Stamford Park Road, Mt Roskill - Pedestrian refuge island Stamford Park Road, Mt Roskill - Pedestrian refuge island

Proposal status: Feedback closed: 27 April 2021.

Reference number: MIP2021-002b

Proposal Outcome

In April 2021, we proposed changes to improve safety for people crossing the road by providing a safe place to cross on Stamford Park Road. After reviewing all the feedback, we have decided to proceed with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.

The changes that will be made:

  • Install two pedestrian islands at the corner of Stamford Park Road and Melrose Road to create safe places to wait to cross the road.
  • Paint new road markings and install signs to help guide drivers safely around the new islands.
  • Install tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
  • Paint new broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to ensure drivers and people crossing can clearly see each other. This will remove 4 parking spaces.

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.

Community feedback

Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. All concerns raised have been addressed, and a summary of your feedback and our responses to community suggestions and questions is below.

Suggestions to install speed bumps on Stamford Park Road on both sides of the intersection to prevent drivers from speeding. Also, a request to place speed bumps on Stamford Park Road to reduce driver speeds and a request to place speed bumps on side streets intersecting with Stamford Park Road to increase driver and pedestrian safety further.

  • The speed data we have collected indicates that most drivers adhere to the 50km/h speed limit on Stamford Park Road near the intersection with Melrose Road.
  • Thank you for your suggestion. While speed bumps prevent speeding, they can cause a temporary increase in road traffic noise levels. As it is necessary to minimise noise and because data suggests that most drivers adhere to the speed limit on Stamford Park Road, we feel that the installation of speed bumps is not warranted.

Concerns that it is not safe to use pedestrian islands to cross the road and that the road’s width and traffic volume does not warrant a pedestrian island.

  • Our onsite assessments during school drop-off hours indicated that the high number of pedestrians at that time of day does warrant the installation of a pedestrian island. Pedestrian islands have been found to make it safer for pedestrians to cross a road by breaking up their journey.
  • In the interests of pedestrian safety, we have also incorporated additional broken yellow lines into our design so that drivers have greater visibility of people waiting to cross. The plan also includes the installation of new “Children Crossing” signs on Stamford Park Road to increase driver awareness on approach to the intersection with Melrose Road.
  • Upgrading the pedestrian island to a raised zebra crossing is an option that we may consider in the future if there is an increase in crossing demand.

We're proposing improvements in your area

The community has asked us to improve safety for people crossing the road by providing a safe place to cross on Stamford Park Road.

The changes we are proposing:

  • Install two pedestrian refuge islands at the corner of Stamford Park Road and Melrose Road to create safe places to wait to cross the road.
  • Paint new road markings and install signs to help guide drivers safely around the new islands.
  • Install tactile pavers which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
  • Paint new broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to ensure drivers and people crossing can clearly see each other. This will remove four parking spaces.

Download the proposal drawing for Stamford Park Road (PDF 3.1MB)

Residents have expressed concern about their safety when crossing Stamford Park Road. We visited the area, conducted a pedestrian survey and identified the place where most people want to cross the road. The new crossing point aims to help reduce vehicle speeds and improve driver awareness of people crossing. The islands will allow people to cross the road in two stages if the road is busy.

Give your feedback for Stamford Park Road

If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.

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.

More Information

  • This proposal is supported by the Regional Fuel Tax.
  • This project is just one of a number of pedestrian safety improvements currently being considered across Auckland, ultimately aimed at creating a safer road network for all road users.

Mt Roskill: 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 Stamford Park 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).