A report on improvement options for the Harewood/Gardiners/Breens intersection has been prepared for this Saturday’s meeting of the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimari-Harewood Community Board. Three options are considered in the report, two of which were included in the recent consultation: (1) a left-in/left-out configuration (with a revision to allow right turns from Harewood onto Gardiners); (2) traffic lights; and also (3) conversion of Harewood Road to a single lane in each direction. The independent safety review has found putting traffic lights at the intersection is likely to increase the chance of a serious or fatal accident occurring. More than a thousand submissions on the proposals were received by Council, with a strong preference for traffic lights. Read more at the following link – you may also wish to attend the meeting, which starts at 9am in the boardroom at the Fendalton Service Centre.
Traffic signals ‘least safe option’ for Bishopdale intersection
“A report on options for improving safety at a busy Bishopdale intersection is advising against installing traffic lights.”