Proposal status: Feedback open until 27 May 2022
Reference number: RTV-423
We're proposing improvements in your area
In response to requests from the Ōrākei Local Board, we are proposing to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety by installing a paired, raised zebra crossing on Tamaki Drive, St Heliers.
We are proposing to:
- Install a raised zebra crossing on Tamaki Drive, near the intersection with Long Drive. The crossing will be paired, which means that it will be suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists to use.
The new zebra crossing will be raised to be flush with the footpath. The raised table will be wide and flat, with a gradual slope at one end that will make it comfortable for all vehicles, including large trucks, emergency services vehicles and buses.
- Install tactical pavers at the crossing approach. Tactical pavers are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people to find their way to the crossing and safely across the road.
- Install new signage and streetlights to alert drivers to the new raised crossing, and to ensure that pedestrians and cyclists using the crossing are visible during low lit hours of the day.
- Install a new footpath and kerb extension of the existing cycleway so that cyclists can easily move from the footpath to the raised crossing.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to prevent drivers from parking near the new crossing and blocking the visibility of pedestrians and cyclists crossing. This will remove a total of 8 on-street parking spaces, 7 northbound and 4 southbound.
We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have removed as little parking as possible.
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.
St Heliers: 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 Tamaki Drive 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).