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  • Knights Road Bus Drivers

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    Members of the Knights Road Connection Project Team met with bus drivers who often navigate the route passing through Knights Road.

    We asked them what they thought would improve the space along the road to further enhance the safety of the community.

    The feedback from bus drivers was invaluable and highlighted some practical safety considerations for key points along Knights Road. (Their feedback was varied, centered on the length of bus stops and concerns around the Pohutukawa, Birch, Knights Road, and Oxford intersection.)

    This collaboration and feedback is an integral part of how the Knights Road Connection Project will evolve.

    By asking bus drivers who drive the route every day what they think before the work is commenced, we can try out ideas and adapt accordingly.


  • Learn by doing

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    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.