An Accessible - completed projects

A number of An Accessible City projects have already been completed. The projects have been prioritised to coincide with the opening of key facilities around the Central City.


Hospital Corner and surrounds - stage one

The first stage of the Hospital Corner work included work on Oxford Terrace, Tuam Street, St Asaph Street, Hagley Avenue and Antigua Street.

The key changes were:

  • Converting Tuam Street to one-way east (between Hagley Avenue and Durham Street)
  • Closing Oxford Terrace to east-bound traffic (except for business owners and service vehicles)
  • Realigning lanes and traffic islands in front of the hospital on Riccarton Avenue
  • Layout changes on Antigua Street, St Asaph and Hagley Avenue

Consultation on the project was completed in September 2014 with the scheme approved by Council in November 2014. Construction was completed in April 2015.


Hagley/Moorhouse corner

This project was designed to reduce traffic on Hagley Avenue and to provide wide shared path along the Hagley Avenue side of Hagley Park.

The key changes were:

  • No entry to Hagley Ave from Moorhouse Ave or Lincoln Road
  • No entry to Moorhouse Ave from Grove Road
  • No right hand turn or through movement into Moorhouse Ave, Lincoln Road, or Grove Road from Hagley Ave
  • No entry to Moorhouse Ave from Grove Road
  • The path in Hagley Park along Hagley Avenue was widened to a four metre wide shared pedestrian and cycle path

Consultation on the project was completed in September 2014, with Council approval in November. Construction was completed in April 2015.


Colombo Street from St Asaph Street to Hereford Street

This section of Colombo Street was upgraded to tie in with the opening of the Bus Interchange.

The key changes were:

  • Colombo Street was upgraded to make it more pedestrian and cycle friendly including new separated ‘Copenhagen-style’ cycle lanes on both sides of Colombo Street between St Asaph and Lichfield streets
  • Work included new kerbs, footpaths, landscaping and road resurfacing
  • Changes were also made in preparation for the 30km/hr speed zone

Consultation on the project was completed in October 2014 and it was approved in December 2014. Construction was completed in October 2015.


Lichfield Street from Durham Street to Manchester Street

The Lichfield Street work was built to create a better connection between the Bus Interchange and the Retail Precinct and to assist with access to car parking.

The key changes were:

  • Lichfield Street was converted from one-way to two-way from just east of the Cambridge Terrace / Durham Street intersection to Manchester Street
  • Lichfield Street became the preferred route into the Retail Precinct parking, and the northern access to the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, along with the northern access to the new Bus Interchange
  • New traffic lights and LED warning lights maximise cyclists’ safety across the new Bus Interchange access from Lichfield Street
  • A ‘Barnes Dance’-style pedestrian crossing was installed on the corner of Colombo and Lichfield streets to reduce conflict with key cycle and walking routes in and out of the Bus Interchange

Consultation on the project was completed in October 2014, it was approved in December and construction finished in October 2015.


Tuam Street between Durham and Barbadoes streets, including a small section of Manchester Street

The Tuam Street work installed a new separated cycleway and facilitated bus access to the new Bus Interchange.

The key changes were:

  • Tuam Street converted to one-way east between Durham and Barbadoes streets
  • A new separated cycle route now runs along the northern side of Tuam Street
  • Signal control and electronic warning arrangements to maximise pedestrian and cyclists’ safety across the new Bus Interchange access from Tuam Street.

Consultation for the project was completed in October 2014, it was approved in December 2014 and construction was completed in October 2015.