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REDOUBT ROAD 20 YEARS OF BROKEN PROMISES
Campaign to make Auckland Transport get serious about the Redoubt - Mill Road Corridor
The main reason why I decided to run for Mayor of Auckland was because of the 20 years of broken promises over a key arterial route in my community. Sure, AT has only been around for 9 years, but their latest intervention in the Redoubt - Mill Road corridor proves that they have no interest in taking this arterial route seriously. They plan to install dynamic lanes where the direction of traffic can be varied according to peak demand instead of actually fixing the road. This represents even more delays to delivering an effective solution, and will make the road more dangerous for other road users.
Redoubt Road is unsafe for pedestrians using the 2 major bus stops where many school kids are running across 4 lanes of traffic with not even a flush median or pedestrian refuge. My son and his friends use that bus stop regularly, and I fear it is only a matter of time before we see a fatality or serious injury.
AT needs to get involved to provide a safe place for children to cross.
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