The audit generally followed the set out in the NZTA guideline “Road Safety Audit Procedures for Projects” (May 2013). This ranks safety concerns as Serious, Significant, Moderate or Minor depending on the severity and probability.
The safety audit comprised a desktop review of the Transportation Interim Design Plans and other drawings showing cross-sections, landscape designs etc. The safety audit identified two significant safety issues (both relating to cyclists or pedestrian movements), five moderate safety issues, and one minor issue. In each case recommendations on appropriate design modifications are made in response to the safety issue. The audit also raised and, where appropriate, made recommendations a number of design issues.
A safer design was achieved.