Herne Bay cross­ing up­grade

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - MARY FITZGER­ALD

Res­i­dents of the cen­tral Auck­land sub­urb Herne Bay are be­ing given a say on de­sign plans to make a key intersection safer.

Auck­land Trans­port has sought feed­back on its planned im­prove­ments to the Cur­ran StSars­field St intersection.

The aim of the intersection re­design was to re­duce traf­fic speed and make it eas­ier to cy­cle and walk through the area.

Traf­fic speed­ing to­ward the intersection had been an is­sue, mak­ing cross­ing the road dan­ger­ous for pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists.

The pro­posed plan in­cluded new speed ta­bles on the eastern and western sides of Sars­field Street to slow down traf­fic.

The plan also in­cluded pedes­trian refuge is­lands on Cur­ran St for cross­ing be­tween Sars­field St and Pt Erin Pool.

New pedes­trian refuge is­lands were also planned for the south­ern end of the intersection to make it easy to cross to get to Pon- sonby Pri­mary School.

Auck­land Trans­port walk­ing, cy­cling and road safety man­ager Kathryn King said the intersection project was part of the Herne Bay Walk­ing and Cy­cling Pro­gramme.

‘‘This is con­nected to the project we are propos­ing for traf­fic calm­ing within the neigh­bour­hood and comes at the re­quest of lo­cal peo­ple to re­duce the risk for road users at the intersection and slow peo­ple trav­el­ling down Cur­ran St.’’

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