Flow is not optimised
Mark Owen of the NZ Transport Agency has replied to my letter (May 5) pointing out that the Melling lights are not operated on a time basis but that they respond to the current traffic flow.
The east-west traffic moves on the phase immediately prior to the green light for Harbourview traffic.
I have lived in Harbourview for over 47 years.
Innumerable times I have waited to cross the intersection with the road clear to the eastern end of the bridge.
Just when you think that the green light will come on a car will a appear at the eastern end of the bridge and travel right across and turn right up SH2.
The traffic flow that I see is not being optimised.
Perhaps the system needs recalibrating.
Mr Owen should get out his oil can and his screwdriver and fix it.