No lights - and no queue or horns

LETTER

I’m sitting in my office overlooking the traffic lights at the corner of Peel Street and Palmerston Road. An accident took out the lights so a temporary roundabout has been installed. Not one queue of traffic all day, no hold-ups, no congestion, no horns blasting — just a continually smooth flow of traffic and pedestrians. Just saying.

Linda P

I’m sitting in my office overlooking the traffic lights at the corner of Peel Street and Palmerston Road. An accident took out the lights so a temporary roundabout has been installed. Not one queue of traffic all day, no hold-ups, no congestion, no horns blasting — just a continually smooth flow of traffic and pedestrians. Just saying.

Linda P

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JEM - 9 days ago
Yes, totally agree. Get rid of the traffic lights. The council should also think about putting a roundabout in at the Wainui/Hirini Street junction.

Helen Smith - 9 days ago
I was thinking exactly the same thing. So much more efficient. A permanent roundabout please.

Bob Hughes - 9 days ago
I must say, it is a little hard for cyclists the way it is though.

'Floyd the walker' - 8 days ago
The point being overlooked is the traffic lights are there not only for cars, as 'Biker Bob' points out. It also facilitates four pedestrian crossings. Equality for all....Ha-ha

Steve, Reads Quay - 8 days ago
I suggest installing 3 x pedestrian crossings (1 for each road) that is a little back from the roundabout. And yes, the lights just cause more anxiety and are not as free-flowing as the makeshift roundabout currently is proving to be.

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