Proposal status: Feedback closed 17 October 2019, last updated 15 November 2021.
Reference number: RSU1920-104
We advised you in September 2019 that these works were scheduled to be constructed between June 2020 and June 2021. This project now has a construction target of the 2021/22 financial year, before June 2022. We’ll write to you again next year with more detail about the commencement of works.
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We proposed to upgrade pedestrian facilities near the intersection of Normanby Road and Clive Road in Mount Eden.
This involves installing a speed table on the Clive Road approach and a refuge island on the Normanby Road northern approach, removing the left-turn slip lane from Normanby Road into Clive Road, and providing new footpath connections at the intersection.
These changes are needed to improve pedestrian safety and connectivity of the crossing facilities at this intersection.
The proposed changes will proceed 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.
- Concern that the proposed changes will increase traffic congestion at the intersection.
The crossings are not expected to significantly add to congestion, as neither crossing uses signal lights instructing cars to stop. Priority is given to vehicles at these locations, and people using the crossings will move when the road is clear. Removing the left-turn slip lane is also not expected to add to congestion.
- Concern that the proposal does not accurately reflect traffic conditions in the area as the drawing does not show current apartment buildings.
We conducted a survey of vehicle and pedestrian activity at the intersection to identify safety issues and the need for crossing improvements. The drawing uses photography from GeoMaps, available through Auckland Council, which may not show the most up-to-date images of locations.
- Request for a raised pedestrian crossing on Normanby Road instead of a kerb ramp and refuge island, to calm southbound traffic speed.
A raised crossing would not be suitable on Normanby Road since it is classified for use by over-sized vehicles such as large trucks and heavy equipment. These types of vehicles are not able to use roads with speed tables and other raised features.
- Request to narrow Clive Road westbound to a single lane and use the space for a wider pedestrian refuge.
The high volume of vehicles using Clive Road requires two lanes to exit onto Normanby Road to enable safe turning movements. Therefore, the design will retain both westbound lanes.
- Concern about the lack of crossings from the southern kerb of Edwin Street.
Our survey of vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the project area found more safety issues for people walking across Normanby Road and Clive Road compared to Edwin Street. Therefore, we have prioritised Normanby Road and Clive Road for improvement.
- Concern that the proposed raised table is a hazard for emergency vehicles.
Raised tables are a common speed-calming measure and widely used on New Zealand roads. We are not aware of any evidence indicating that they present a hazard to ambulances or fire engines.
- Request for a speed bump on Normanby Road near the intersection with Mount Eden Road, to calm northbound traffic speed.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will investigate speed calming options at this location. If improvements are needed, we will develop a new design and ask for community feedback on a separate proposal.
- Request to retain the existing footpath and connect to the proposed crossing.
The changes to the footpath are necessary to direct users from the nearby playground toward the raised table on Clive Road.
These works are planned between June 2020 and June 2021, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.