I have been living opposite Woburn train station for over a year now, and I am alarmed at the speed and volume with which traffic passes along Cambridge Terrace. The vehicles include fully-loaded logging trucks and trailers, and fully-loaded scrap metal trucks and trailers, most of which are travelling far in excess of 50km per hour.
I have witnessed several near misses on the pedestrian crossing coming from Woburn train station because these speeding vehicles cannot stop in time. These include a mother and child nearly clipped by a van speeding along the road and several children who have been narrowly missed.
I was nearly hit by a car that didn't even attempt to stop or slow down (and in fact the driver even had the audacity to abuse me for getting in his way).
However, the most frightening incident was a college student who was narrowly missed by a truck and trailer unit speeding along the road on a rainy day. The truck actually skidded to a stop to avoid hitting him, even though he had done the correct thing and waited at the side of the road to make sure all the traffic could see that he was about to cross.
The numerous skid marks on Cambridge Terrace by this crossing are testament to the traffic speed, and the danger faced by people crossing the road at their peril.
Something has to be done before someone is killed.
- Hutt News