Waikanae traffic Volumes

It also states that AM and PM peaks have fallen 60%.  Even better, heavy vehicles are down 70%.

This was one of the slides screened at this morning’s breakfast ‘Tea and Toast’ meeting organised by the council at the Community Centre for the benefit of business owners in the town centre as well as other interested Waikanae people.

Both council and NZTA staff were there to take comments and answer questions.

There is also a display of the information and plans presented at the library until Saturday and on Saturday there is additionally the open 3 hours in Mahara Place already mentioned.

“Revocation Corridor” means the old SH1 or, as is probably going to be officially confirmed, the Main Road.

That Elizabeth Street volumes are “relatively static” is what you’d expect since there is no alternative to it.  As we’ve commented before, they’re sure to increase before long with the new subdivisions.

And as we commented before, the reduction of the two lanes in each direction to one in any part of the main road between New World and the Te Moana Road intersection is a bad idea.

Crs Mike Cardiff and Michael Scott, as well as the Community Board members, think that too, but it wouldn’t hurt for more locals to tell the council and the NZTA.