No road markings to indicate a pedistrian crossing

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Reported in the Road/highway category anonymously at 14:53, Sat 23 July 2016

Sent to Taupo District Council 3 min later.

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On lower Spa Rd, Taupo, opposite Countdown there is a centre stopping point for pedestrians to stop on to cross Spa Road. I nearly run down a pedestrian, because the right hand lane traffic had come to a stop, but the left lane traffic I was travelling in was still flowing. Because I was still able to drive to the flow of traffic I did, but then the pedestrian walked straight out into my lane because the right lane traffic had come to a stop. He clearly thought it was safe to cross!!! I had to slam on my brakes to avoid running him down. I was also driving approximately 30k as it was a busy time and area and living in Taupo I know to be careful. I strongly believe there should be a pained white lined pedestrian crossing or at least some signage/flashing lights to alert the pedestrians and drivers to wait to all traffic flow has come to a stop or is clear to cross. I hope this issue could be brought to the TDC as quickly as possible as I think this is a very dangerous issue. Many thanks, Lisa.

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Thank you for your enquiry. Request 1612399 has been officially lodged and assigned to the relevant staff member at TaupoDC. Future updates to this request will appear on this page. null
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Dear Lisa As you have already mentioned in your request the crossing location crosses more than one lane which is the main reason why the majority of multi-lane zebra crossings have been removed in NZ and replaced with other type of facilities. NZTA advise zebra crossings over multi lane or divided roads to be inappropriate. The main reason being that stationary vehicles would obscure pedestrians waiting on the kerb and some drivers may overtake a car stopped in another lane, not realising a pedestrian has stepped out. Regards, Woinshet
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