New safety crossing added at school
New pedestrian traffic lights are now operating on Collins Rd.
Pupils from Deanwell School were among the first to use the new crossing, which will help make getting to and from the nearby school a whole lot safer.
People travelling along Collins Rd are asked to take extra care while getting used to the new traffic lights, and to ensure they observe the 50km/h speed limit in this area. These are the second of five new pedestrian lights being installed across the city in selected high-risk street crossing locations, including around schools and retirement villages.
In 2019 they will also be installed on Victoria St by Trevellyn Rest Home, on Masters Ave by Hillcrest High School and on River Rd by Alandale Retirement Village and the Flagstaff shops.
From left, Keely Shrubb, Te Paea Turner, Leighora Smith, Micheal Cleverly, Kawika Upoko, with teacher Caroline Dee in the background at new pedestrian traffic lights on Collins Rd.