Learn by doing
At the end of the school term, members of the Knights Road Connection Project Team went out with Hutt Intermediate Students to conduct a walking audit of Knights Road, sharing their thoughts and ideas on what changes could be trialled to improve safety for all users whilst also ensuring it is an enjoyable space to be in. They noted what hazards they saw, for themselves and others, on their journeys from Waterloo Station to the turnoff to their school.
Their suggested solutions to these hazards included safety signage along the footpath and at key corners, as well as visually creative ideas for street art to improve their journey.
Students also had the opportunity to practice using speed radar guns to monitor real-time vehicle speeds and suggested the best location to trial an additional pedestrian crossing.