Rude traf­fic war­den

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

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

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