Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Traffic Signals on Highgate

Traffic Signals on Highgate

Dunedin (Tuesday, 1 July 2014) – A pedestrian crossing on a busy city road is about to become safer for school children and traffic.

The Dunedin City Council is installing traffic signals on Highgate at the existing pedestrian crossing between Selkirk and Fifield Streets.

DCC Senior Traffic Engineer Ron Minnema says, “The risk to individual pedestrians in Dunedin is the second highest risk in the country and this is one small step towards improving that position. Our Integrated Transport Strategy also has a focus on improving safety near schools, a focus we take seriously.”

The signals are being installed because community feedback and DCC research indicate the traffic immediately before and after school hours is placing pedestrians and those supervising the pedestrian crossing at risk. There have been a number of near misses involving motorists who are legally required to give way to people using the pedestrian crossing, but have failed to do so.

“The continuous stream of traffic during these periods often does not stop to allow people to cross safely. There are also often many small groups crossing separately, disrupting traffic and causing driver frustration.”

The signals will remain green unless a pedestrian has pressed the button to activate the pedestrian phase. During periods when traffic flows are heavy, pedestrians wishing to use the signalised crossing may experience delays of up to 40 seconds between successive pedestrian phases.

The signals are scheduled to be installed between 7 July and 11 August 2014 as part of a package of road safety works being undertaken around the city. It is hoped some of the work will occur in the school holidays to minimise risk and disruption to traffic.

Mr Minnema says, “During the commissioning of any traffic project, there is a slight increase in risk as road users get used to the new layout and adjust their behaviour. We, and the Police, will be monitoring the area to ensure people understand what they are supposed to do. We will also work closely with Kaikorai Primary School and its walking school bus and will be using temporary traffic management tools such as bollards to highlight the changed Businesses in Roslyn have been advised of the changes and letters sent to residents in the
affected part of Highgate. The work is expected to cost $103,700.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. This time around, a couple of parliamentary Undersecretary posts in education and regulatory reform have been thrown in, plus an annual salary of $175,000 while he learns the ropes. Shouldn’t Seymour at least be put on a 90 day trial before he gets his hands on that sort of serious moolah?

It would be for his own good, really. At this rate, Act is never going to learn how to make its own way in the world More>>

 

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

'Safe To Re-Enter' - OIA Docs: Safety Is Absolute Priority At Pike River Mine

“We understand that the time it is taking to complete our evaluation of the risks is frustrating for the family members and we are trying to complete this work as quickly as we can,” Ms Dunphy says. “It is Solid Energy’s responsibility to make this decision and we will do so, once we have all the information required to make a fully-informed decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Images & Report: Mihi To Welcome Newly-Elected MPs To Parliament

The 29 newly elected MPs were welcomed into Parliament with a Mihi. Parliament’s current Speaker David Carter offered advice from his experience working in Parliament advising the MPs to work collaboratively. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Very Bad Year

While Labour leader David Cunliffe still appears to be in denial about the extent of Saturday night’s debacle, there was hardly a single redeeming feature about the election results for the centre-left... More>>

ALSO:

General Election NZ: National Win

Election Night: With almost all votes counted National and John Key have won a third term and are close to being able to govern alone if they so choose. Key has indicated he will still reach out to form a Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party. More>>

ALSO:

Perfectly-Timed Anniversaries: Suffrage Day Is Last Chance To Enrol

“The last chance to enrol is Friday 19 September. You can’t enrol on election day.” More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news