Keep roundabouts safe

LETTER

Recently I almost “wiped out” a small, fast-moving group of cyclists after they had swept down Ormond Road and across my path to exit towards the bridge. They suddenly appeared from behind tall plants.

Why do we have expensive designer plantings which detract from the purpose of driving/cycling safely and efficiently at a busy roundabout junction?

Keep it low and keep it simple.

I also suggest whoever designed these attractive flower beds be given the job of upgrading our pathetic Rose Garden. It is an embarrassment to show visitors to our city and is, without doubt, the most unattractive rose garden I have visited in New Zealand.

Conrad Lewis

Recently I almost “wiped out” a small, fast-moving group of cyclists after they had swept down Ormond Road and across my path to exit towards the bridge. They suddenly appeared from behind tall plants.

Why do we have expensive designer plantings which detract from the purpose of driving/cycling safely and efficiently at a busy roundabout junction?

Keep it low and keep it simple.

I also suggest whoever designed these attractive flower beds be given the job of upgrading our pathetic Rose Garden. It is an embarrassment to show visitors to our city and is, without doubt, the most unattractive rose garden I have visited in New Zealand.

Conrad Lewis

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