Lights go on in Highgate

Photo by Stephen JaquieryPeople cross Highgate, Dunedin, at a set of new pedestrian-operated traffic lights near Kaikorai School.

 The lights, which cost the Dunedin City Council $103,700, were installed because of concerns about the safety of schoolchildren crossing the busy thoroughfare, which becomes even busier around the start and finish of the school day.

Even parents volunteering to oversee the pedestrian crossing during morning and afternoon school runs had been involved in near misses when stepping out to stop traffic.

It has taken about a month to install the lights, which were switched on on Tuesday afternoon.

Great to see, but ...

Great to see this improvement for this crossing. However, the crossing that has way less visibilty (and I have personally seen numerous near misses on it) is just 100 metres or so down the road from this one (Outside the Columba buildings) and it stays the same.


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