Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: 20100505
In July 2022, we proposed changes to improve safety at the Saint Lukes Road and Kingsway Avenue intersection. These changes will make the intersection safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and all other road users.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the following minor changes:
- We will shift the proposed cycle ramp outside 90 Saint Lukes Road slightly towards the intersection. This will provide space for residents to put out their bins.
- We will widen and improve the footpath corner at Saint Lukes Road and Westfield Accessway, near Mount Albert Library.
These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
The project is currently going through detailed design. We anticipate the changes will be constructed in July to September 2023.
We will update the website if there is any change to the construction schedule. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses before any construction takes place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge.
Most respondents, including the Albert-Eden local board, supported our proposal. People told us that the intersection felt unsafe and the proposed changes would make it simpler and safer to use.
Here is a summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them:
- Concern that the shared crossings will encourage cyclists to use the footpath rather than the road.
The wide sections of footpath will not be marked as a shared path. The idea behind the cycle ramps is to provide non-confident cyclists an opportunity to get off the road and use the dual pedestrian/cyclist crossings to cross the intersection safely.
- Concern that the cycle ramp near 90 Saint Lukes Road will make it more difficult for residents to put out their bins.
We will shift the cycle ramp towards the intersection. This will leave some space between the ramp and the driveway, so residents are able to put out their bins.
- Concern that the speed bumps are unnecessary due to drivers having to stop for the lights anyway.
The speed bumps are an essential part of the design because they will ensure that drivers are traveling through the intersection at an appropriate speed. This means that if a crash happens, the people involved are less likely to be harmed.
- Request to eventually put in cycle lanes on Saint Lukes Road.
We will pass on your feedback to the relevant cycling team.
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.
We are proposing some improvements at the intersection of Saint Lukes Road, Kingsway Avenue and Cornwallis Street.
We are proposing to:
- Install 2 speed bumps on Saint Lukes Road to slow drivers down as they approach the intersection. These speed bumps will have long off-ramps for a smoother journey.
- Remove the slip lane from Saint Lukes Road to Cornwallis Street
- Install dual pedestrian and cyclist crossings on all legs of the intersection. These are traffic light-controlled crossings with separate painted lanes for cyclists and pedestrians to cross the road safely.
- Widen the footpath and install cycle ramps from the road to the path on all legs at the intersection to ensure cyclists and pedestrians can use the new dual crossing safely.
- Paint green boxes on the road. Cyclists travelling through the intersection will be able to wait on these boxes when the lights are red.
- Install tactile pavers at all road crossing points. Tactile Pavers are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
- Paint new road markings and install signage to support the changes.
The proposed pedestrian crossing on the eastern leg of Saint Lukes Road will make this intersection safer and more accessible for people walking around near Saint Lukes shopping centre. The dual crossings and painted green boxes will also make the intersection safer for cyclists.
The proposed speed bumps will slow drivers down as they approach the intersection, creating a safer road for all road users. The speed bumps' long off-ramps will minimise their effects on vehicles and discomfort for passengers.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to 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.
Sandringham: 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 Sait Lukes Road and Kingsway Avenue 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).