The installation of pedestrian gates in New Zealand

In 2003 a secondary school student was fatally injured at a pedestrian level crossing near a railway station at Silverstream, near Wellington, New Zealand. At that time, the crossing was protected by flashing lights and bells, and a pedestrian maze. After considerable pressure from the community and advice from the Coroner, the local counc ii, rail track manager, and Land Transport New Zealand co-operated to install the first set of automatic pedestrian gates in operation in New Zealand. The installation was monitored in the months after it became operational by CTV, and pedestrian behaviour recorded and observed. The experiences and impressions of the rail operator were also sought. This paper considers the effects of the installation of the gates on pedestrian behaviour, considers the future use of pedestrian gates in New Zealand.


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  • Accession Number: 01386400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 9:15PM