Kapi-Mana News : March 19th 2013
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A final report on the overall cost of the event, which was expected to need at least $65,000 to stage, is due this week. Thousands of people poured onto Cannons Creek Park and the event was a success, she says. The Whanau Centre have been instrumental in making it happen, I m hoping the burden on them will not be great. A discussion will also be held in the near future, with community input, on whether Creekfest will con- tinue to be an annual event or be staged once every two years. Clearways anything but LANE LAWS The southbound clearway operates for commuter traffic Mondays to Fridays from 6.30am till 9.30am, and Sundays and public holidays from 3.30pm till 6.30pm for people returning from weekends away or holidays. The northbound clearway operates for commuter traffic Mondays to Fridays from 3.30pm till 6.30pm, and Sundays and public holidays from 11.30am till 2.30pm for people leaving for weekends away or holidays. By ANDREA O'NEIL Confusion reigns Traffic delays are once again mounting on Mana Esplanade, says Porirua City councillor Bron- wyn Kropp. A year after clearways were installed in the outer two lanes, motorists are still confused about where and when they can use them, Ms Kropp has been told by residents. It shouldn t be that difficult or confusing, she says. Using lanes has to be really simple to work out. Weekends are a particular prob- lem, with traffic often backed up all day due to only one lane being in use and people having to merge because they didn t realise outer lanes are for parking, she says. Adding to the road s problems are knock-on effects from delays at Paremata roundabout, and poor driver behaviour in some cases, Ms Kropp says. She would like to see the system change so three of the road s four lanes are open at all times. The southbound lanes should be clear all morning, and the northbound lanes all afternoon -- and vice versa on the weekends, she says. Getting rid of car parks altogether is not desirable for businesses or homeowners. There does still need to be a parking option, we don t want to prevent people having visitors. In fact, more parks are needed, especially for boaties trailers at the weekend, she says. A review of the clearway system is planned for later this year, says NZTA s regional operations man- ager Mark Owen. However, feedback from the community indicates the lanes are working better than their prede- cessor T2 lanes, he says. NZTA monitors the road with CCTV cameras and has not noticed more delays or unsafe merging behaviour since clear- ways were introduced. Rush hour traffic has always been a problem on Mana Espla- nade, and Transmission Gully is being built to alleviate such issues, Mr Owen says.
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