Pedestrian crossing

Reported in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 19:51, Tue 27 June 2017

Sent to Wellington City Council 27 sec later.

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The pedestrian crossing at the intersection on corner of Willis and Ghuznee has a longer period for pedestrians to cross than normal which is good in theory, but I have found that if I arrive at the crossing after the first 10 seconds or so and try to cross vehicles are not aware that I have the right of way and will often not wait. I have seen pedestrians be tooted and yelled at by drivers believing that they have the right of way. I feel unsafe crossing at this intersection unless I am crossing in the normal first 10 seconds that drivers expect. I believe that this crossing is an accident waiting to happen i.e when an unaware driver and a pedestrian who is not a 'defensive pedestrian' meet. I believe Napier also has the longer time period for pedestrians at a few of their intersections but have clear signs stating "turning vehicles give way to pedestrians". Could you please look at putting similar signs up at the crossing at the corner of Willis and Ghuznee or just reverting it to a standard time frame? I'm sure there would be other intersections of this nature that would also benefit from signs reminding drivers to give way to pedestrians.

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