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Last modified: 16 Feb 2021 11:14am

a picture of the new zebra crossingA new pedestrian crossing has been installed on Broadlands Drive in Rolleston, to help people make the most of new sport and recreation services.

The crossing has been installed across the existing raised platform between Foster Park and the Selwyn Aquatic Centre. The crossing will support the links between the Selwyn Aquatic Centre and Foster Park, particularly the new Selwyn Sports Centre, opening this autumn.

It will also benefit children and families walking to and from schools in the area.

It’s important for pedestrians and drivers to be aware and careful around the new crossing and for parents to teach children how to use the crossing safely, Council Road Safety Coordinator Jessica Fairbrass says.

“Pedestrians have the right of way at a zebra crossing, but it is important to make sure cars have seen you and have stopped. Do not step out if there is a car between you and the diamond that is line marked on the road. Drivers also need to stay alert, slow down and be prepared to stop, as children in particular can be distracted."