School speed zone petition launched

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Nuk Korako, National List MP based in the Port Hills, has launched a petition in support of three school’s calls for school speed zones and flashing 40km/h signs.

“St Anne’s School, Linwood Avenue School and Te Waka Unua School have all been asking the council to do something about road safety outside their schools for some time,” says Mr Korako

“I think it’s about time the council acted, and my petition calls for them to do that.

“All three of these schools are on busy roads with high traffic volumes. We know that school speed zones in other parts of Christchurch have been highly successful at slowing traffic and making drivers more aware there is a school in the vicinity.

“Most drivers do take extra care when passing a school, but sometimes their attention is focused elsewhere or they are not even aware a school is there. The signage that these schools are asking for cannot be missed.”

The petition is available on http://korako.co.nz/saferroadsforkids and will run until 16 December.

“I intend to present this petition to Christchurch City Council in late December, and I will be engaging with the Council again in January to make sure something is done.”