Phasing of lights unsafe

Reported in the Traffic lights category by Marian Nouwens at 13:01, Sat 30 April 2016

Sent to Auckland Transport 1 min later.

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The time the lights are green for traffic to proceed from Williamson Ave (WA) and Bayswater Ave (BA) is far too short especially in relation to the very long time traffic has to proceed straight along Lake Road. There is now constantly quite a number of cars queueing to proceed from WA and BA. There is only enough time for 3 cars in total to proceed safely often leaving 4-20 cars waiting through 2 or more phase changes!! Ridiculous! This causes drivers to constantly take risks and try to turn before traffic that has right of way to go straight ahead and also causes drivers to run orange and red lights. So often I have nearly been crashed into because of both of the above. Some cars seem to think they actually have right of way turning from BA into Lake Rd and toot abusively at those to going straight across from WA and the same the opposite way. this happened to me yesterday and I only managed to swerve in the nick of time to avoid the turning car crashing into me. The phasing needs to change immediately and give the BA and WA traffic significantly longer with the green light. Accidents and near accidents occur regularly because of the short phasing. Also there should really be 2 marked lanes on each side of the intersection, one for straight ahead and one for turning. There is room to make these changes. Cars often don't indicate if they're turning also.

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