.
2. The proposed changes (as outlined in Attachment 1 to Item 1110/14) at the intersection of Canterbury Terrace and East Avenue be implemented.
3. The existing verge area be replanted with the selected tree species and understory.
4. Staff continue to monitor bicycle traffic in both Canterbury Terrace and through the intersection at East Avenue and report back to Council in 12 months.
5. The community originally consulted on the matter and all other respondents be notified of the Council’s decision.
6. The ‘No Parking” Zone be retained in Canterbury Terrace.
Items 3,4 & 5 were added by us as we, along with a few residents are not convinced the staff’s recommendation for getting cross East Avenue is workable, that the planting selection needed to be noted with residents feeling that this was being ignored, and because there has been a lot of interest in this issue and people who contributed needed to be kept in the loop and not find out when work begins.
Item 6 was included at the last minute thanks to an observation by a resident on the night.
The work has been budgeted for and planting WILL occur, along with the adjacent Parker Avenue during the current planting season, somewhere between now and September.

Canterbury Terrace Finally comes before Council

Just in time from my return from a short holiday the long awaited and much debated solution to make Canterbury Terrace safer with the advent of the bike riders from the Government’s Greenways Project is set to come before Council at our upcoming meeting.

After much public debate we (the elected members) we have two options to decide between. One of these will be (from memory) option 3, the extension of the Greenways bike track which will relocate the trees further out from the track. This option you will recall is a two way option, keeping the left turn from East Avenue.

Since the consultation however our admin have secured what they believe to be reliable data of bike traffic movement using Canterbury Terrace. Word is the traffic volume, even if 5 times more than what it is, does not warrant doing any work other than cleaning up the East Avenue crossing to facilitate bikes and pedestrians getting safely across east Avenue to Cromer Parade, which no-one is yet to see.

So the second option, which is the recommended option (Option 1 in the agenda), will be to leave Canterbury Terrace as it is, except for changes to alignments at East Avenue. This of course is far from what the consultants felt would be necessary and it goes without saying will also keep the left hand turn from East Avenue.

Sounds like a suitable solution/recommendation eve though our Administration were not keen to let you know about it first which provides little opportunity for you to determine if there are concerns or not. I am not happy that this is the case but I reckon the vast majority of you will probably agree with it.

Here is a link to the report on the Council Website the meeting agenda, providing you with the opportunity, albeit fleeting, to advise any concerns you may have before it is considered by Council.

http://www.unley.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/minutesAgendas/Council%20Agenda%20April%202014-1.pdf

If you do have concerns let me know.

Canterbury Terrace comes before Council this month

Our administration has confirmed today that Canterbury Terrace WILL be coming to Council this month.

The final detail is being finalised as we speak. It will be submitted for edification to management by the end of this week, which is the timeline in order for it to be part of this month’s agenda.


I expect the report may include information on the number of cyclists using the Greenways path and therefore the number of cyclists using this intersection. This will obviously inform the final recommendation put to Council.

Council meets net on Monday 28th April. The agenda for the meeting is due to be posted on the Council website the previous Thursday. This is the same day it is becomes available to elected members.

With Friday being Anzac Day I expect this will be bought forward to the Wednesday.

I invite you to check it out and let me know your thoughts prior to Council considering it.

PS   And I confirm I still expect the two way solution to be recommended.

Traffic Woes become Elected Member Woes

This blog is prompted by the article in this weeks Eastern Courier Messenger and reaffirms observations in my previous recent blogs on the Black Forest LATM and the Canterbury Terrace options for connectivity to East Avenue.

Unfortunately the Eastern Courier reported has not picked up on the facts with Canterbury Avenue and has inadvertently misquoted Jennie and I on the dead ends of streets of Black Forest with South Road.

