Revamp won’t affect safety say residents
the houses,” he says.
“It’s a little bit of a blind spot and they put the pedestrian crossing in a funny place. I’ve nearly been hit a few times at that crossing, both as a pedestrian and a cyclist
He says there’s been an increase of crashes on the bend recently.
“I’ve been here eight years and there’s been very much a surge in them lately.”
Another Sandringham Rd resident, who wouldn’t be named, says widening and straightening the road will encourage drivers to go faster.
“The problem we already have is speed,” she says.
“The changes don’t address the issues we have now, and it’s going to keep happening until someone is killed.”
Forty crashes have been reported in the area in the past five years.
Auckland City Council transport committee chairman Ken Baguley says the Eden Park precinct changes do address safety issues.
Improvements include redesign of the Sandringham Rd bends, changes to the Walters Rd intersection, and “traffic calming” measures on Walters Rd.