As in the poem by Carl Sandburg about fog, it seems safety ‘comes on little cat feet’… After AT’s excoriating safety report, we’re starting to see little local upgrades that make things better for people on bikes and on foot. Here’s a bouquet of safety projects in Papatoetoe that deserve your support. Help us create a positive feedback loop for quick, responsive safety fixes by AT!


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Firstly, a stretch of protected bike lane and a new bike crossing signal where Station Road, Wyllie Road, and Shirley Road come together near the train station (see project page).  Feedback closes Monday 9 July!

Click the button below to go to straight to the feedback form. Some suggestions for what to say:

  • ‘Like the proposal but it needs some minor changes.’
  • Ask for the eastbound protected lane to start sooner on Station Road, so cars don’t stray into it.
  • Ask AT to ensure the new bike signal is automated and maximised to encourage convenient bike movements.

SUPPORT THIS BIKE LANE UPGRADE


Secondly, two new raised pedestrian crossings and mid-block refuges near where a man was killed crossing the road last year (see project page and images 1, 2). Feedback closes Friday 20 July!

Click the buttons below to go straight to the feedback forms. 

There are at least three great reasons to be enthused about these new crossings – feel free to mention them in your feedback!

  • The responsiveness to a fatality; this is AT stepping up and making good, which is to be encouraged.
  • The location, near Papatoetoe Central School and a rest home: younger and older pedestrians especially need protection.
  • AT’s strong commitment to putting life and limb ahead of convenience, by prioritising visibility and safety over car parking.

SUPPORT THE NEW CROSSING AT WILMAY AVE

SUPPORT THE NEW CROSSING AT KINGSWOOD AVE

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