Proposal status: Feedback open until 28 October 2022
Reference number: 20100354
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).