Auckland Transport

Carrington Rd, Pt Chevalier - Minor cycling improvements

Consultation status: closed 24 August 2017

Proposal reference: MCI1617-013

We are proposing to install cycle lane separators and to enhance cycle lane markings on Carrington Road.

Why the changes are needed

The proposed changes will stop vehicles from encroaching into the cycle lane.

Download the consultation drawing for Carrington Road (PDF 521KB)

Feedback

The proposal received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

  • Colour of separators. We have agreed to change the colour of separator to black, which is more visually appealing.
  • There must be adequate room for heavy vehicles to safely turn from Gt North Rd into Carrington Road without obstructions such as posts and road separators. We have reviewed the tracking plans for turns into Carrington Rd from Great North Rd. The right turn into Carrington Rd from Great North Road was a concern, so we have revised the design to relocate the right turn lane stop lane further back.
  • The separators seem to be spaced very close together on St. Luke’s and I hope on Carrington Road they are spaced a little further apart. 1.5m spacing is necessary to prevent vehicles from entering and parking in the cycle lanes.
  • Install speed calming measures for traffic turning into driveways on Carrington Road. We will install speed humps between the cycle lane and the road to slow vehicles turning into the driveways from Carrington Rd as a safety measure.
  • Extension of separators. Delivery of this project will be combined with the Carrington Rd dual zebra crossing project further south. Additional separators will be included in the on-road cycle lane leading to this crossing in both directions. Additional separators further south is outside the scope of this project.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work in the 201/19 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.