Auckland Transport (AT) is making changes to Carlton Street in order to encourage safer vehicle speeds and improve access to public transport.
Project status: Consultation - feedback is open until 21 March 2019
Project zone: Central
The aim of the project is to encourage safer vehicle speeds on Carlton Street and improve public transport links.
The existing speed tables on Carlton Street are not designed for bus travel, they are too short and have very steep approach angles. This results in an uncomfortable and potentially unsafe journey for bus passengers and drivers. As a result of this, Carlton Street, although part of the new network, has not been used to date by AT buses.
Once the purpose-built speed tables and bus stops are in place, bus 68 will be routed through Carlton Street instead of Hugh Watt Drive as part of the new network. This will enable more people to access public transport.
The new bus network routes were consulted on in 2015 with the roll out of the new network for central suburbs taking place in 2018.
Caption: Artists impression of Carlton Street improvements.
- Replacing the existing speed tables with new speed tables that are more evenly spaced to encourage safer vehicle speeds
- Making the new speed tables longer than the current speed tables, this results in less jarring for bus passengers however still slows down other road users.
- Installing four new bus stops on Carlton Street which will enable more people to access public transport
- Removing 12 public car park spaces on Carlton Street to make room for the bus stops and new speed tables.
A similar proposal for changes to Carlton Street was presented to the community last year. Those plans have since been altered to retain the existing style of speed tables, as these are more effective at slowing traffic.
Before we make these changes, we wanted to understand if there are any issues or concerns that need to be taken into consideration, what you think about the proposal and any changes you would like to make. Your local knowledge will give us a better understanding of the area and help us make improvements.
The public feedback period closed on Thursday 21 of March 2019
All feedback will be taken into consideration. We will prepare a report on the feedback received and any changes made to the proposal as a result. The report will be published online, if you provided your contact details when giving us feedback, we will notify you when the report is available.