Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: 20100361
In January 2022, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety on Stoddard Road. 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 April/May 2022. 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. The majority of respondents supported this proposal, with the main reasons being that it would make it safer for people walking in the area and that people are driving too fast on this road and this will help slow them down.
A summary of additional comments and queries, and our responses to them, is below.
- Suggestion that the existing crossing is sufficient, and the changes are not required.
This project follows the Vision Zero strategy by aiming to reduce speeds at the crossing location by introducing a raised platform. This provides a safer facility for pedestrians.
- Suggestion that two pedestrian accidents are not many.
Any number of pedestrian accidents is too many. The Vision Zero strategy aims to have no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050.
- Suggestion to install a speed bump before the crossing rather than at the crossing so that divers slow down before the crossing.
A speed table at the crossing location has the additional benefit of improved visibility to pedestrians as this slightly raises them into the view of drivers. A speed bump in advance of the crossing would provide the opportunity for motorists to reaccelerate before reaching the crossing point.
- Concern that the crossing will make it difficult to drive into the Stoddard Road Medical Centre.
There is minimal difference between the existing and proposed layouts in terms of the central island. Therefore, we do not anticipate additional difficulties turning into Stoddard Road Medical Centre.
- Suggestion to add the broken yellow lines on the kerb, southwest of the crossing, as large trucks park there and block the line of sight between drivers approaching from the west and pedestrians wanting to cross.
The appropriate surveys around parking and visibility to pedestrians have been undertaken, and the existing parking restrictions were found to be safe for the proposed layout.
- Suggestion to only make the parking changes.
The focus of this project is pedestrian safety and improving the facility for pedestrians crossing Stoddard Road.
- Suggestion not to add the additional parking.
A survey of parking and visibility to pedestrians was done in the initial design phase. This check identified the opportunity to reinstate parking on the northern side of the road.
- Request for the parking restrictions to be enforced at the carpark at 219 Stoddard Road as people park for the whole day despite the time restrictions. Request for the carpark to be restricted to 30 minutes.
Stoddard Road and Richardson Road intersection
- Concern about the speed of drivers entering Stoddard Road from Richardson Road. Request for an intervention to slow speeds from 235/233 Stoddard Road because people will cross between the cars waiting in this section rather than going to one of the crossings.
The proposed zebra crossing and the signalised intersection of Richardson Road and Stoddard Road are only 50 metres apart. Therefore, we anticipate that pedestrians will choose either one of the crossings to cross safely. We will monitor the area to see if jaywalking continues after the implementation of the proposal.
- Concern about the tree in front of 233 Stoddard Road blocking drivers’ line of sight of what is ahead on Stoddard Road.
As this tree is on private land it is the responsibility of the landowner to contact Auckland Council to raise their concerns and request tree trimming. These requests can be logged via this website.
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 zebra crossing at no.196 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 pedestrian island at the centre of the crossing. This allows people to cross busy roads in two stages by providing a safer place to wait before making the second stage of the crossing.
- Remove the broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on the northern side of the road outside no.225 Stoddard Road to provide two additional car parks.
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. There is a high pedestrian demand from the commercial area on the southern side of the road, the Medical Centre and the two bus stops. There have been two pedestrian crashes in this area within the last 10 years. The proposed changes would promote speed reduction on Stoddard Road and provide a safer crossing facility for pedestrians.
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.
- 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).