Traffic concerns denied

August 2, 2007 at 8:33 am | Posted in Traffic-pedestrian issues | 3 Comments

The Wellington City Council and the Wellington Road Policing Unit reckon no-one has complained about pedestrian safety at the intersections of Buckle, Taranaki and Arthur Sts, according to a Citylife article last week, “School sees red over drivers running lights”. Clearly Mt Cook School disagrees, as do a number of residents who have called both the Police and the Council about safety at the two major Buckle Street intersections near the school. More on this shortly…

Posted by Geoff

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  1. I have started using the NZ Police’s online traffic reporting site [ http://www.police.govt.nz/service/road/roadwatch.html ] to report red-light runners at the intersection of Tory and Buckle Sts. Every night on my way home I just grab the number, make and model of the last car through the red light, and write it up.

    I don’t really expect the runners to pay much attention to the notices they get from the police (I didn’t *whistles innocently*) but I am expecting that a steady stream of reports from the public about the same thing happening at the same place to have _some_ impact on the Police.

  2. Great idea Jon. We’ll be doing the same and hope the habit of noticing and reporting errant drivers spreads. Cheers

  3. I was listening to National Radio this morning, and there was an interesting segment on traffic calming using “mental roadbumps”. The audio can be accessed here:
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday
    Although I suspect the link will quickly expire. The interviewee was David Engwicht, so seaching on the RadioNZ site for him – or googling him (it’s a fairly unique name) should find something relevant pretty quick.

    Regards
    Jon


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