Watch Your Manners Buses


Already 2 people have been injured after being hit by buses in Wellington’s new Manners St bus lanes in separate incidents.

The bus lanes were open only on Sunday and people have obviously not got used to watching out for buses in what used to be a pedestrian-only area.
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  1. richard horner says:

    I am not in Wellington but when they tried a similar arrangement in Auckland in the 1970′s vehicles were banned from part of Queen Street. Trolley buses were an exception and because they are silent they had electronic warning bells fitted for the Queen St. closed section

    The buses in Wellington seem to be trolleys so perhaps a similar idea would help? In basically a pedestrian area even a 30 speed limit seems a little high and 20 better……it’s only a short street.

  2. anthony says:

    @richard, that is a great idea. because something tells me that people will keep getting hit now dispite the 30k speed limit.

  3. karl says:

    If the bus drivers are actually keeping to the 30km/h limit, I don’t see why it needs to be lowered. 30km/h is fine if people are normally attentive.

    Some audible signal from the trolley buses might be useful, though.


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