Proposal status: Last updated 15 November 2021.
Reference number: CSFMT1.3
In August 2020 we advised you that COVID-19 had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whānau, and that funding had been constrained so we were not able to estimate a construction date. Funding has now been secured for this project and construction is now planned to begin in November 2021. Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council has implemented an Emergency Budget which has reduced AT’s capital and operating budgets. This could mean this project is delayed. We will be in touch with you when we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Once the budget is confirmed, the proposal will proceed with a minor change to the next stage of detailed planning. The side islands have been removed from the design and a central island will be installed instead.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Concern that cyclists will be pushed into the traffic lane.
After reviewing the feedback we received, the design has been changed so that a central island will be installed instead of the side islands. The lanes will be 4.2 metres wide to ensure that cyclists can share the road safely with vehicles.
- Concern that it will cause issues for people turning right into the pools.
Installation of the new raised crossing will not affect the ability of vehicles turning right into the pools.
In May 2020, we proposed changes in your area
To improve safety for people walking and cycling, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board and Auckland Transport proposed to upgrade the pedestrian crossing to a raised zebra crossing at 122 Elstree Avenue in Glen Innes.
Changes proposed on Elstree Avenue
- Upgrade the pedestrian crossing to a raised zebra crossing. The crossing will be raised to a platform level with the footpath and is expected to improve safety by slowing high traffic speeds on the approach to the crossing.
- Extend existing broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to make sure that parked cars do not block the view of the crossing and pedestrians. This involves removing 18 car parking spaces.
- Install new road markings and signage to make sure the crossings can be clearly seen by approaching drivers.
- Install pedestrian islands that will make it safer for people walking by reducing the crossing distance.
- Install tactile pavers and reconstruct part of the footpath to improve access onto the pedestrian crossing for people walking.
Our proposal responded to requests from the community, via the local board, to improve crossing facilities for people walking to schools, sports grounds, and houses and is supported by the Community Safety Fund programme and Regional Fuel Tax.
Community Safety Fund
This proposal is part of the Community Safety Fund. Auckland Transport is partnered with the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board to deliver this project, as part of more than 80 safety improvement projects across the Auckland region. The Community Safety Fund is a $20 million programme focused on addressing local road safety concerns raised by the community to local boards and ward councillors.
Glen Innes - 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 Elstree Avenue 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).
We will be in touch with you when we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. Once funding is secured, our contractors will send notices to residents or businesses affected by works 48 hours before the work starts.