Raumati Traffic Hazards

The dangerous intersection at Raumati Beach, showing the pedestrian crossing which needs raising

Cars racing around Matatua Rd into Raumati Rd at Raumati Village are worrying Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board member Bernie Randall.

Children and oldies in danger

He says the problem is acute when children and seniors use the nearby crossing.

Mr Randall says he wrote to the Kāpiti Coast Council about the dangerous traffic and got a sympathetic response from Group Infrastructure Manager Sean Mallon.

Bernie Randall, member of the Paraparaumu Raumati Community Board

Mr Mallon said he would investigate making minor safety improvements in and around Margaret Rd/Raumati Rd intersection as part of the next stage of the speed limit review.

The speed limit should drop to 30kph

The review has been done and Matatua Rd and five surrounding streets at the Raumati Village shops will now be reduced from 50 Km/hr to 30 km /hr if Councillors support the recommendations in May.

Bernie Randall has urged Councillors to focus on community concerns and support staff suggestions.

He says large signs will be needed, similar to those reminding drivers to slow down near the Paraparaumu Beach shops.

He’s also asked Council install to install a full ‘raised table’; for the crossing, but the Council says budget money was not available to do the work.

The Council did agree to look at kerb extensions or footpath widening.

Councillors and staff will have to consult the shop owners and schools affected by any proposed changes at Raumati Village.

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