In politics the proof of guilt is denial. Unknown
Norman Smith traffic lights.
Total "improvements" cost $900,000 for more delays 95% of the time, hugely increased danger,
one lane for cycle and slow vehicles is dangerous.
Installed at $300k cost - then 14 vehicles through red lights in first week.
Power fails in town - flow 30% better.
Complaint laid by ThinkTaupo against council for
8 alleged breaches of the Local Government Act.
No breakdown from council of the $1.1m allocated to this project -
despite this serious omission most councillors voted in favour.
Works starting 22 Apr 19. A very poor decision.
NSWD $670,000 'works' plus $479,000 for lights = $1,149,000 wasted.
Despite: 1,070 signature petition against, no cost benefit analysis, no reasons given, no 'safety issue' identified, no advantages over current layout, no other options considered. More delays (international research), less safety (potential head-ons and t-bones), more driver frustration, high visual impact, more pollution from delays.
An out-of-control council reacting to being told they don't have the ability to critically analyse a report. And a CEO who controls them like puppets.
Time to get rid of them.
Mar 19: Council vote for $850,000 for traffic lights that no-one wants.
For an experiment.
26 Feb 19 - petition presented to council who were silent on critical q's. Go here...11 mins in
Positive discussions after the march were just platitudes - TDC plan to start works soon.
Results of petition against traffic lights: 1,070 locals and visitors signed, in 5 weeks.
Thanks to 16 local Taupo shops and everyone who supported the petition.