Champion St safety proposals
These improvements include upgrades to several intersections and the development of new crossing points to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians using Champion Street.
Champion Street has
seen several crashes over the past 10 years, with 50% resulting in serious
injury or worse. As an arterial road carrying around 8500 vehicles a day, there
is a high risk of further crashes occurring and traffic volumes are likely to
increase with the Government’s development of housing in the area.
Speed surveys carried out at three locations along Champion St this year showed vehicles were travelling at speeds above 50km/h near the Windley St intersection, while speeds at the other sites further east along Champion St, towards the Cannons Creek shops, were much lower.
This proposal includes a significant upgrade to the Windley St/Champion St intersection to improve safety for pedestrians crossing both Champion St and Windley St by encouraging lower vehicle speeds.
We are also proposing to upgrade the following intersections with improved markings, signage and central concrete islands
Champion Street is also a key bus route between Porirua CBD and Eastern Porirua. We are proposing to develop several informal crossing points to improve access for residents using the current bus stops. These crossings will include islands built out from the footpath to improve visibility and shorten the crossing distance. Some will also include refuge islands in the middle of the road, to provide a safe central refuge for pedestrians if required.
This consultation process began 19 December 2019 and ends 17 January 2020. A letter outlining the proposals was dropped to the most closely affected residents.
You can still have your say by, downloading the application form and submit via:
Porirua City Council Minor Safety Works Questionnaire - Investigation into road safety improvements on Champion Street