• June 3, 2020
Intersection of Victoria Ave, Queen and Court St where many accidents have occurred. Photo: Google Maps
Waiuku residents are urging the council to install roundabouts at a number of "dangerous intersections" to prevent accidents as well as ease traffic.
“I’ve got friends who’ve been involved in accidents at this intersection and their teenage children have too.”
A stop sign on one side and a give away sign on the other results in drivers who don't understand the rules going at the same time.
“It’s a recipe for a collision,” said Ms Walworth.
“Being a rural community, it’s urgently needed, people have been talking about it for a long time."
Franklin Local Board chairperson Andrew Baker said the board has been working hard with Auckland Transport to try and get a roundabout installed.
“What we have coming is a cheaper option that we’ll trial to provide a safer intersection for drivers rather than building a large, multi-million-dollar roundabout,” he said.
“It’s been up to four years of calls from the public, but these things take a while to get done.”
Ms Walworth said there are also cars which park on the side of the intersections roads, adding to the confusion when they pull out.
Baker says while there are no plans for these specific locations, roundabout discussions are ongoing.