Open Letter to KCDC Chief Executive, Wayne Maxwell:
We are conducting a campaign on behalf of local people worried about the traffic dangers for children at Raumati Beach.
And we are sure you personally want to prevent any child being seriously injured, or killed, in the heavy traffic in this area.
This is a huge responsibility.
We do realise the speed limit has been lowered to 30k in a limited area at Raumati Beach. But this is not nearly enough.
As a starter, can you tell us, please:
1. What further steps are planned by the Council to protect children in this area?
2. Is the KCDC working with Police to enforce the 30k limit and to ensure that there is a Police presence around schools when children are arriving and departing?
3. Can something been done immediately to make the pedestrian crossing on Raumati Road (next to the E-charging station) much safer? Cars sweep around the corner outside the pub and have very limited distance (approx.40 metres) before they reach this often-crowded crossing.
4. The roads at Paraparaumu Beach have been made much safer by the extensive use of speed humps. Will the Council plan to install these at Raumati Beach as soon as possible?
5. Who is the KCDC officer in charge of road safety in this area?
6. Does this officer have resources at his disposal (eg money) to deal with this growing problem?
We would be grateful for timely action on these questions so that — working with the Community — the Council can forestall a tragedy involving our children.
With sincere regards,
Alan Tristram Editor, Kapiti and Coast Independent