A number of people have asked for a “duck crossing” sign on Kaipatiki Road due to the number of injured ducklings, and the danger when vehicles stop suddenly and people leap out of cars to rescue ducklings. Unfortunately, even though Auckland Transport are keen to slow down traffic across the city to improve safety, they are unwilling to install a duck crossing sign to help slow down the traffic:

“Auckland Transport must consider the proliferation of traffic signage in the road corridor as it can be a distraction for drivers. Signage of this nature typically has little effect on driver behaviour and does not necessarily reduce the risk to ducks, therefore we only install duck crossing signs where it has been identified that there is a risk of endangered native species being hit by traffic. While we understand the reason for your request, until such time as evidence as above is provided, we are unable to justify installing duck crossing signage at this location.”

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