Safety upgrade coming to Inglewood intersection

31 May 2018

NPDC and the NZ Transport Agency are redesigning the intersection of Miro and Rata streets in Inglewood to make it easier for all road users to see each other.
 
A schoolgirl died after a pedestrian crossing accident at the intersection in 2017. As a result, NPDC and NZTA removed the pedestrian crossing in December last year and commenced a safety review of the intersection.
 
NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright says the schoolgirl’s family as well as Inglewood Primary School have been included in discussions about the new intersection layout.
 
The design would see car parking spaces removed near the intersection and the installation of a mid-road pedestrian safety island. Coloured pavers on either side of Miro Street would highlight to pedestrians that they are about to step onto a road. The crossing is located at the point where people are most likely to cross.
 
A letter will be distributed to neighbouring properties advising them of new no-stopping areas that may be put in place to support the safety elements of the design. 
 
The parking prohibitions on Miro and Rata streets will be considered by the Inglewood Community Board at its meeting on 26 June.
Safety upgrade coming to Inglewood intersection