So even though I have blogged on this previously hear are the facts again;

1   The State Government is going to turn (eventually) South Road into a non-stop road which means at least restricted access to and from side streets connecting with it.
2   We have received advice that this may mean that what I thought might be the case, no right hand turns in or out, may wind up being no access period, by way of creating dead ends. Either way traffic into and out of Black Forest is going to be significantly restricted.
3   So if Dryden Road, Cowper Road, Byron Road, Forest avenue become dead ended it will be the State Government doing it, not Council.
4   I personally pushed for a change in the proposed motion at last weeks Council meeting to delay doing any work (ie spending money) on Byron Road until we could ascertain what the Government’s intentions are.
5   Council are not considering a one way option for Canterbury Avenue. It is actually considering  a two way option and this is likely to come before Council in April for approval.
6   The Consultant encouraged Council to consider the one way option but Council does not have to do what the Consultants recommend and as noted in 5 above …. aren’t.

So beyond that and speaking on Jennie’s behalf without asking her first we are both of the view that Canterbury Terrace have a two way intersection with East Avenue.

Black Forest LATM Moves to next stage

The much awaited Black Forest LATM report by Tonkin Consulting was received and considered by Council tonight.

It included a number of recommendations including for Canterbury Terrace. Council considered the recommendations excluding those for Canterbury Terrace.

As I trust most people in Black Forest are already aware Council have already proceeded with working through the issues concerning Canterbury Terrace. This is considering the clash of cars, bikes entering Canterbury Terrace from the Government’s new Greenways bike path), pedestrians crossing from the Rail Station to the Community Centre and getting our trees back.

The proposals for this are expected to be put before Council at the end of April and the one way option that Tonkin’s are asking us to consider have been. The option to be recommended to Council is likely to be the 2 way option that includes extending the Greenways path along the corridor to east Avenue with a verge with small trees and shrubs separating this from the road. More on that in April.

In light of information to hand concerning the possibility of road closures by the Government (whoever gets into power) of all Black Forest roads that intersect with South Road to facilitate their non stop South Road goal we also determined we should hold off on any decision concerning the Byron Road slow points.

We accepted that there would be little point in spending money of significance on Byron Road if it were to become a dead end in the near to mid future. Once the State election is out of the way and we know who the Government is we will then be better placed to consider the Byron Road options.

We have agreed to proceed as follows as far as the remainder of their recommendations:

ü  Council install kerb build outs at several locations along East Avenue as shown in the concept
plan.
ü  Signpost a No Stopping restriction on the southern side of Dryden Road through the bend into Gordon Road.
ü  Signpost a 2 Hour Parking restriction (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) along the eastern side of the
Hartland Avenue, between Aroha Terrace and Dunrobin Street.
ü  Discuss the practically of alternative access arrangements with the shop owners of the Black Forest Shopping Centre and mark ‘Keep Clear’ messages in Byron Road and Cowper Road.

Watch this space next month when I should be able to report on Canterbury Terrace.

Long Awaited Report on Black Forest LATM arrives

The long awaited report on the Black Forest LATM has arrived and will be presented to Council for direction next Tuesday night.

The report can be found at the following web link

http://www.unley.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/Att%201%20Item%201070%20FCM%2011%20March%202014.pdf

The Administration report and recommendation to Council can be found at

http://www.unley.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/Item%201070%20FCM%2011%20March%202014.pdf

A lot of work has gone into this and there are a number of differing views from within the suburb. I understand the consultant has views that may not be shared with most and indeed the administration may be making recommendations at variance to the consultants recommendations.

I have yet to read it, having just received it.

I send it our first to you so you can see what is on offer.

Jennie & i will be enjoying coffee at Carnevale on East Avenue between 2 & 4 if you wish to share thoughts on either report.

Canterbury Terrace and Black Forest LATM to go to Council in March

After Council’s Administration has worked it’s way through the results of extensive consultation a report looks like both projects being ready to go to Council next month for decisions.

In concert with the wide LATM we expect to particularly have a solution put before us on Canterbury Terrace and the need to share this road between cars and bikes, keep parking and allow the trees to be returned.

