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Whakatane District Council, NZ trialed a new courtesy crossing installation to protect pedestrians

Whakatane District Council, NZ courtesy crossing trial


Whakatane District Council trialed a new courtesy crossing installation to protect pedestrians and cyclists on a high-use road and in a semi-rural area. The courtesy crossing includes "dragon's teeth" and "red carpet" road markings alongside a centre refuge island which encourage cautious driving. Courtesy crossings area not officially pedestrian crossings but they are designed to provide safe accessways.

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Whakatane District Council, NZ

District council in New Zealand

New Zealand



New courtesy crossing proving popular | Whakatane District Council

Pedestrians and cyclists are already benefiting from a new courtesy crossing installed on Hinemoa Street recently. Located near the Awatapu Lagoon, the crossing includes 'dragon’s teeth' and 'red carpet' road markings, and a centre refuge island.

Project Succeeded

According to the Council, the trial period produced positive results and there are plans to implement similar structures throughout the district.

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