Information regarding the intersection of Cuba & Ghuznee Streets

James Lynex made this Official Information request to Wellington City Council

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From: James Lynex

Dear Wellington City Council,

I write to you today in relation to the intersection of Cuba & Ghuznee Streets, Te Aro, and a veranda which provides protection to pedestrians from wet weather.

This veranda is attached to an adjacent building, where it features a balcony and black poles for ground support. For pedestrians crossing on the western-side of this intersection and heading in a northbound direction down Cuba Street, one veranda pole is directly placed in the crossing path of these pedestrians.

Under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA), I would like to obtain some further understanding as to why this intersection has not yet been corrected and the safety of pedestrians continues to be jeopardised.

May I please request the below information:

1. How was this veranda authorised by Wellington City Council?
2. Was there any consideration given by Wellington City Council to existing objects near the veranda, such as traffic light poles, street lights, as well as pedestrian crossing paths?
3. When was Wellington City Council first notified of this veranda and its safety concerns to pedestrians?
4. Have corrective measures been considered to restore safety at this intersection, and if not, why not? I note that coloured materials are cellotaped to the offending pole. This is not a long term solution.
5. When will this intersection be modified to provide a safe intersection for road users, especially pedestrians who use this intersection to cross Ghuznee Street?
6. All internal correspondence in relation to this manner.

For clarity, I enclose a copy of an article from New Zealand Herald which reported this veranda's clear safety danger

I await your response with much anticipation.

Yours faithfully,

James Lynex

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From: BUS: Assurance
Wellington City Council

Dear James

Thank you for your email dated 3 June 2019 requesting information regarding the intersection of Cuba & Ghuznee Streets.

Our team will manage your request under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 which requires us to respond as soon as possible, but no later than 1 July 2019.

The reference number for your request is IRO-8578.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Kind regards

Jessica Hall
Assurance Services Coordinator  | Wellington City Council
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