pedestrian crossing in the Green Island business district
needs to be elevated before someone is killed, resident
Neville Poole says.
Mr Poole said the Main South Rd crossing near Westpac Bank
needed to be elevated, like the King Edward St crossing in
the South Dunedin shops, to ensure traffic slowed for
Motorists travelled ''like rockets'' on Main South Rd and
failed to stop at the crossing.
''Every day someone is nearly run over.''
He was surprised a pedestrian had not been hurt, he said.
Distracted motorists often failed to see pedestrians
Council senior traffic engineer Ron Minnema said the council
had an ''interim solution'' planned for the crossing this
The crossing and its fluorescent discs were difficult for
motorists to see, he said.
''So we are installing a skid-resistant terracotta-coloured
surface between the pedestrian crossing bars and replacing
the florescent discs at each crossing with Belisha beacons
Belisha beacons are amber-coloured globe lamps set atop tall
black and white poles.
Mr Minnema said the interim solution would not elevate the
crossing because more major work was likely to be done to
improve safety and accessibility at Green Island.