Congestion eased outside of school

A bid to ease congestion on a narrow street outside Selwyn House School has been approved.

The city council is set to put 3min parking restrictions in place on Merivale Lane after receiving approval from the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board.

The move comes after the school approached city council staff with a request for an
on-site visit to look at solutions for the pick-up and drop-off congestion.

“The reason this request has been initiated is that the school requires a safe area for parents and caregivers to park and pick-up and drop-off children,” a city council staff report said.

The 3min parking area outside the school is currently P120 between 8am and 4pm on school days. It will change to P120 between 9am and 3pm on school days and P3 from 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm.

The project will cost $1200 and be completed four weeks after the city council selects a contractor.