A cyclist makes their way past the redesigned intersection of Anzac Ave and State Highway 1 in central Dunedin. Photo by Dan Hutchinson
The New Zealand Transport Agency is confident pedestrians and
cyclists will be a lot safer following improvements at one of
Dunedin's busiest intersections.
Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists are all competing
for space at the intersection of Stuart St and State Highway
1 and the nearby Anzac Ave intersection.
The $150,000 project includes a new footpath linking Anzac
Ave with Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, new traffic islands to
separate motorists from cyclists and new cycle symbol traffic
Orange safety bollards also separate the cycle lane on SH1
from the other traffic.
NZTA Otago/Southland highway manager Ian Duncan said the work
was now complete, although The Star noticed a small amount of
incomplete sealing yesterday.
Mr Duncan said the work was part of a wider NZTA programme
that started earlier this year to increase cycle safety on
SH1 through central Dunedin.
Other work includes increasing the width of nearly 2km of
cycle lanes between Queens Gardens and Howe St in North