Portland Road, Remuera - Raised zebra crossing Portland Road, Remuera - Raised zebra crossing
Proposal status: Feedback closed 22 December 2020. Last updated 5 November 2021.
Reference number: RSU1920-150
Proposal update and next steps
In May 2020 we advised you that COVID-19 had impacted our funding and we were not able to estimate a construction date. Funding has now been secured for this project and construction is now planned to begin in the 2021/22 financial year, before June 2022. Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.
In December 2020, we proposed changes to improve the safety of people crossing the road outside King’s School, in particular school children and those accessing nearby bus stops, by upgrading the existing zebra crossing to a raised zebra crossing. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. We received supportive feedback from the community. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Request that work take place during school holidays to minimise disruption to the school and local community.
We are planning on constructing this raised zebra crossing this financial year, by June 2021. Whilst we will try our best to construct during the school holiday period, as the Easter holidays are the only break between now and June, we unfortunately cannot guarantee this. If construction is undertaken during a school term we will endeavour to minimise the impact and disruption.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area and are asking for your views.
We want to improve the safety of people crossing the road outside King’s School, in particular school children and those accessing nearby bus stops, by upgrading the existing zebra crossing to a raised zebra crossing.
In November 2018 we asked for your views on a similar proposal. We advised you in April 2019 that as a result of community feedback and engineering requirements we would redesign and consult with you again. The redesign process took longer than anticipated and was further delayed due to the impact of COVID-19.
The changes we are proposing:
- Upgrade the existing zebra crossing to a zebra crossing that is raised to a platform level with the footpath.
- Repair the footpath on both sides of the crossing.
- Install tactile pavers which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
- Install new signs and relocate streetlights to support the new crossing layout.
- Repaint existing broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times).
Download the proposal drawing for Portland Road (PDF 2.19MB)
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. From our investigations we have identified that the crossing outside King’s School is a high risk location for pedestrian safety. Safety around schools is important to us and by making these changes we aim to slow the speed of approaching drivers and make the crossing more visible. The changes will prioritise people crossing the road, in particular school children, and improve the safety for everyone using the road.
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 by the Auckland regional fuel tax.
This proposal is part of a region wide pedestrian improvement programme which aims to improve safety at pedestrian crossings in high-risk locations. You can read more about the original proposal from November 2018 at Region wide pedestrian crossing improvements 2018.
Remuera: 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 Portland 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).