Traffic plan for perusal soon

A traffic plan for Green Island is expected to be presented to officials before Christmas Day.

The plan is intended to improve traffic flow, intersections, parking, pedestrian safety and bus stops.

Leanne Stenhouse
Leanne Stenhouse

The Greater Green Island Community Network developed the plan in response to that organisation's household survey in May, which found 30% of residents were concerned about vehicles dominating public spaces and streets, 21% were concerned about the amount of traffic and 21% were concerned about pedestrian safety.

Greater Green Island Network community worker Leanne Stenhouse said the plan would be presented to the Dunedin City Council, the Otago Regional Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency in the next few weeks, "all going to plan''.

Two community meetings at the Civic Hall on Monday were attended by a combined "couple of dozen'' people, Mrs Stenhouse said, and there was a positive response from those present.

The top concerns raised at the meetings were the intersections at Main South Rd and Brighton Rd and the intersection at the off ramp from Fairfield to Green Island.

The majority of those who attended were also eager to see the traffic "calmed'' at Green Island.

The network had received input from the Greater Green Island Business Association and feedback would now be directly sought from businesses in the area before the final plan was presented to officials.


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