Proposal status: Feedback open until 26 August 2022
Reference number: SSM2122-003
We're proposing improvements in your area
To support the recently proposed speed limit reductions outside schools around Auckland, we are proposing changes to improve pedestrian safety on Point Chevalier Road and Te Ra Road. We ask for just a few minutes of your time to give us your feedback.
We are proposing to:
- Upgrade the existing zebra crossing at 298 Point Chevalier Road to a raised zebra crossing with long off ramps which make the crossing smoother for large vehicles. We would retain the traffic islands (which are raised platforms) in the middle of the road but remove the traffic islands on the sides of the road.
- Upgrade the existing speed bump at 10 Te Ra Road to a raised zebra crossing which gives pedestrians right of way.
- Install tactile pavers at all road crossing points. These are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
- Install signs and paint new road markings to support the changes.
The proposed changes would:
- Slow motorists to a safer speed.
- Raise pedestrians, especially children, crossing the road to be at eye-level of approaching motorists, making them easier to see from a distance.
- Improve visibility between motorists and people waiting to cross the road.
- Make it more comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross the road as the crossing is level with the footpath.
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 supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Point Chevalier: 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 Point Chevalier School 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).