Auckland Transport

Ladies Mile, Ellerslie - pedestrian crossing improvements

Consultation status: closed 16 January 2017

Proposed changes:

  • Install a pedestrian crossing on Ladies Mile.
  • Install new road markings, including No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines), along Ladies Mile.
  • Install a new footpath along Ladies Mile.

Why changes are needed

There have been numerous requests for pedestrian facilities be built along Ladies Mile and after a pedestrian count was conducted in the area, we identified a high demand for a pedestrian crossing be installed at this location.

Download the Ladies Mile consultation plans (PDF 726KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Suggestion that a signalised crossing should be used instead. Our site assessments showed that a signalised pedestrian crossing would not be warranted since these types of facilities are generally used around schools or along arterial roads where a pedestrian finds it difficult to cross the road.
  • Concern that the pedestrian crossing should be future proofed for a future cycle lane. The current proposal for the crossing doesn't include a pedestrian refuge, therefore there isn't a pinch point and this allows cyclists and motorists to travel adjacent to each other if needed. There’s an existing cycle lane in the northbound lane on Ladies Mile and according to the existing Auckland Cycle Network map, there are no works programmed until beyond 2018.
  • Suggestion that the pedestrian should be moved from its proposed location, either towards or further away from Main Highway. The pedestrian survey indicates that the highest number of pedestrians are crossing Ladies Mile at the proposed location for the crossing. There are pedestrians currently crossing at the proposed location regardless of the lack of crossing facilities. The proposed crossing point supports the safe movement of pedestrians along their desired crossing line east-west on Ladies Mile.
  • Request for additional works including a raised crossing across Main Highway. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback or report a problem here.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2018, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.