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East Street Cycle Link And Safety Improvements Proposed

Creating a safe environment for people travelling around
the City Rail Link (CRL) Karangahape Station construction
zone is behind a proposed East Street cycleway link and
safety improvements on the surrounding
streets.

Auckland Transport (AT) is proposing a range
of tactical changes including a cycleway link between Te Ara
I Whiti – Lightpath and Karangahape Road, via East
Street.

AT Programme Manager, Ian Howell says “With
the number of heavy trucks entering the CRL worksite
continuing to increase, we want to ensure that people
walking, riding bikes, or driving through this area are safe
and protected,” he says.

The proposal includes
turning East Street into a one way for vehicles northbound
between Canada and Galatos Streets and installing a two-way
protected cycleway.

Speed tables will be also
installed to create a slower-speed environment for all road
users. To assist with wayfinding, the colour scheme for the
cycleway and slow speed areas will match that of Te Ara I
Whiti – Lightpath and the Karangahape Road Enhancements,
with their distinctive magenta colouring.

The proposal
affects South Street, East Street, West Terrace and Galatos
Street and will remain in place until the Karangahape
Station is completed in 2024.

Mr Howell says these
initiatives will not only encourage safer speeds but will
also provide a more predictable and clearer road layout
making it easier for people to get around.

“There is
a lot going on in this area right now with the CRL works and
the Karangahape Road Enhancements project. We are expecting
many more people on bikes to be using Karangahape Rd when
the new cycleway is completed. The East Street Link will
provide a safe way of connecting to Te Ara I Whiti –
Lightpath”

Waitematā Local Board member Graeme
Gunthorp

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Downtown Arlington shops celebrate Abram Street remodel

As Hershey Jones set up his namesake restaurant in downtown Arlington in late 2019, Abram Street was undergoing a facelift of its own.

The arterial roadway, running from downtown to the Grand Prairie city limits, had been under some form of construction since 2014. Workers roped off lanes to install new drainage or sewer pipes or reduced lanes to make space for wider sidewalks or lighting. For Jones’ first several months running Hershey’s Palace at 513 E. Abram St., construction complicated parking and downtown.

“It raised a flag,” he said, “but I saw that it was further completed than from the time that I did what I had to do, that it wouldn’t affect me as much.”

Now, as the city puts the finishing touches on the project, Jones is seeing more people walk around — and passersby are seeing more of the businesses that line the street.

“We want people to get out and see that downtown Arlington has improved,” he said.

Mayor Jeff Williams had a similar message Friday at the intersection of Abram and Mary streets. In front of around 50 officials and business leaders, he said better days are ahead for the city, especially downtown.

“We know that we’re not totally out of the pandemic, but we need to take note of great accomplishments, and definitely Abram is one of those,” Williams said.

The project, which voters voted to fund in the 2008 bond elections, spanned seven miles, from Collins Street to just past state Highway 360. Its completion marks the end of construction-related traffic headaches for downtown businesses and motorists. The six-year project was the largest street rebuild in the city’s history, according to officials.

Along Abram Street’s downtown stretch, businesses have started to see the renovation’s effects.

Natalie Ellis, general manager of the record

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Inside this four-bedroom at 8 Carrington Street in Canberra lies a pool, cabana and sunken bath


By Alice Murphy For Daily Mail Australia

05:50 07 Oct 2020, updated 06:21 07 Oct 2020

  • An architect has created a one-of-a-kind home in one of Canberra’s most sought-after suburbs
  • The two-storey house at 8 Carrington Street in Deakin has won awards for its incredibly luxurious design 
  • Fitted with gold marble and imported Turkish tiles, is has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a two car garage
  • Standout features include a sunken bathtub and a vacuum cleaner built into the walls of the house
  • There’s also a heated swimming pool, hotel-style cabana and waterfall benchtops in the chef’s kitchen

An architect has created a one-of-a-kind house in one of Canberra’s most sought-after suburbs.

