New signalised pedestrian crossing in Pāpāmoa

The new crossing at the Parton Road and Tara Road roundabout. Photo: Tauranga City Council.

A new signalised pedestrian crossings at the Parton Road and Tara Road roundabout in Pāpāmoa will be fully operational from this afternoon.

The lights on the four new raised pedestrian crossings will only operate when activated by people wanting to cross., says a Tauranga City Council spokesperson.

"Once activated, traffic will be stopped for approximately thirty seconds at a time, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to cross safely.

"The raised pedestrian crossings were installed to improve safety for people walking or cycling in the area and will help school children and a growing number of residents navigate the busy area.

"We encourage road users to take extra care while traveling through the area while everybody gets used to the changes. Give-way rules when entering the roundabout continue to apply."

Council says the new crossings are already making a difference, providing a safer space for people crossing the road and a calmer environment for motorists. 

"This supports a growing number of people living near the Tara Road and Parton Road roundabout, as well as students who travel through the area on their way to school."

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1 comment

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Posted on 28-02-2024 07:20 | By Gkl

Sure these crossing should have striped lines across the top, not ' shark teeth' marking on the fore edge?
What a way to spend $500,000,00!!


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