Walk tips to stay safe

A concerned local makes a plea for people walking on our roads to follow the road code’s recommendation to walk on the side facing oncoming vehicles.

“At least then evasive action can be taken if needed,” says a concerned Raeburne Bourke.

“I am amazed at the number of folk who walk with their backs to traffic and some people are well out into the carriage way.”

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Underpass set for Airport Rd

The NZ Transport Agency is to fund a pedestrian and cycle underpass of Airport Rd/SH21 – one of several safety black spots in Tamahere.

The action comes after unprecedented protests in Tamahere, including a packed public meeting, and a call to the agency by Associate Transport Minister for safer connectivity for the area.

Tamahere Community Committee chair Sue Robertson welcomed confirmation of the funding for the underpass but said it was just a start.

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Rural cyclists’ views sought

Do you cycle on rural roads – for commuting, recreation or training?

The Waikato Regional Council is carrying out research on rural road cycling which will be used to inform future safety work in the region.

The council has been interviewing key stakeholders and now, via an online survey open until April 11, is seeking feedback from the broader cycling public who use Waikato rural roads.

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