St Stephens Avenue, Parnell – Raised Zebra Crossing St Stephens Avenue, Parnell – Raised Zebra Crossing

Proposal status: Closed

Reference number: SSM2122-004

Proposal outcome

In August 2022, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety outside Parnell District School.

After reviewing all the feedback we received, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support Tāmaki Makaurau's Vision Zero goal.

What happens next

We are unable to provide a precise construction date but we are aiming for construction to be between April and October 2023. We'll update you in 2023 with more detail about the commencement of the work.

Community feedback

Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge.

All respondents supported the proposal to improve pedestrian safety for students at Parnell District School. We have answered the most common concern:

  • Request not to paint broken yellow lines as this area is heavily used for resident parking and school pick up and drop off.
    While we acknowledge that removing on-street parking can be inconvenient, we have proposed additional parking restrictions to ensure that all pedestrians using the zebra crossing have enough visibility of approaching drivers to safely cross the road.

    We have minimised the parking loss to only what is necessary to ensure the crossing operates safely. Although some road users will need to move further away to park or for pick up and drops offs, the proposal will have significant benefits for pedestrians, particularly schoolchildren.

We're proposing improvements in your area

To support the recently proposed speed limit reductions outside schools around Auckland, we are proposing to raise the zebra crossing at 65 St Stephens Avenue, outside Parnell District School. We ask for just a few minutes of your time to give us your feedback.

We are proposing to:

  • Raise the existing zebra crossing at 65 St Stephens Avenue to the height of the footpath.
  • Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on the road near the crossing to make sure that pedestrians and drivers can see each other. This will remove 11 parking spaces.
  • Install tactile pavers on the footpath on both sides of the crossing. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
  • Remove the existing traffic islands, which are the raised platforms near the existing crossing, to widen the road. This means that cyclists travelling down St Stephens Avenue can stay on the side of the road and do not need to cycle into the middle of the lane to pass over the crossing.
  • Install new signs and paint new road markings to support the changes.

Download the proposal drawing for St Stephens Avenue (PDF 1.1MB)

The proposed changes would:

  • Raise the existing zebra crossing at 65 St Stephens Avenue to the height of the footpath.
  • Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on the road near the crossing to make sure that pedestrians and drivers can see each other. This will remove 11 parking spaces.
  • Install tactile pavers on the footpath on both sides of the crossing. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
  • Remove the existing traffic islands, which are the raised platforms near the existing crossing, to widen the road. This means that cyclists travelling down St Stephens Avenue can stay on the side of the road and do not need to cycle into the middle of the lane to pass over the crossing.
  • Install new signs and paint new road markings to support the changes.

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.

Parnell: 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 Parnell District 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).