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Roading Questions

Q. Who do I phone with regards to street lights not working?

  • Phone Napier City Council on 06 8357579.

Q. Why does Council install traffic signals when roundabouts work so much better?

  • Roundabouts do work much better "most of the time" but in peak traffic flows they can fail to clear within a reasonable time frame, space can also be a limitation.

Q. We need judder bars in our street. Someone is going to be injured if the Council does not slow the vehicle speed?

  • Traffic surveys show that excessive speed (in the top 85%) of vehicles is typical in most streets. If judder bars were installed in most Napier streets then vehicle movements would be restricted to the point of being unacceptable.

Q. Can a pedestrian crossing be installed in our street?

  • Pedestrian crossings are required to meet a warrant based on the number of pedestrians and vehicles amongst other things. Crossings that do not meet the warrant have proven to be less safe than no crossing at all.

Q. What can Council do about the speed of vehicles?

  • Council is not the law enforcement agency. Council can only address the problem by installing local area traffic management schemes such as those in some roads in Taradale. Unfortunately these schemes are very expensive and can only be justified when the road is due for reconstruction.

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