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'Apples and oranges': AT Chief Executive defends cost of Auckland's pedestrian crossings

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Wed, 24 Jan 2024, 7:09PM

'Apples and oranges': AT Chief Executive defends cost of Auckland's pedestrian crossings

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Jan 2024, 7:09PM

It's official- Auckland's pedestrian crossings come at a far higher price than those in the capital.

Figures from the 2021/2022 financial year show Auckland Transport chewed through $6 million on 12 signalised crossings, at an average cost of half a million dollars.

Meanwhile, Wellington City Council built four cheaper, non-signalised raised crossings for just under $120,000.

Auckland Transport Chief Executive Dean Kimpton says defended the cost of crossings, saying they're fundamentally different from those in Wellington.

"From Auckland to Wellington, the prices are similar. What you're seeing in the $6 million or the 12 pedestrian crossings referred to in 21/22 were a whole range of other things that needed to also be done."

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