30 Mar 2015

Wellington City Council called to review pedestrian safety

7:27 pm on 30 March 2015

A coroner has recommended the Wellington City Council review pedestrian safety in the central city following an inquiry into the death of a woman who was hit by a bus.

In 2011, Venessa Green, 40, was jogging on Willis Street and stepped in front of a bus.

She died in Wellington Hospital a day later.

At the inquest, her family said an earlier council report had already warned some vegetation and road signs were obstructing the view of pedestrians, and that was ignored.

In his findings released today, Coroner Garry Evans called for the council to complete another review on pedestrian safety around bus lanes, to be completed this year.

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