Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: CSFPU1.9
In July 2022, we proposed changes to improve road crossing safety for pedestrians and cyclists at Melrose Road, Mount Roskill. After reviewing all the feedback we received, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
These works will help support Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland’s Vision Zero goal.
This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed in May 2023. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses before any construction takes place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. The feedback we received was positive and supportive. Here is our response to the feedback we received:
Raised zebra crossing
- It should be a raised zebra crossing with enhanced lighting
Low pedestrian demand in the area made it difficult to justify a formal pedestrian crossing. Additionally, the lack of space between driveways made fitting in a pedestrian crossing with central raised islands difficult. However, we are upgrading street lighting for the pedestrian islands.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your neighbourhood.
We are proposing to:
- Install a new pedestrian island which is raised on a platform in the middle of the road. This would make it safer to cross the road by breaking up the journey.
- Install new kerb ramps, which are sloped sections of footpath, so that pedestrians, especially those with prams or wheelchairs, can move easily from the footpath to the road.
- Paint new road markings and install new signs to accompany the proposed pedestrian island crossing and reconstruct the footpath on both sides of the new crossing.
- Extend the broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) near the crossing to the visibility of pedestrians. This will remove 9 parking spaces.
- Install tactile pavers at the crossing points. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
Community Safety Fund
This proposal is part of the Community Safety Fund which is a $20 million programme focused on tackling road safety concerns raised by the community. Auckland Transport is partnering with the Puketāpapa Local Board and Ward Councillors to deliver this project, which is part of more than 80 safety improvement projects across Auckland.
Mount Roskill: 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 Melrose 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).