Changes planned for inner-city road system

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Last updated 05:00 13/12/2013

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The Christchurch City Council will start talking to businesses affected by plans to revert Oxford Tce and Lichfield St to a two-way system, and make Tuam St one-way.

Under the transport plan, prepared by the Christchurch Central Development Unit, a big part of central Christchurch, including Cathedral Square and three blocks to the north, south, west and east of the cathedral, will be known as the Core, where traffic will be slowed and pedestrians will get priority.

Cyclists will get a cycling route around the edge of the Core and access through the central city, while motorists will have to slow to 30kmh and contend with changes to the city's one-way system.

The changes include making Tuam St a west to east one-way street that will be the key route into the central city from the west. The change will replace the one-way route between Oxford Tce and Lichfield St, which will revert to two-way traffic.

The council voted to start consultation with those affected by changes to the road systems. Councillors will have a workshop on the first phase of the transport projects in February.

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