Cheryl Pearson, of East Taieri, walks dog Lucy on the
Elizabeth Ave land where she wants an access way to
Riccarton Rd built. Photo by Linda Robertson.
An access way is needed to save dog walkers and cyclists
having to cross the ''dreadfully'' busy and dangerous State
Highway 1 at East Taieri, a concerned resident says.
Elizabeth Ave resident Cheryl Pearson said many motorists
ignored the 60kmh speed limit on Main South Rd and she had to
cross the state highway eight times to take her dogs on their
daily walk to Riccarton Rd.
Ms Pearson had lived in Elizabeth Ave for 26 years.
The traffic on Main South Rd had increased significantly in
that time and the wait to cross the highway was often long.
''It is awful. Just dreadful.''
She wants an access way built between the end of Elizabeth
Ave and Riccarton Rd for pedestrians, cyclists and East
Taieri School pupils.
Of the 27 households in Elizabeth Ave, 21 had signed a
document supporting the access way construction.
The land the access way would need to be built on was being
subdivided for sale and, believing the land was owned by the
New Zealand Transport Agency, Ms Pearson contacted it in
February with the proposal.
Last month, the agency told her to contact the Mosgiel Taieri
Community Board, and she had spoken to the board at one of
The response from the board was positive and the access way
proposal would be on the agenda at the next meeting, she
Dunedin city councillor Kate Wilson said the board, the
agency and city council staff were to discuss access way
The land at the end of Elizabeth Ave was taken by the agency
under the Public Works Act but was never used and was
returned to landowners.