Stoddard Road, Mount Roskill – Pedestrian Safety Improvements Stoddard Road, Mount Roskill – Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Proposal status: Closed

Reference number: 20100283

Proposal outcome

In February 2022, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety on Stoddard Road and its intersection with Tory Street. These changes are in response to the high pedestrian demand from the nearby shops and Roskill Village, and crash data for this location, which showed that its safety could be improved. 

After reviewing all the feedback, 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 June 2022. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses before any construction takes place.

Community feedback

Here is our response to a concern we received from a community member:

  • Concern about the middle island making it difficult to pull into the middle lane to turn right onto Tory Street.

The existing zebra crossing has a pedestrian island to separate vehicles turning right and pedestrians using the zebra crossing. We are upgrading this layout.

We have completed design checks, which confirm that standard vehicles and 10.3 m rubbish trucks can pull into the right turn bay and manoeuvre around the pedestrian island on Tory Street. 

Proposal update

We advised you in February 2022, that you could give your views up until Thursday 24th February 2022. We have now extended the consultation period until Friday 11th March 2022, to provide more time for the local community to have their say on the proposal.

We're proposing improvements in your area

Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your neighbourhood.

We are proposing to:

  • Upgrade the existing zebra crossing outside 36 Stoddard Road to a raised Swedish-style zebra crossing. The crossing will be raised on a flat, wide speed bump with a gentle exit to create a smooth ride for road users.
  • Install a new pedestrian island on Tory Street. A pedestrian island allows pedestrians to cross busy roads in two stages and gives pedestrians a safe place to wait before making the second stage of the crossing.
  • Install tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance paving markers, at the crossing points on Stoddard Road, Stoddard Place and Tory Street.
  • Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to maintain visibility between road users and pedestrians. This will result in the loss of 2 parking spaces on Stoddard Road and 2 parking spaces on Tory Street.
  • Reconstruct the footpath to support the proposed changes.

Download the proposal drawing for Stoddard Road (PDF 1.54MB)

Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes are being proposed to improve pedestrian safety in this area as it has a high pedestrian demand generated by the nearby shops and Roskill Village. There has been one reported crash involving a pedestrian at this site in the past five years and we want to avoid this happening again. The proposed changes provide safer crossing facilities for pedestrians and promote speed reduction on this section of Stoddard Road which has high traffic volumes.

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 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.

Mount 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 Stoddard 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).