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You may have noticed that we are trialling some guidance for pedestrians on some of our courtesy crossings in Kaiapoi and Rangiora. Following feedback from the community, the Council have looked at ways we can help everyone to stay safe on our roads.
In Kaiapoi you'll notice the wording “check before you step” at the intersection of Charles Street and Williams Street, and at the Raven Quay/William Street intersection.
There are also two locations in Rangiora; the raised crossing at Kippenberger Avenue and East Belt, as well as the High Street and Albert Street intersection. These particular crossings were chosen for the trial as they have a lot of foot traffic crossing busy roads.
Two courtesy crossings in Rangiora have also been converted to pedestrian crossings. The two busy crossings that have been upgraded are on Percival Street and Victoria Street.
The road code gives very clear advice and it is up to all road users to pay attention to what’s going on around them. On average, 36 pedestrians are killed and 1000 pedestrians are injured on New Zealand roads every year. Many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented if everyone took more care.
This is a good opportunity to clear up some of the confusion about the different crossings we have in the District and what pedestrians and drivers should do at each type of crossing.
This is a raised crossing on a road that is sometimes patterned, coloured or paved. Raised islands in the middle of the road without stripes are also courtesy crossings. They are intended to make crossing easier for pedestrians. But…drivers are not required to stop. Pedestrians do not have the right of way on these types of crossings.
Is a dedicated crossing with striped lines, with black and white poles on both sides of the road and orange discs or lights. Drivers are required to stop at pedestrian crossings if pedestrians are waiting to cross.
Pedestrians are our most vulnerable road users. Courtesy crossings rely on the courtesy of both drivers and pedestrians to negotiate who gives way. If you see someone wanting to cross, slow down, and if it’s safe, stop and let them cross. It’s a nice thing to do.