The input from residents has been fantastic and Council have therefore a good handle on where resident sit with all the issues. This will be weighed up against the advice of the traffic consultants employed to investigate and suggest solutions.

The impact of the State Government’s proposal for a non stop north south corridor on South Road will also inform the debate.

Keep an eye on this blog site for further updates and notice of when it comes before Council.

Canterbury Terrace Public Forum a success

Unley Council yesterday afternoon held a public briefing session on the Canterbury Terrace redevelopment. By my count somewhere between 30 and 50 people turned up which was fantastic.

It is great to see so many people take an active interest in their neighbourhood.
A number of people sought clarification on the benefits AND the consequences of each option we are asking you to consider. This was refreshing for me as it means that there was an intent by many to look past their own self interest and at least understand what each option will mean to their neighbours in streets other than their own.
Well Done Guys!
A number of observations that were made from those I had the opportunity to speak with I appreciated. 
When all submissions have been received and collated by our staff it is my intention to read each and every submission. Whatever solution council ultimately decides on I want to make sure that all relevant consequences are understood; by residents and rate payers and councillors alike.
If you have yet to put your submission in please do so. The more input we get from those affected the greater the chance that we will get it right.
Before doing so please take the time to understand the consequences of each option, not just the benefits. As everyone I spoke to yesterday concurs there is a social cost for each of the options on the table.
I expect that our admin will have a report ready for council to consider maybe in February next year. If all works out we should have determined a preferred option and proceed with detailed design work for it (the preferred option).
That will hopefully provide us with your further input a project that can be costed ready for funding and hopefully proceeding.
PS   The wider traffic issues of Black Forest will be put to Council I believe in January when the results of the LATM are tabled.

Have Your Say on Canterbury Terrace

Our traffic and landscaping teams have together looked at what options are available to look at the solving the safety issues identified in our recent Black Forest LATM after community feedback earlier this year.

Residents of Canterbury Terrace and Parker Terrace Clarence Park (the most affected amenity wise)  have received letters this week as have the wider Black Forest street network. Just in case you missed out I am attaching the pictorial display of the options in this blog post.

They have worked hard on addressing the two major concerns that have been portrayed thus far and they are:

Keeping 2 way traffic
And returning the treescape

Please read the information carefully so that you are truly informed of the merits of each option. Each has advantages but each come with some form of cost to the community. If you wish to discuss this feel free to get back to either Jennie or I.

An opportunity to discuss issues with our staff will be provided at the Clarence Park Community Centre between 4.00pm and 6.00pm on Wednesday 11th December 2013.  I have marked this in my diary.

I encourage you all to respond to this survey, either by posting the response form back to council, providing an email to [email protected].

When this comes before Council early next year I hope that we have the best possible cross section of thoughts from the community to better inform our decision making.

Solutions for Canterbury Parker Terraces still awaited.

Finding an answer that will keep two way traffic and trees in Canterbury Terrace is yet to be solved. Going back out to public consultation is therefore delayed, hopefully though not for too much longer.

Two issues have been occupying MY thinking time since my last blog post about the possible electrical infrastructure we might see at Clarence Park Railway Station.

The first is what trees can we use to camouflage the DPTI structure. Yes I firmly believe keeping the trees is a priority. Without trees Canterbury & Parker Terraces will become a barren area that will take on an industrial look if the infrastructure at Emerson is repeated here. This will be a 180 degree turnaround on what the streets once were, just this time last year.

So what sort of trees. This I will leave to our Sustainable Officer Trevor Stein to investigate. All I can say is the two species previously offered in order to appease the electrical safety zones required by DPTI were deciduous. Unless the electrical infrastructure is to be less obtrusive than I am expecting the trees surely must be evergreen.

So when we are in a position to come back to the public for their thoughts on the options we will have to offer evergreens will be one option.

