Bus stops

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION - CA­ROLE NAY­LOR, Pa­pakowhai

Ed­i­tor,

Like Ben Tre­drea, I too have pon­dered the qual­i­fi­ca­tions of those re­spon­si­ble for road traf­fic is­sues in our area.

As well as the speed lim­its around the Pau­ata­hanui In­let I have no­ticed the rather ca­sual ap­proach to lo­cat­ing bus stops. Three that I have no­ticed are: 1) The stop on the cor­ner (yes on the cor­ner) of James Cook Dr and Al­ba­tross Close in Whitby.

2) At the first bus stop up­hill south of the Whitby mall there is also an is­land in the mid­dle of the road, so that if a bus is at the stop south­bound traf­fic can­not pass.

3) Out­side the Pa­pakowhai dairy there are two bus stops op­po­site each other. This would leave room for one car to pass, but with­out any view of the road ahead to see if an­other ve­hi­cle was com­ing.

As some driv­ers lay up at the dairy for a while, or load up school par­ties there this can be a prob­lem.

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