What we heard
We had many useful conversations, and received more than 700 pieces of feedback. That feedback raised many different issues, and covered a broad range of opinions.
The main themes were:
Many people told us that speeds felt too fast through this area and they would like to see the speed limit permanently reduced.
Safe access on and off the road
There were many comments about not being able to park safely around Paines Ford, while people also drew attention to other intersections around the area.
People are concerned about the safety of children and older residents using and crossing the highway in Takaka. They told us vehicles are travelling at high speed when coming into the village and that some drivers are not considering vulnerable people.
People also had concerns about walking and cycling along the highway.
Many people commented on dangerous driving by other drivers, such as driving at high speeds, dangerous overtaking and not driving to the conditions.
Road conditions, signage and other improvements
Other comments we received were about signage, road surface and conditions, and the one-way bridges.
You can read the full engagement summary here.