Rude traffic warden
I was less than five minutes over my parking allocation in Dixon St.
I returned to my car to find a parking warden standing next to my vehicle.
I smiled and said nothing more than, ’’Oh well, just by minutes’’, to which the reply came, ‘‘Well, I have photos, recorded data input and you will be fined.’’
Now it was not so much his words, but the total insolence of how his words stung.
He walked away with a final ‘‘have a good day now’’, leaving me wondering.
Does the city council now post fines through the mail – there was no ticket on the window screen. Or do I just wait for a summons?
It is a case of extra bureaucracy or it is merely the council’s ongoing way of welcoming us to the city.
I hope Porirua City Council does not follow the Wellington council’s errors. about Whitford Brown Ave. Some of the points made were incorrect.
There has never been a wire barrier up the middle of the road. There were only silly plastic posts that became targets for some drivers. Now even those are gone.
The centre island was put in only when the The Fjord was developed, to stop people turning right into The Fjord.
The length of Whitford Brown Ave now needs a full redesign and resealing, with the increased traffic to Whitby and Aotea. There’s lots of areas of broken surface and the road markings are severely worn off.
Where attention is needed is at the intersection of Papakowhai Rd. The left lane (from the motorway) should be strictly left turn on to Papakowhai Rd, and the merge outside Aotea Lodge should be removed.
The intersection of Okowai Rd should be changed to a roundabout with a pedestrian crossing on both Whitford Brown sides of the roundabout for Aotea College students.
Finally, those who live up The Fjord need to pull their heads in.
You don’t have the right to do illegal U-turns just because you’re too lazy to drive to the top and go around the roundabout.
I have at times seen up to four vehicles lined up waiting to do U-turns. I’ve even seen cars doing U- turns heading up Whitford