Footpath safety ~ Auckland Transport ask me “what is your problem?”

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Reported in the Footpath/pavement category anonymously at 08:20, Sat 23 April 2011

Sent to Auckland Transport 1 min later.

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Is it just too hard to remove the “tactile paving” I have nick named “footpath cancer” outside two Newmarket temporary train stations that have gone since January 2010, while I have only lost shoe traction while walking on these while it has been raining, I have heard of two other stories that lost more than that. Are we waiting for someone to be hospitalized before something is done? To show my commitment to promoting footpath safety if you post me authorization I will remove them myself, I have no intentions of removing them if I am going damage the surrounding footpath. This is the third time I have brought this to the attention at this web site. By the way the history of me walking to work started when I was working at Pakuranga I got sick of just missing one bus then have to wait about 30 minutes, then three more buses would come within a few minutes of each other, that either one bus could be used to take me to Pakuranga shopping centre (it is just too hard to space them out every ten minutes). So I decided I may as walk instead of waiting, I walked from Newmarket to Pakuranga and back each work day the only problem I had was cars parked over the footpath and motorist trying to run me over as I walked past driveways. Now I don't care about buses at all, Auckland buses have lost out on thousands of dollars through lost bus fares because of this. Every two years I have to do “safe working practices” (& first aid) I get the same old story's “who gives a toss? and procrastination is the game” like the joker who thought it was neat to walk around with a safety harness trailing behind him on the floor. (you go up a ladder and clip the harness to the roof so you don't fall down off the ladder) on his last day, the last thing he did was walk into a lift. At work I used to leave safety glass on the work table of a drill press, so the next person could put them on before using the drill to save their eyes in case a accident happens, somebody who has never done a “safe working course” comes along and sticks them away in a box, I am sick of been surrounded by people who don't care about safety. ONE LAST POINT NEVER RING ME AT WORK AGAIN AND INTERRUPT ME FROM WORKING, UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING, JUST READ THIS, AND MAKE IT SAFE FOR OUR PEDESTRIANS BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOT SICK OF BUSES. EMAIL REPLY IS BEST! As you can see from the photo it takes up most of the footpath. From Eric

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