Designed by Alessandro D’Ambrosio of local firm Arkitex in 2018, the two-storey at 8 Carrington Street in Deakin has won awards for its extraordinarily luxurious design – and it’s not hard to see why.

Fitted with gold marble and imported Turkish tiles, the opulent home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a heated outdoor swimming pool and hotel-style cabana, which looks more like a fixture of a Spanish resort than something you’d find in a backyard.

Standout features include a sunken bathtub flushed into the floor of the master ensuite and a ducted vacuum cleaner built into the walls, so the lucky owners need never lug a machine around again.

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The two-storey at 8 Carrington Street in Deakin, Canberra, designed by local architect Alessandro D’Ambrosio in 2018
The one-of-a-kind house (pictured) has won awards for its extraordinarily luxurious design, with standout features including a heated outdoor swimming pool, hotel-style cabana and a sunken bathtub flushed into gold marble

The property, which is described as ‘old charm meets the pinnacle of modern design’, has a sprawling 293 square metre living space – 51 larger than the

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Inside the Japanese retreat at 28 Mackennal Street in Canberra

Behind the unique front of this 1950s home lies a spectacular ‘Japanese retreat’ – complete with a dreamy bathroom sanctuary, modern decor and an airy open plan living area perfect for entertaining

  • An architect has created an epic oriental retreat fronted by an unassuming façade on a quiet Canberra street
  • The one-of-a-kind home at 28 Mackennal Street in Lyneham was inspired by Japanese interior design
  • Made from Australian-sourced recycled materials, it has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a four-car garage
  • Standout features include a bath clad in Tasmanian oak and a grass-watering system controlled from an app
  • The outdoor deck is made out of timber salvaged from a basketball court at the Australian Institute of Sport
  • So unique is the design that the home is nominated for the 2020 Master Builders Association Housing Awards

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An architect has transformed a 1950s brick cottage into a unique oriental retreat fronted by an unassuming façade on a quiet Canberra street.

Redesigned in collaboration between construction firm MegaFlora and architect Blake O’Neill, the one-of-a-kind two-storey at 28 Mackennal Street in Lyneham, in the capital’s leafy north, was inspired by the owners’ love of Japanese interiors which are simple but always of the highest quality craftsmanship.

Built from recycled materials sourced across New South Wales and the ACT, the four-bedroom house – which took three years to complete – has sustainability etched into every corner.

The outdoor entertainment deck is made out of timber salvaged from an old basketball court at the Australian Institute of Sport, while a whopping 680 metres of repurposed hardwood battens run along the ceiling alone.

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The redesigned 1950s cottage at 28 Mackennal Street in Canberra, which has been transformed into a unique four-bed home

The redesigned 1950s cottage at 28 Mackennal Street in Canberra,

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$6.8 million in improvements to 24th Street delight university | Articles

CORRIDOR THROUGH CREIGHTON CAMPUS IS REDESIGNED TO PRIORITIZE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Creighton University celebrated improvements Thursday to 24th Street, which runs through the heart of the university.

The City of Omaha contributed $3.9 million and Creighton $2.9 million, the university said.

The project is designed to slow traffic, making it safer for students and other pedestrians. The street has become two lanes instead of four, and a median separates traffic. Creighton said it also wanted to beautify the corridor with plants and trees and improve access to and from North Omaha.

Improvements also will give 24th Street more of a gateway feeling to Creighton.

Among those attending the ceremony were Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert; the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, president of Creighton; and LaVonya Goodwin, president of the board of the North 24th Street Business Improvement District. The improvement zone covers about five blocks, from Cass to Cuming Streets.

The project also features bicycle lanes, bus shelters and a traffic roundabout to further slow traffic near 24th and Cass Streets. The roundabout will be named Haddix Circle, to honor George and Susan Haddix, who have contributed to this and other Creighton projects.

Hendrickson has said the section with a traffic

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