Mirror installed for drivers' safety

West Harbour Community Board member Ryan Jones shows off a new traffic mirror placed on the...
West Harbour Community Board member Ryan Jones shows off a new traffic mirror placed on the corner of Adderley Tce and Short St, to make the area safer for road users. Photo: John Lewis
Mirror, mirror, on the post, who will benefit from it most?

Ravensbourne residents say they will, after a new traffic safety mirror was recently installed at the corner of Adderley Tce and Short St.

West Harbour Community Board member Ryan Jones said the right-angle blind corner on the steep street had a history of near misses.

"It is a big concern that if a near miss was to happen, people could end up over the bank.''

He said he became aware of the issue while attending a Senior Citizens meeting in Port Chalmers last year, where concerns about the corner were raised by a group of elderly residents.

"I agreed to meet with them and we talked it through.

"Originally, we were going to look at some vegetation removal on the corner - to see if that might be an option. But it became clear that we needed something more.''

So he met residents and Dunedin City Council staff on site in April to see what could be done.

It was decided a traffic mirror would provide the best preventive measures.

"It's a very steep street and quite a blind spot on that corner, so the mirror will help drivers to see what is coming the other way.''

He was delighted by the

way residents, the community board and the DCC had worked together to resolve the issue,

Mr Jones said.

"It's great. I think it's a good example of how community boards can act as an effective channel between communities and council.

"Sometimes it's the small things that make a big difference.''

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