Improve public access between the Railway Station and Harbour Quays across Waterloo Quay
There is an increasing number of people working in the Centreport business park.
We would like the Council to consider improving public access in this area. BNZ has a vested interest in a solution, as we have circa 1200 staff based in our BNZ Harbour Quays building. The safety of our people is paramount.
At present, it takes 6+ minutes for the lights to change outside Harbour Quays - and there is no weather protection. Not only is this a health risk (umbrellas don't stand a chance in the Wellington wind), we're also aware, anecdotally, of several individuals being hit by cars due to jaywalking.
When it's windy and wet, it's not practical for individuals to expose themselves to the elements for 6+ minutes. As mentioned above, Jaywalking has been the unfortunate outcome.