Dangerous Pedestrian Crossing

Reported in the Other category anonymously at 20:11, Tue 21 August 2018

Sent to Auckland Council 47 sec later.

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Hi, this concerns the pedestrian crossing on the corner of Brigham Creek Road and Ngahue Crescent. I was driving on Brigham Creek Road, heading towards Upper Harbour Motorway at about 6.40pm today. I was going at the speed limit (50 km/h) following a line of cars along the bend where the crossing is. We all drove through the crossing (about 5 cars including mine), without anyone noticing there was a pedestrian with a dog trying to cross the road from my right to my left. By the time I noticed I was only about 2m from the crossing. I tapped my break trying to stop, but there was a van following me so I didn't think it was safe to stop - so I drove through - signaling an apology to the pedestrian. The van managed to stop in time and let him cross. The crossing is located in the middle of the bend which makes it quite hard for cars to spot pedestrians waiting to cross at night (during the day I think this would be ok, but at night, it's pitch black in this area with only one set of street lights on either end of the crossing). In addition to this, there are also "no right turning" signs for cars heading in the opposite direction, which obstructs the view of the crossing for drivers heading towards Upper Harbour Motorway. Not sure how this should be addressed but there are compounded factors which makes this quite a dangerous crossing (there is also a school nearby which is also quite a worry) - maybe this zebra crossing should be replaced with an actual traffic light crossing to make it safer for pedestrians.

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