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The NZ Transport Agency said its Fulton Hogan team had recently started the kerb work needed for a Barnes Dance at the Cumberland St/Albany St intersection.
NZTA Senior Project Manager Simon Underwood said a second Barnes Dance being installed "in coming days" at the Great King St/Albany St intersection signalled the completion of the State Highway 1 cycleway.
"All the work on both intersections should be completed in about three weeks,” Mr Underwood said.
Barnes Dance crossings allow pedestrians to cross the road in all directions at once, including diagonally across intersections. A flashing counter allows people to see how many seconds they have left to cross so they can avoid taking chances and keep safe.
The change to Barnes Dance intersections was driven by a desire to increase the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, Mr Underwood said.
“At Cumberland St/Albany St, the change will provide better access for cyclists travelling south on the cycleway, as the south-bound lane switches from the left-hand side of the highway to the right. Currently, cyclists heading south have to cross at the pedestrian signals between the Link building and the Museum Reserve,” Mr Underwood said.
“We encourage everyone to be considerate at these crossing points and for cyclists to slow down, bearing in mind that pedestrians have the right of way at all pedestrian crossing points.
"Cyclists will still need to take care when crossing diagonally and we encourage everyone to be courteous and make the most of the new cycle lanes and safer crossing points.”
The Dunedin City Council has installed eight Barnes Dance crossings in the past 18 months.