Remuera Road, Remuera - Raised Signalised Crossing Remuera Road, Remuera - Raised Signalised Crossing

Proposal status: Feedback open until 7 July 2022

Reference number: VRU2022-036

We're proposing improvements in your area

We are proposing to:

  • Install a raised signalised pedestrian crossing, which is a traffic-light controlled crossing on top of a wide, flat speed bump, outside 576 Remuera Road. The speed bump will have a gradual slope at one end which will make it more comfortable for vehicles and passengers to travel over, including busses and emergency service vehicles.
  • Install a pedestrian island at the centre of the crossing to provide pedestrians a safer place to wait before making the second stage 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 road markings and signage to support the new crossing.
  • Relocate the bus stop and shelter outside 533 Remuera Road to 527 Remuera Road.
  • Remove 13m of existing broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) outside of 533 Remuera Road.
  • Paint broken yellow lines on the approach to the crossing to improve visibility between motorists and pedestrians and on the approach to each bus stop to provide drive-in space. This will result in the net removal of 10 parking spaces.

Download the proposal drawing for Remuera Road (PDF 381KB)

Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. There have been eight reported crashes within a 50-metre radius of the proposed changes in the last 5 years. This includes two crashes involving pedestrians crossing Remuera Road and one crash involving a pedestrian walking along the footpath. These crashes resulted in injury, and we want to stop this from happening again. The proposed crossing is raised, meaning that drivers would have to slow down when approaching the crossing. The crossing is also signalised, which allows pedestrians to cross safely when drivers are stopped at the red light, giving them right of way. These changes would improve pedestrian safety and provide a safer place for people to cross the road to access the bus stops and nearby shops, whilst also slowing high speeds near the crossing. We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal while maintaining good lines of sight between drivers and pedestrians.

This particular road corridor has been identified for improved cycling facilities in our long-term vision for Auckland's integrated transport system. However, as the long-term corridor improvements are some time away, this proposal for pedestrian safety improvements is one of the many stages of improvements along this corridor.

Give your feedback for Remuera 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.

More information

  • This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.

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 Remuera 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).