Councillor Bernie Randall has assured KIN the KCDC will make Raumati Beach roads safer for children.
Cr Randall, chair of the Kapiti Council’s Road Safety Group, has given us an update on plans for road improvements in Raumati Rd.
He says a long-awaited report on improvements for the Raumati Village shopping area will be presented to the Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board at its meeting next week (Tuesday, 23 June).
This will pave the way for work to be carried out in the coming financial year.
He says the Advisory Group has been told Council staff have spoken to students and the Principal of Kapiti College about the danger caused by students moving into kerb and road space when buses are approaching the Raumati Bus stop.
And he says the present 30 km slow sign could be moved east to the primary school once the government ‘Road to Zero’ legislation is passed by parliament.
Judder bars and speed cushions?
Councillor Randall says he also hopes a larger sign with words ‘Slow Zone’ — with judder bars or speed cushions — can be installed in the Raumati/Matatua Rd area.
He points out that most vehicles take notice of the well-designed slow zone at the Paraparaumu Beach shops