Video taken by Dunedin cycling group Spokes shows vehicles
failing to come to a complete halt despite a Stop sign at a
cycling black-spot near the Dunedin Railway Station.
The sign was installed, and a lane of the road blocked off,
at the corner of Castle St and Anzac Ave after a cyclist was
killed by a truck in November 2011.
Spokes says: "To be clear, most cars come to a complete stop
when there is oncoming traffic in the left lane they are
"The problems shown in the video occur when they don't see an
oncoming vehicle and many continue to roll through the stop
"Motorists often don't cognitively process that a cyclist is
in the way and thus keep rolling. This type of intersection
design intimidates cyclists, expecting the worse."
The NZTA wants to make the current temporary arrangements
permanent but Spokes wants a cul-de-sac created..