Proposal status: Feedback closed 28 October 2022
Reference number: 20100354
In October 2022, we proposed improvements to the crossing facilities outside Tamaki College and Elstree North Reserve. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support Auckland’s Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed in March 2023. We will be in touch with residents prior to any construction taking place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. Most of the respondents told us that these changes would benefit the community.
Responses to community questions
- Suggestion to only install the raised zebra crossing at 71 Elstree Avenue
The recreation centre attracts lots of children before and after school and on weekends. So, having a raised zebra crossing at this location will make it safer for many pedestrians.
- Concern that motorists will be significantly inconvenienced
Approximately 7,800 vehicles travel along Elstree Avenue every day. 15% of these vehicles travel over 52.5km/h. In the event of a crash at this speed, there is a high chance of someone being seriously injured or killed. The proposed speed tables do not have a large impact on motorists but are able to slow down approach speeds to a safer level. Improving pedestrian safety and making a more forgiving transport network is part of our work towards Auckland’s Vision Zero goal. Learn more about safe speeds here.
- Suggestion to fix the potholes in Glen Innes and finish the roundabout at the intersection of Elstree Ave and Taniwha Street
Thank you for this information, it has been referred to our projects team. You can always tell us about network improvements that you would like to see in your area via our feedback form here.
We're proposing improvements in your area
We would like to work with you to improve the crossing facilities outside Tamaki College and Elstree North Reserve.
We are proposing to:
- Install a zebra crossing on top of a flat, wide speed bump between 71 Elstree Avenue and Tamaki College. This speed bump would be raised to the height of the footpath.
- Install streetlights outside 71 Elstree Avenue and Tamaki College to improve visibility at the crossing when it’s dark.
- Raise the crossing between 49 Elstree Avenue and Elstree Avenue Reserve to be on top of a flat, wide speed bump.
- Install tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
- Paint road markings and broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to support the changes. This will remove 4 parking spaces by the Tamaki College crossing.
Elstree Avenue is a highly used pedestrian route, as it provides access to Tamaki College and Elstree North Reserve, which has a local playground and basketball court. Elstree Avenue is a busy road, with some drivers travelling at or above 52.5km/hr. This is above the survivable speed if a person were to be hit by a vehicle.
Over the last 5 years, one serious injury pedestrian crash was reported in the vicinity of the existing pedestrian crossing.
The raised crossings would provide safer places for people to cross the road outside Tamaki College and Elstree North Reserve, as they would:
- Slow motorists to a safer speed
- Raise pedestrians crossing the road, especially children, to be at eye-level of approaching motorists. This would make them easier to see from a distance.
- Improve visibility between motorists and people waiting to cross the road.
- Make it more comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross the road, as the crossing is level with the footpath.
We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient. That's why we have minimised the removal as much as possible, while also ensuring the safety of all road users.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to 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 with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
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).