The other thing exercising my mind is understanding what might occur in Parker Terrace should angled parking be the answer to solve the conflict in Canterbury Terrace. In other words I have been feeling that this road might have to become one way in order to save Canterbury being one way.

Without preempting what our traffic engineers will advise I took a visit down to Aroha Terrace east where tram parking has been accommodated. This street (see the pictures above) from rial verge to fence is 200 mm wider than Parker Terrace (fence to fence).

It does take 2 way traffic but is one way for a section of the road (at the west end). I am presuming from this that we might be able to replicate this if we go all the way the rail corridor fence AND shorten the footpath width by a metre. To achieve this would be major work that has not been foreshadowed in our long term financial plan. It would include not only removing trees from the east side of Parker Terrace but relocating the power lines. Oooh! Now there’s an exercise.

We must of course await our traffic engineers advice before reacting. I am just putting pen to paper to let everyone know the answers aren’t simple.

By the way I am catching up with our Mayor today to give him some background to the challenges we are facing.

Canterbury Concerns Cause Conflict

While we await our administrations efforts to provide options for two way vehicular access fear is emanating in and around Canterbury Terrace that they may not see their trees being replaced.

It appears there is a belief out there, and I have heard it from at least 5 residents now, that council has made a decision to abandon tree replacement to allow 2 way car traffic and that we are avoiding letting our residents know; to be less than transparent as it where.

Let me assure everyone that this is NOT the case.


Yes, council is responding to an overwhelming call to ensure two way traffic. Clearly residents in streets other than Canterbury Terrace stand the chance of having extra traffic down their street. It is only fair and reasonable that we respond to this concern. The concern was expressed in force to council after a local resident not living in this street galvanised support and it would be fair to say that most who responded may well have done so without realizing that this might mean the loss of the trees.
My post on this blog site back on the 16th August http://donpalmer.org/?p=447 indicated we (Council) were looking at additional options. This post clearly indicated an option provided to Jennie & I back then included replacing the trees.
What I did not indicate back then is that we have asked admin to look at an option for angled parking in Parker Terrace. We have yet to hear back from them and it may or may not prove a suitable option. Time will tell and if felt worthy of pursuing, this will extend the consultation because residents east of the line will need to be included in the next round of consultation.
So that everyone is on the same page the following is my understanding of the situation we are addressing. With the advent of extra bike traffic (and how much is not known) we will have a safety issue at the East avenue intersection.
It is as far as I can see a situation where we cannot have two directions of cars, bikes, parking and trees. The road simply is not wide enough to accommodate all these components. And that is based on the regulations managed by DPTI.
Bikes are a non negotiable. We cannot refuse to allow the bikes coming along the State Government built Greenways path between Emerson Station and Clarence Park Station. And neither would we want to.
So something else has to give. It will either be south bound car traffic, parking or trees. We could of course ignore safety and wait for an accident and then be criticized (rightfully) by all and sundry for not having done something.
Problem is, with all things council, it takes forever to make a decision, something I grapple with as a self employed small business owner used to making decisions. But it has to be this way, as we need to take on board the feelings and thoughts of those most affected and that (sorry to say) takes time. Yes transparency dictates the need to take this time, improving the chances of getting the decision right.
Please be assured no decisions have or will be made without further consultation.
Yes! unlike our recent experiences in Goodwood South where the State Government have paid (according to residents) lip service to consultation, we will keep you in the loop all the way and take on board what you say. 
It is why Local Government is just that, Local; and why it should be retained.

Canterbury Terrace Options Progress

Council staff presented three new options to Jennie and I yesterday at our monthly Ward Briefing. All three options allowed for cars to travel 2 ways. Safety concerns surrounded two of the options however.

Staff have responded to the overwhelming concerns about the East Avenue intersection being restricted to one way for cars in order to save the trees. They put forward three options.

Two of the options had cars competing with bikes which all at the meeting felt was a safety risk we should not take. One of these options allowed parking along the rail corridor but no landscaping. The other allowed landscaping but prevented parking.

