Wellington's Central City bus corridors: safe system approach

The Golden Mile traverses some of the most intense pedestrian and street activity space in Wellington. Developing safe system solutions to this important commercial, pedestrian and public transport corridor may require a combination of approaches to "provide a safe road system increasingly free of death and serious injury":

  • A lower speed limit may be more appropriate given the constrained corridor width, high pedestrian numbers, and intervisibility issues;
  • To manage bus speeds, the current on-street speed displays could be augmented with monitoring of bus GPS units to provide feedback and incentives to drivers;
  • As barriers increase pedestrian travel distance, frequent gaps should be provided to enable legal crossings where intervisibility is sufficient; these must be positioned to avoid pedestrian entrapment on the carriageway

The paper and the presentation can be downloaded from our website.

Where presented/published

2012 2WALKandCYCLE Conference, Hastings, New Zealand