One little thing

Pedestrian safe zone: zebra crossing in Whangarei

Pedestrians do not have the right-of-way in New Zealand. Why ever not? We first noticed this in Auckland, where the cars nip at your heels. If you cross at a clearly marked crosswalk, you have a protected right-of-way. They’re actually quite charming, with zebra-striped poles and bright globes to alert drivers to look out for pedestrians.

The only problem is that they are rather thin on the ground; you might walk quite a way alongside swarming traffic before you see one. And if you don’t, and chance it, you’re as good as a possum—-and good luck to you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s