Thank you for your feedback Hurunui
During November 2019 many of you joined us at our community conversations, to express your views and experiences when using our local roads. Your feedback has been collated and shared below.
934 issues raised in total with 5 main themes
Road Conditions- issues relating to the physical state of roads. About 2/3 of the issues concerned the state of repair (potholes, surface condition, etc.) and the remaining 1/3 were about the way the roads were laid out (blind spots, road junctions, etc.).
Speed & Speed Limits - issues relating to the speed of traffic or speed limits. Out of 254 reports, 171 (67%) wanted a speed lowered, 34 (13%) wanted a speed restriction moved, and 49 (19%) wanted a speed limit raised.
Roadsides - issues relating to condition of roadsides. Problems included overgrown drainage ditches, trees blocking visibility and vegetation encroaching on the roads.
Signs - issues relating to signage and road markings. There were not a huge number of issues reported and many of those related to State Highways which are the responsibility of the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) - we are referring those on. Other issues we will be looking at on a case by case basis to see where improvements can be made.
Foot/Cycle Paths - issues about foot paths and cycle path. The low number of issues reported is a reflection of the work programme to bring our footpaths, district wide, up to an acceptable standard.
Where to from here?
- Road Conditions: Some of the issues raised were quick fixes and have been attended to promptly. Many others were small projects that tie in well with the proposed list of Low Cost Low Risk projects, over the next two years.
- Speed & Speed Limits: The Speed Limits Bylaw and Register consultation is completed. Your feedback was used when developing the speed proposal.
- Footpaths and Cycle Paths: We will be considering these as part of our Long Term Plan process next year and also passing them on to your local Community Board/Committee - who make a lot of the decisions about local footpaths.
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Can I still report issues using the Community Driven Road Safety Map?
Absolutely you can! The interactive map designed during the 1600k project is a great tool and our council officers will continue to use your map feedback to inform their work programmes.