We know that 55 percent of crashes in Christchurch happen at intersections. The SH73 Yaldhurst Road/Peer Street intersection carries around 17,000 vehicles a day and is known to have speed issues.
In the last ten years, there have been 60 crashes at the intersection resulting in a death and three serious injuries.
We’re installing raised safety platforms at each approach to the intersection to make it safer for students and staff at Villa Maria College, children at St Marks Anglican Preschool and and for all road users, whether walking, cycling or driving.
View the plan for SH73 Yaldurst Road/Peer Street [PDF, 1.5 MB]
Raised safety platforms are designed to slow traffic, so that if something happens, vehicles are travelling slow enough to give people time to react to avoid a crash. If a crash does happen, the risk of death and serious injury is reduced by 40 percent.
The work we have planned compliments safety improvement works that the Christchurch City Council are proposing around Church Corner.
Safer intersections around Church Corner - Christchurch City Council website(external link)