Proposal status: Closed 1 July 2021. Last updated 2 March 2022.
Reference number: RSU1920-142
In June 2021, we advised you that these works were scheduled to be constructed in the 2021 to 2022 financial year. This project now has a construction target of March to April 2022.
In May 2020 we proposed changes to upgrade the existing zebra crossing to a raised zebra crossing on Shore Road, Remuera. This involved removing some on-street parking spaces and relocating two bus stops.
After listening to community feedback on the proposal we have updated the design to increase pedestrian safety and meet community requirements. We then reconsulted with the community in June 2021 on our updated design, and after reviewing all the feedback received, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed in the 2021/22 financial year. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. All respondents were supportive of this proposal and a summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them are below.
Concern that the current skid-resistant road surfacing is not durable, and the current one has not lasted long.
Thank you for your response. The skid-resistant surfacing will be renewed as part of this proposal.
Concern that relocating the bus stops will increase traffic congestion on Shore Road and prevent drivers from accessing side streets.
Thank you for your response. The bus stops have been realigned to allow passengers from the either bus stop to use the upgraded pedestrian facility to cross the road safely. The bus stop west of Seaview Road has been relocated slightly so that the bust stop road marking now aligns with the bus shelter. The bus stop that was previously opposite the Seaview Road intersection has been relocated from the intersection to the east of the crossing on Shore Road.
We have conducted tracking to ensure that vehicles will be able to use the median to overtake stationary busses, and therefore turning movements into side streets will not be affected. Therefore, the relocation of the bus stops will have a less than minor impact on the network performance of the area and Shore Road in particular.
We're proposing improvements in your area
In May 2020, we consulted residents and businesses on Shore Road about a proposal to upgrade the existing zebra crossing to a raised zebra crossing. The public feedback that we received is valuable to us and has helped us to design a more suitable plan that increases pedestrian safety and benefits community facilities.
We are proposing to:
- Upgrade the pedestrian crossing to a raised zebra crossing. The crossing will be raised to a platform level with the footpath.
- Retain the on-street parking outside businesses at no.15 Shore Road by re-aligning the road markings. Existing P10 parking restrictions will remain.
- Relocate the bus stop on the northern side (outside Thomas Bloodworth Park) further east down Shore Road, after the upgraded crossing.
- Relocate the bus stop outside 9 Shore Road to 9B Shore Road and paint new bus stop road markings to align the stop with the existing bus shelter.
- Install tactile pavers on the approach to the crossing and reconstruct part of the footpath to improve access to the crossing. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
- Paint new broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on the southwestern and northwestern side of Shore Road in place of where the existing bus stop markings are.
- Install new road markings and signage to support the upgraded crossing.
- Extend the current skid-resistant road surfacing so that it aligns with the upgraded crossing.
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. The proposed relocated bus stop location east of the upgraded raised zebra crossing on Shore Road has allowed us to keep some on-street parking spaces. The Local Board have expressed their support for the new design and the consideration given to the Remuera community’s requirements. The upgraded raised zebra crossing will improve pedestrian safety on Shore Road and provide the community with a safe place to cross to access community facilities, whilst slowing down approaching traffic. Shore Road was identified by our Road Safety team as a location where pedestrian safety improvements are needed.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it to Freepost using the address details on the form.
This project is supported by the regional fuel tax fund.
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.
Shore Road, 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 Shore 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).