Discussion at the Carterton District Council Walking and Cycling Advisory Group has inspired a Wairarapa Walking Festival. Our district has excellent rural and urban walks. People loved walking during lockdown, and we want to encourage more people to walk more often.
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Their research found that that 80% of pedestrians will cross within 30 seconds of arriving at a pedestrian crossing, irrespective of whether there is a green man shown to them. Worse, more than half of people cross within five seconds of arriving, so effectively do not wait for a green man at all.
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30 Jul 2020
At least 7,000 pedestrians have been hit by ‘offending’ drivers over ten years, according to Police data in the most comprehensive analysis of pedestrian crashes ever produced in the state.
The HB Mountain Bikers want access to several parks and reserves that have traditionally been the places where walkers and pedestrians have safely and peacefully frequented for both mental and physical well being & leisure.
The latest park/ reserve to have been targeted by the HB Mountain Bikers is Eskdale Park and the plans & surveying with Hastings Regional Council are well advanced although not yet public knowledge.