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Wainui Road - pedestrian refuges - what consideration has been made for people on bicycles in the risk assessment and planning stages

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From: Rod Badcock

Dear Hutt City Council,

Pedestrain refuges and kerb extensions are currently being installed on Wainui Road outside the school and opposite no. 15. These significantly reduce the lane width to single vehicle and create a major hazard and pinch point for people on bicycles. NZTA specifically advise against creation of these dangerous pinch ponts: NZTA’s Pedestrian Planning and Design Guide (Page 15-9) both recommend a lane width of at least 4.2-4.5m, so a person on a bike can be safely overtaken by someone in a car who just can’t hold back.

In this location this is being breached and creating a significant hazard. Therefore I request an urgent review of these installations currently under construction and specifically:
1. What risk assessment process, and results, have been made to ensure that risk is not increased, but reduced, for people on bicycles?
2. Why was cycle bypass behind the kerb extension not considered?
3. Were the cycle advocacy or reference groups consulted?
4. Where can the full design and risk assessment of the current construction be obtained?

As you can appreciate this matter requires urgent attention as it appears deficient in design, and lacks consideration of increased risk for vulnerable road users. This is despite questions in request https://fyi.org.nz/request/15314-woburn-... and shows that HCC is making no attempt to reduce risk.

Yours faithfully,

Rod Badcock

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Tēnā koe Rod Badcock,

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND
MEETINGS ACT 1987: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF REQUEST

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request
dated 5 August 2021 for information regarding pedestrain refuges and kerb
extensions on Wainui Road.

 

We received your request on 6 August 2021. We will endeavour to respond to
your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 20 working
days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond
to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that
timeframe.

 

If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your
request, please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken
into account.

 

Nāku noa, nā

Hutt City Council

 

 

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Tēnā koe Rod Badcock,

 

We refer to your request dated 5 August 2021.

 

Please find attached your response letter.

 

Nāku noa, nā

 

Kate Ostapowicz
Senior Advisor, Official Information

Hutt City Council, 30 Laings Road, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt 5040, New
Zealand
W [1]www.huttcity.govt.nz

 

 

 

From: Information Management Team
Sent: Friday, 6 August 2021 9:55 AM
To: [FOI #16306 email]
Subject: RE: Official Information request - Wainui Road - pedestrian
refuges - what consideration has been made for people on bicycles in the
risk assessment and planning stages [#61E41N]

 

Tēnā koe Rod Badcock,

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND
MEETINGS ACT 1987: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF REQUEST

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request
dated 5 August 2021 for information regarding pedestrain refuges and kerb
extensions on Wainui Road.

 

We received your request on 6 August 2021. We will endeavour to respond to
your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 20 working
days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond
to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that
timeframe.

 

If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your
request, please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken
into account.

 

Nāku noa, nā

Hutt City Council

 

 

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