Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: RTV-407
We advised you in March 2022 that these works were scheduled to be constructed by September 2022. Unfortunately, construction for this project has been delayed due to funding related challenges. We are proceeding with this proposal, and a new construction target date has been set.
We now aim to begin construction for this project in November 2022. Prior to construction, we’ll write those affected by this change again with more detail about the commencement of works.
In march 2022, we proposed changes with Puketāpapa Local Board to improve pedestrian safety on Hillsborough Road. These proposed changes were in response to concerns about a lack of clear crossing facilities at this location. 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 that construction will start in September 2022. we will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. In the feedback we received a few queries. Our responses to them are below.
- Request to move the pedestrian island closer to the park.
There is an existing pedestrian island outside 53 Hillsborough Road, which is next to Monte Cecilia Park. Therefore, we will proceed to construct the pedestrian island outside 69 Hillsborough Road to meet the pedestrian demands at this location, which is impacted by the nearby bus stop.
- Suggestion that a pedestrian island will not solve the overall issue.
The proposed pedestrian island will give pedestrians a place to wait safely on the flush median to cross Hillsborough Road. These could be bus or park users.
- Concern that the changes will increase congestion, especially during peak times.
Adding the pedestrian island will not increase traffic congestion as both traffic lanes will remain in operation Additionally, pedestrians do not have the right of way so must wait for a safe gap in the traffic to cross.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Auckland Transport and Puketāpapa Local Board are proposing to:
- Install a pedestrian island in the middle of the road outside 69 Hillsborough Road. The pedestrian island will break up the journey for those crossing and provide a safe place to wait to cross the road.
- Install tactile pavers at the roadsides of the crossing points, the centre of the pedestrian island, and at the bus stop. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers.
- Reconstruct the footpath so that people can use the crossing safely.
- Install new signs to support safe travel through the crossing.
- Extend the broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) near the crossing to improve visibility for people using the crossing. This will result in removal of 7 parking spaces.
Auckland Transport and Puketāpapa Local Board would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. We are proposing these changes due to the lack of clear crossing facilities at this location. The proposed pedestrian island would improve pedestrian safety and connectivity across Hillsborough Road and improve walkability to Monte Cecilia Park.
We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal while ensuring the safety of all people travelling through this crossing.
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 funded by Puketāpapa Local Board.
Hillsborough: 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 Hillsborough Road 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).