Overuse resulting in potential danger to public

Reported in the Road/highway category anonymously at 12:25, Wed 8 December 2010

Sent to Auckland Transport 1 day later.

Javascript is required to view this map.
Woodward Road is being overused (including by large double trailer trucks) as a bypass to taking the lights at Carrington Road and New North Road. A number of problems/issues arise as a result of this overuse. (1) Congestion on Woodward Road can back up right to the railway crossing where cars are momentalily stationed on the crossing - there is a major potential for a car vs train accident. (2) Car parking is permitted on both sides of Woodward Road resulting in essentially a single lane for traffic to pass through. With large numbers navigating this sometimes single lane a car vs car accident is likely. (3) Danger to pedestrians and and cyclists. There is a lot of pedestrian and cycle traffic around Woodward Road with the Unitec and primary school in close proximity. With high volumes of traffic comes increased likelyhood of car vs pedestrian accidents. I have personally almost been knocked off my bicycle by a truck and trailer on Woodward Road. I recommend Woodward Road be made a "one way" or alternatively introduce speed bumps as a deterent to motorists using this merely as a quick bypass.

More issues nearby


Provide an update

Please note that updates are not sent to the Council.

Issue lifecycle
Please enter a time in 24 hour (eg. HH:MM) format. If no time is included, the default will be midnight on the specified date. The current time is: 24 May 2018 - 6:46am
This site is a beta version.