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  # 2329137 3-Oct-2019 17:40
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In Whakatane we have the trifecta of red non-crossings, raised "courtesy crossings" at the exits to roundabouts as above, and yellow stripes on the roundabouts themselves to remind you that you're not allowed to stop there.


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  # 2329227 3-Oct-2019 19:36
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Currently gryping over the constant “300m on your right” rest stops... they must be good for the other direction ycouldt they at least stagger which side they’re on?

 
 
 
 


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  # 2329366 4-Oct-2019 08:06
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vexxxboy:

 

Behodar:

 

The local council decided to install a new "pedestrian crossing" recently. I use quotes, because it's not a standard design, is not legally a crossing... and this untested design has apparently resulted in seven crashes since it was installed a couple of weeks ago.

 

 

The Rotorua council love these crossings , ours are just red paint on the road and i have now noticed that they have signs up now telling pedestrians they are not real crossings and cars dont have to stop so look before you walk out. they tend to be at exits to roundabouts, like a car length away from the exit  and you always get someone stopping to let people cross and causing screeches of brakes as all cars have to stop and nothing moves.

 

 

What's the logic behind these red crossings? If cars don't have to stop, then what good are they?


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  # 2329369 4-Oct-2019 08:13
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According to the newspaper, the idea is that by using something non-standard, people will slow down and approach carefully since they don't know what the rules are. Of course, now that "they don't mean anything" has been on the front page, I suspect people are going to zoom through...


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  # 2329413 4-Oct-2019 08:22
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Behodar:

 

According to the newspaper, the idea is that by using something non-standard, people will slow down and approach carefully since they don't know what the rules are.

 

 

Some rubbish logic there. If it's not a properly marked crossing, it's not one.

 

It's incredibly frustrating that there has been a dumbing down intersections all over the place (no right turns without arrows, straight ahead arrows in some places instead of traditional circles), but they expect road users to behave in a certain way when confronted with unusual road markings. There are enough things to consider while driving; standards exist for a reason. Keep the pedestrian artwork off the roads!


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  # 2329422 4-Oct-2019 08:47
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Behodar:

 

According to the newspaper, the idea is that by using something non-standard, people will slow down and approach carefully since they don't know what the rules are. Of course, now that "they don't mean anything" has been on the front page, I suspect people are going to zoom through...

 

 

Sounds about as logical as putting a man dressed up as a clown next to the intersection who waves his arms around and jumps up and down. That would cause people to slow down and wonder what the heck was going on!


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  # 2329432 4-Oct-2019 09:15
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MurrayM:

 

Behodar:

 

According to the newspaper, the idea is that by using something non-standard, people will slow down and approach carefully since they don't know what the rules are. Of course, now that "they don't mean anything" has been on the front page, I suspect people are going to zoom through...

 

 

Sounds about as logical as putting a man dressed up as a clown next to the intersection who waves his arms around and jumps up and down. That would cause people to slow down and wonder what the heck was going on!

 

 

We have that now in Hamilton - odd people at intersection jumping up and down waving signs that say "Vote for someoneorother"...


 
 
 
 


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  # 2329443 4-Oct-2019 09:33
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Here's the Facebook page, a year ago (yeah I think it's stupid also)

https://www.facebook.com/436732829817775/photos/a.445826142241777/1219019461589104/?type=3

CROSSINGS EXPLAINED:
In response to a letter published in your paper [December 12] titled 'Roads in the pink', we would like to clarify that the pink/red strips that cross some roads around the district are 'courtesy crossings'.

The Official New Zealand Road Code explains 'courtesy crossings are not official pedestrian crossings.

They provide a place where drivers can stop safely to allow pedestrians to cross.

However, drivers are not obliged to stop at courtesy crossings, so use them with care.'

Rotorua Lakes Council uses courtesy crossings along shared path routes as a way to alert motorists that pedestrians, cyclists or people using other wheeled devices are likely to cross at that location.

The bright colour encourages people both in cars and on the shared path route to slow down as they approach.

Courtesy crossings are used around the world and can be identified by different colours, raised platforms or different surfaces.

Formal pedestrian crossings, where drivers must stop for people crossing, are identified by white stripes (on any colour background).

In reference to the paint at the intersection of Victoria and Ranolf Sts, we can assure Mr Mason that the cost to remedy this issue was not covered by council and contractors will be reinstating the courtesy crossing as soon as possible.

Stavros Michael
Infrastructure General Manager
Rotorua Lakes Council

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  # 2329513 4-Oct-2019 11:34
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In reference to the paint at the intersection of Victoria and Ranolf Sts, we can assure Mr Mason that the cost to remedy this issue was not covered by council and contractors will be reinstating the courtesy crossing as soon as possible.

 

 

 

the contractors painted the red crossing strips but they turned out not to be waterproof and in the first major rain storm it washed all the paint away and turned the roads pink for a 100 metres or so , even now most of the crossings need repainting. 





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  # 2329675 4-Oct-2019 16:13
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Voting in the Local Body Elections!

 

Doesn't seem to matter who I vote for as people "get in" based on name recognition not ability or good track record!


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  # 2329779 4-Oct-2019 22:26
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msukiwi:

 

Voting in the Local Body Elections!

 

Doesn't seem to matter who I vote for as people "get in" based on name recognition not ability or good track record!

 

 

 

 

its the stupid voting system that stops me , 14 people  i have never heard off and i have to rank them from best to worse , i cant be bothered .





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  # 2331027 5-Oct-2019 15:22
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Screwheads that seem to be made of cheese.


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Mark:

Screwheads that seem to be made of cheese.



Try Spax (tm) ;-)




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  # 2331212 6-Oct-2019 08:35
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Tinkerisk:
Mark:

 

Screwheads that seem to be made of cheese.

 



Try Spax (tm) ;-)

 

Or Cheddar... much harder than Brie.

 

 


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  # 2331697 7-Oct-2019 08:28
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PhantomNVD: Currently gryping over the constant “300m on your right” rest stops... they must be good for the other direction ycouldt they at least stagger which side they’re on?


Agreed. Also the short warning. A 1km sign and a widening of the shoulder into an entry lane would make them safer and more practical.

Usually I have drivers up my a**e and it's unsafe to pull in without causing them to brake etc because you don't get enough warning of the turn.





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