Your feedback needed on proposed pedestrian crossing facility & "raised speed tables" for Meadowbank Rd
Finally, Auckland Transport has responded to residents' requests for a safe way to cross Meadowbank Rd near the two schools Mt Carmel & Meadowbank Primary. They are proposing "raised speed tables", one of which is also a pedestrian crossing facility (note this is not a zebra crossing). Give your feedback BY 5 APRIL to at.govt.nz...
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Saturday 25 November marks White Ribbon Day, an annual event drawing attention to men's violence towards women. New Zealanders are taking The Pledge and making a commitment to stand up, speak out - and act.
Have you watched our film Raise Our Men? Featuring interviews with nine Kiwi men, it demonstrates that change is possible when men are shown and supported to choose a different respectful path. You'll find clips on our website.
The NZ Road Code has this information for pedestrians-"Where there is no footpath:
walk on the side of the road facing oncoming traffic (except on curves, where it is best to walk on the outside edge of the curve)
if possible, walk off the road, or as close as possible to the edge of the road
at night, wear light-coloured or reflective clothing, or carry a torch to help you be seen."
I see that recently pedestrians have been in collisions with vehicles.
I have noticed in Oamaru at night they wear dark clothing and walk on the same side of the road as the traffic. this is not what the rode code recommends.
It is very hard to see these pedestrians at night so it is no wonder they are hit if are not following the rules.
I hope the drivers are not going to be punished for the irresponsibilty of the pedestrians.
Maybe the powers at be could advertise this advice as they seem to concentrate on the vehicle drivers. eg fasten seat belts, don"t use cell phones etc