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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 13. 1966.

Safety lights soon

Safety lights soon

Large lights and Belisha beacons are to be installed on the Kelburn Parade Pedestrian crossing.

Traffic superintendent Anderson agrees that the lighting of the crossing is unsatisfactory.

John McGrath told the last executive meeting that one of Mr. Anderson's friends was recently involved in an accident at the crossing.

But he said no temporary lighting will be provided because it's too expensive.

Cultural affairs officer Larry Stenswick says the official crossing is proving to be more dangerous than the unofficial student crossing.

He says, "because of the steepness of the road, smaller cars tend to accelerate after turning the hairpin bend to enable them to climb the hill.

"By the time they reach the crossing they have picked up considerable speed.

"Loathe to lose it, they are not stopping for students on the crossing, but are weaving around them "

Mr. Stenswick suggested that a traffic officer should be sent to observe the situation at peak hours.

John McGrath said that both Councillor Turk and Mr. Anderson are satisfied with the present site of the crossing.

They think that a crossing at the Glasgow Street/Kelburn Parade cornet would be too dangerous, but a crossing at the foot of Mount Street will be installed "sometime in the future".