Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 May 2020, last updated 17 November 2021.
Reference number: CSFMT1.1
In July 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-December 2021. Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.
In May 2020, we proposed changes in your area
To improve pedestrian safety, we proposed to install a new zebra crossing at 28 Farringdon Street, Glen Innes. The proposal responded to requests from the community to improve facilities for pedestrians on the way to schools and local shops. These changes aimed to provide a safe place for people to cross the road, particularly school children.
We proposed to:
- Install a new zebra crossing raised to a platform level with the footpath at 28 Farringdon Street with new kerbs, footpaths, orange beacons, road markings and advisory signs. This would replace the school patrolled crossing and aims to improve safety by making the crossing more visible to drivers and encourage them to slow down.
- Extend the broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) outside 51-55 Farringdon Street to make it easier for approaching drivers to see people crossing the road. This would remove a total of 4 parking spaces.
Community Safety Fund
This proposal is supported by the Community Safety Fund which is a $20 million programme focused on tackling road safety concerns raised by the community. Auckland Transport is partnered with the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board and Ward Councillor Josephine Bartley to deliver this project, as part of more than 80 safety improvement projects across Auckland.
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 Farringdon 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).
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council is implementing an Emergency Budget which will reduce AT’s capital and operating budgets. This could mean this project is delayed. We will be in touch with you once 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 proposed changes will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning before being constructed.
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.
- Customer is pleased to hear that Farringdon Street Glen Innes will have a pedestrian crossing and they are ecstatic for the community, kura, and kohanga reo.
Thank you for your support.
- Concern that excessive congestion will occur in the area from this proposal, due to the current situation with Covid-19 and as there are already works taking place on Line Rd and Elstree Ave.
We understand your concern; however, construction works will be coordinated with other on-going works to ensure that there is minimal disruption. The construction works are expected to happen next financial year (between July 2020 and June 2021). This will allow us to coordinate the works and maintain accessibility with minimal disruption for all road users. As of 9 June 2020, New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 1, so any traffic congestion in this area is likely to have gone back to normal.
- Concern that works which will occur at this site could cause safety issues for students, neighbouring kohanga and whānau.
Pedestrian safety and accessibility will be maintained throughout the construction stage. We will ensure our contractor maintains a safe temporary pedestrian walkway during the construction phase. Site supervisors and traffic controllers will be on site during the construction period to ensure the safety of the public is maintained throughout.
- Recommendation to update AT's information as the driveway to number 28 is no longer in this position.
The detailed design drawing will reflect the correct position of your driveway. Thank you for letting us know.
We will be in touch with you once 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