Consultation status: closed 26 October 2021
Proposal reference: MIP2122-013
In October 2021, we proposed changes to improve road crossing safety for pedestrians on Disraeli Street near the entrance of Auckland Normal Intermediate. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed in March/April 2022. We will be in touch with local residents prior to any construction taking place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. We received significant community support for this proposal. Respondents expressed that these changes would improve safety for students and staff of Auckland Normal Intermediate and other members of the community. Many respondents shared that they are concerned about driver speeds on Disraeli Street and supported slowing down drivers with the installation of the raised crossing. Some respondents also stated that they had seen near misses at this location between road users and students. A summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them, is below.
- Concern about resident driveway access. We completed an investigation and made additional changes to the kerb buildouts to ensure that when drivers are entering and reversing out of the driveways, on both sides of the crossing, drivers will be able to do this with ease and without crossing over to the other side of the road. The kerb buildouts were reduced in size to ensure these movements are possible.
- Requests to move the location of the proposed crossing west, closer to the school driveway, or east, further away from the Hasbury Avenue and Disraeli Street intersection. Based off our initial investigation, most of the students cross at the proposed location for the crossing. We will therefore not be relocating the crossing.
- Suggestion that children need to learn to cross the street without the aid of a raised crossing and request to install a standard zebra crossing or to paint the road using different colours instead of installing a raised crossing. The installation of a raised zebra crossing is to provide a safer area for school children and all other pedestrians to cross the road safely. It is also to inform drivers that they need to slow down when approaching the nearby school and to reduce rat running through Disraeli Street.
- Suggestion to install flashing lights at the crossing. Orange lights on poles will be installed at the zebra crossing as per AT standards.
We’re proposing improvements in your area
Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your neighbourhood.
We are proposing to:
- Install a raised zebra crossing outside of 56 Disraeli Street, Epsom, near the entrance of Auckland Normal Intermediate. The zebra crossing will be raised to a platform level with the footpath.
- Install new signage to support the crossing.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on the approaches to the pedestrian crossing to improve visibility. This will result in the removal of approximately 5 parking spaces.
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes were requested by Auckland Normal Intermediate as a high number of people, mainly schoolchildren, cross this road with no safe crossing in place. The installation of a raised zebra crossing enhances pedestrian safety at this location by improving visibility between drivers and pedestrians as well as reducing driver speeds. This proposal also aims to promote active modes of transport by improving local connections. We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal while maintaining good lines of sight between road users and pedestrians.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it to Freepost using the address details on the form.
What happens next
- We’ll consider all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
- This proposal is supported by the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax
Epsom: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Disraeli Street are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).