8 Dec 2010

Barriers possible for new Wellington bus route

6:53 am on 8 December 2010

Wellington City Council is considering putting permanent barriers along the new inner-city bus route, after three pedestrians were hit while crossing the road last week.

Until recently, part of the Manners St route was a pedestrian-only mall.

The council and local bus companies have set up a taskforce to improve safety along the route.

Yellow tape has been used as a temporary deterrant to jaywalking, and permanent barriers are a possibility.

The taskforce will also review traffic lights on the route and consider whether more safety advertising is needed.