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Tui Street and Moa Road, Point Chevalier – Raised Tables Tui Street and Moa Road, Point Chevalier – Raised Tables

Consultation status: Closed

Proposal reference: MIP2021-010

Proposal outcome

In October 2021, we proposed changes to Tui Street and Moa Road, Point Chevalier. Residents asked us to address high driver speeds and people taking shortcuts through Tui Street and Moa Road. After reviewing your feedback, we've decided to go ahead with the work as proposed.

These changes will help us improve safety on these roads and support our Vision Zero goal.

What happens next

We plan to construct these changes in March - April 2022. We'll contact local residents before any construction begins. 

Community feedback

Thank you for sharing your local knowledge with us and helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood.

Many residents supported slowing driver speeds and improving road user and pedestrian safety, especially for neighbourhood children.

Here is a summary of additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them: 

Raised tables

  • Raise the Tui Street and Moa Road intersection. Install the raised tables closer to the intersection, or on the approach to the Moa Road stop signs. The raised tables will not stop people from taking shortcuts through Tui Street.
    In the last 5 years, there have been a high number of reported crashes at the Tui Street and Moa Road intersection. We saw similar reports at nearby intersections, such as at Tui Street and Huia Road, and Tui Street and Walmer Road.

    We installed speed calming measures at these intersections, and have seen no crashes there in the last 5 years. That's why we feel that speed tables are the best option for the Tui Street and Moa Road intersection and will go ahead with installing them.
  • Raised tables are unnecessary. Speeding, people taking shortcuts and pedestrian safety aren't major issues on Tui Street.
    Residents asked us to look into high driver speeds and people taking shortcuts through Tui Street and Moa Road.

    There have also been a high number of reported crashes at this intersection over the last 5 years. That's why installing raised tables is important to improve safety in the area.
  • Install pedestrian crossings across all four roads at the Moa Road and Tui Street intersection.
    We did not assess pedestrian improvements during this investigation.

    That said, none of the crashes reported at the Tui Street and Moa Road intersection involved pedestrians. We also did not see many pedestrians crossing at this intersection.
  • Will old cars be able to drive over raised tables? Will cars speeding up and slowing down over raised tables increase traffic noise?
    We design speed calming devices based on AT design standards. These standards set out the size and spacing of these devices. They also tell us what types of roads they are suitable for.

    That's how we make sure that they'll slow cars down without too much extra noise or vibrations.
  • How will the raised tables affect rubbish collection for nearby properties.
    Rubbish collection will still be able to take place outside of these properties.
  • One sign is located where there's an existing street tree. 
    We'll place the signs will be placed where they are visible to motorists.

Parking

  • This area is growing, but AT wants to remove parking. How will this work?
    This section of Tui Street and Moa Road has a low parking demand. We adjusted the design to avoid removing too many bays. This helped us save a few spaces.

    However, we need to make sure motorists can see the speed tables. That's why we can't make more changes to the proposed broken yellow lines.
  • Extend the broken yellow lines on Moa Street.
    If we extended these broken yellow lines, we'd have to remove a lot of on-street parking. We don't think this is currently needed at this location. 

Stop signs

  • Drivers don't stop at the stop signs on Moa Road. The power pole outside 28 Moa Road blocks a stop sign. Install a stop sign on the pedestrian islands on Moa Road. Look at all the stop signs on Tui Street.
    We're currently assessing all the signage and road markings on the 'bird' streets. We'll make improvements where they're needed. 

Speeding

  • Lower the speed limit in the area. Put in raised tables on other streets including Moa Road, Kiwi Street, Riro Street, Huia Road, Walmer Road, and Wakatipu Street.
    Speeding on residential streets is a common worry for Aucklanders. Every year, we get around 1,000 requests for speed calming measures on certain streets.

    We're committed to making Auckland's roads safer. To do this, we look at areas instead of individual streets. You can look at our Residential Speed Management programme to learn more.

    We're currently consulting on a project about speeds on the eastern part of Tui Street.  

Miscellaneous

  • The photograph used for the drawing is old.
    The aerial image we used is the most recent one we have. It might not show recent property developments in the area. 
  • Put in a roundabout at the Moa Road and Tui Street intersection.
    The number of crashes went down at nearby intersections after we installed raised tables there. That's why we think it's the best solution to reduce crashes at the Moa Road and Tui Street intersection, too. 
  • Suggestions for the surrounding area:
    • Make all the ‘bird’ streets one-way.
    • Widen the road and put in a free left turn to Great South Road from Point Chevalier Road.
    • Install a raised table intersection on all roads leading off Great North Road onto Huia Road.  
    • Install traffic islands at the Riro Street and Tui Street intersection. This will stop cars turning sharply and ending up on the wrong side of the road. 
    • Install safe crossings near schools in the area.

This proposal only focuses on raised tables on Tui Street and Moa Road. If you'd like us to consider your request for future works, you can get in touch with us. 

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:  

      • Install two new raised tables at 18 Tui Street and 20 Tui Street. A raised table is a speed bump with a flat section in the middle where people can walk across the road. 
      • Install broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) between the raised tables and on the corners of Moa Road. This will result in the removal of approximately 17 parking spaces. 

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Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes are being proposed as we received a request from residents to address high vehicle speeds and people taking shortcuts through Tui Street and Moa Road. There have also been a number of crashes at the intersection of Tui Street and Moa Road and the proposal aims to improve road user and pedestrian safety in this area. We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking as much as possible where the parking demand is currently low to medium. 

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 

Point Chevalier: 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 Tui Street and Moa 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).