The third option allowed for the bike path (greenways) to extend all the way to East Avenue. The greenways of course is a State Government project and we find ourselves looking at an option for the sake of road safety that we would not have had to entertain had it not been for the Government’s greenways project.

Of course finding a solution to joint road use and this is one road that does present that way is something that fits the 30 year plan we developed out of the the Community of Possibilities Public Consultation last year.

Unfortunately this 3rd proposal reduces parking along Canterbury Terrace. I say unfortunately because parking in and around the Community Centre on the corner of Canterbury and East Avenue is another major concern identified by residents at our recent public meetings.

To address parking concerns we have asked staff to look at Parker Terrace to see if we can convert the current parallel parking in Parker Terrace to angled parking. Initial investigations suggest this is possible but a full review is needed to see if it is indeed feasible.

This option will allow a narrow verge between the cars and the bikes which can be planted with trees similar to those you have all had an opportunity to comment on.

The other obstacles with this option will see the gum trees (two maybe three by my reckoning) at risk of being removed and there may be an issue, having just walked the road myself, with off street parking for residents.

So progress is being made but we are far from able to present workable solutions for further comment from you. This means that nothing will happen for a while except the ash trees, which we all know are dead or dying, can be removed.

When we have something we will go back to you and seek your further feedback because the best option needs all of us to contribute to.

Re-vegetation Node Meetings to occur soon.

The 4 Node meetings with residents along the rail corridor to discuss how council may re vegetate the areas along and/or adjacent the corridor are about to happen. This is Councils opportunity to give the residents an amenity, in many cases destroyed by DPTI as they carried out their various projects within the corridor.

Council identified 4 “nodes” that have particular circumstances requiring particular solutions rather than try to come up with a generic solution along the entire length of the corridor within our City boundaries.

Residents in the Cowper Street vicinity will have a meeting with DPTI this week. If this goes well Council will take the opportunity to turn this meeting into a node meeting.

Canterbury and Parker Terrace residents will be next, maybe later this month. The date will be worked out between Council and DPTI at a joint admin meeting this week. The Cromer Parade node and the Goodwood Junction (Devon Street, Richard Street etc) node will follow.

Addressing part of the LATM for Black Forest is part of the Canterbury, Parker Terrace “node”. A mid week meeting is being planned, and it is expected we should be able to conduct this at the Clarence Park Community Centre in Canterbury Terrace.

Solutions on the table for Black Forest LATM

Black Forest Residents will be asked shortly to attend a public forum in the Clarence Park Community Centre to discuss options that have been designed by our staff to address the various issues identified in the recent Local Area Traffic Management survey.

Central to the design options will be the treatment of Canterbury Terrace which will now be part of the Greenways Bike Path. This will also impact on the residents of Parker Terrace because we have combined the solutions for the re vegetation of the Rail line between Canterbury and Parker Terraces.
Three options will be offered for this .
A full copy of the report can be found at http://www.unley.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/news/20121294FR1C_Black%20Forest%20LATM%20Draft%20for%20Consultation%20-%20reduced.pdf
The highlights, apart from addressing the future needs of Canterbury Terrace, include but is not limited to:
1   The traffic data did not back up concerns about excessive speeds.
2   A number of options for addressing Bryon Road are included in the report.
3   One option, limiting parking for the Byron Road bend (at the playground)
4   A half road closure (see in the report) for the Canterbury East Avenue intersection to allow bikes to cross east Avenue
5   Kerb build outs are suggested in lieu of pedestrian refuges along East Avenue
  
There are some issues identified that require more input before offering solutions.
This has been a great combined effort, residents and council working together but the party has not finished yet. We have some more discussions before we can reasonably believe we have addressed hat needs to be addressed.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and who will again at the forum. Invitations will go out shortly for this.

PS       The Leah Street speed cushions (not in Black Forest of course) were identified as a major concern.