Pedestrian crossing badly needed on Newton Rd

Reported in the Footpath/pavement category anonymously at 12:25, Tue 17 April 2012

Sent to Auckland Transport 22 min later.

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The footpath on the south side of Newton Rd over the motorway on-ramp is a pedestrian death trap and really needs a marked crossing. It's a busy intersection and if there is a gap in the traffic turning left onto the ramp then you have all the cars waiting to turn right. Basically you are left hoping for some kind of miracle break in traffic or trust that the vehicles traveling west in the left hand lane without a signal on are actually not turning, which doesn't work so well. I really cringe the times I've seen older people try to cross there - you need to be able to move fast. Please paint some crosswalk lines.

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Reply from Road Corridor Operations department May 1, 2012: We are writing to you in regards to your request for a pedestrian crossing on the North-western Motorway on-ramp from Newton Road. Your request was passed onto our Road Corridor Operations Department for investigation. The intersection of Newton Road and the motorway on-ramp has been identified and highlighted on a region wide listing for pedestrian and cyclist safety improvements on motorway on-ramps. Currently we are prioritising intersections on this list for investigation and improvement. This will be prioritised against other projects within the region subject to available funding. Therefore at this stage we are unable to provide you with a timeframe of when the investigation will be carried out. Please be assured that we take the issue of pedestrian and cyclist safety seriously and appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. Customer Management Team | Road Corridor Operations

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