Occasionally it is small projects that can have a lot of impact on people’s PT experience. With the ever growing number of people working near Victoria Park, an upgrade to the bus stops on Fanshawe St along with improvements to the Daldy St intersection is very welcome and should improve safety too.
In the afternoons the existing bus stops are often overflowing with both buses and with people and without making any changes that’s only going to get worse. As this image from march shows, the number of people waiting to catch a bus cab spill over in to the park.
— Geoff (@geoffnix) March 7, 2016
Construction is already under way to lengthen the bus stop by around 15m and AT say the shelters will be extended as well as pushed further back on the footpath which should make it easier for the often large number of people walking to or from work each day along here.
In addition AT are adding an entrance to Victoria Park from the bus stop, making improvements to the existing pedestrian crossing and also adding a formal pedestrian crossing to the wide mouth of Daldy St. A plan of which is shown below and AT have already installed red road markings for citybound traffic like the ones under trial in Remuera.
While it may only be a small project, if it hopefully improves things for people who live or work in the area.