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View Road, Mt Eden - Pedestrian crossing and intersection improvements

Consultation status: closed 28 March 2017

New proposal - closed 28 March 2017

We have previously consulted on a proposal to install new pedestrian crossing facilities and a roundabout in View Road, Mt Eden. Based on the feedback received, the proposal has now been modified.

New proposed changes:

  • A new pedestrian refuge-island crossing outside 50 View Road, with pram crossings, tactile pavers and keep-left road signs.
  • New road markings, including No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) and a right-turning bay into Wynyard Road.
  • Removal of the previously proposed pedestrian refuge island crossing outside 47 View Road.
  • A new gateway treatment with side islands outside 64 View Road.

Please note that the originally proposed roundabout, pedestrian zebra-crossing and bus stop changes are still part of the overall proposal.

Why we have made changes

A number of residents have identified the need for a crossing facility between the Wynyard Road and Alderley Road intersections. We carried out a pedestrian survey and analysed possible sites to install a crossing facility. As a result, a pedestrian refuge island crossing outside 50 View Road has been proposed. The No stopping at all times restrictions are proposed to ensure pedestrian visibility and provide through-traffic with adequate space to pass a right-turning vehicle.

The previously proposed pedestrian refuge island crossing outside 47 View Road has been identified as disrupting vehicle turning movements into Horoeka Avenue and in the kindergarten area. As a result, this pedestrian refuge island has now been removed from the proposal.

Many residents have also identified the need for additional speed calming measures along View Road. A new gateway treatment with side islands outside 64 View Road will encourage a slower speed environment, in conjunction with the two pedestrian crossings.

Download the new consultation drawing for View Road (PDF 723KB)

Original proposal consultation - closed 21 February 2017

Pedestrian crossing facility outside 47 View Road:

  • Install pedestrian refuge island with pram crossings, tactile pavers and new signs and road markings including No Stopping At All Times restrictions.
  • Relocate the existing bus stop and shelter outside 49 View Road to outside 29 View Road.
  • Realign the kerb outside 47 View Road.

Pedestrian crossing facility outside 32 View Road:

  • Install a zebra crossing with side islands, pram crossings, tactile pavers and new signs and road markings including No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) restrictions.

Kerb extension from 34 to 36 View Road:

  • Extend the footpath.
  • Retain parking spaces outside 40 View Road and add new spaces outside 38 View Road.
  • Shift the bus stop outside 34 View Road as a result of the new kerb extension.

Roundabout at the intersection of View Road and Esplanade Road:

  • Install a mountable central island.
  • Install pedestrian splitter islands on three approaches.
  • Install a raised pedestrian zebra-crossing on the southern Esplanade Road approach.
  • Install pram crossings, tactile pavers, signs and road markings including No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines).
  • Install kerb extensions with realigned grass berms and footpath.
  • Relocate the existing bus stop and shelter outside 19 View Road to outside 29 View Road.
  • Remove existing bus stop outside 38 Esplanade Road.

Why the changes are needed

Mt Eden Normal Primary School, Ficino School and residents of View Road have raised concerns about the lack of adequate pedestrian crossing facilities along View Road.

These changes will provide pedestrians with a safe place to cross the road. The new No stopping at all times are required to allow drivers to see pedestrians using the crossing. Pedestrians will also have a clearer view of approaching vehicles before stepping out onto the road.

In addition, the layout of the intersection of View Road and Esplanade Road is considered to be confusing and unsafe and has resulted in near-misses. Speeding throughout the road has also been identified as a hazard by the local community. The changes at the intersection will better control traffic flow while providing pedestrians with a safe place to cross the road. The extension of existing No stopping at all times restrictions will increase visibility for pedestrians at the crossings and driver accessibility.

The existing bus stops near the intersection have accessibility issues. Relocating and/or removing them will increase the efficiency of the service and provide on-street parking spaces.

Download the original View Road consultation plans:

Feedback results

The proposal received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and other supporting evidence the proposal will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning with some changes.

The roundabout

The roundabout at the intersection of View Road and Esplanade Road will proceed with the following changes:

  • Cyclist exit ramps will be installed on all approaches to the roundabout and the proposed new grass berms will now be footpath asphalt to make cycling easier. 
  • We will investigate the potential for another zebra crossing outside 19 View Road.

Zebra crossing

There are no changes to the proposal. The pedestrian zebra crossing outside 32 View Road will proceed as originally proposed.

Bus stops

  • The bus stop outside 38 Esplanade Road will now be kept in it's current position.
  • The bus stops outside 19 View Road and 49 View Road will still merge into a single bus stop outside 29 View Road, and there will likely be parking spaces in the old bus stops bays.
  • The existing long bus stop outside 34-38 View Road will be shortened so that it is only outside 34 View Road. On-street parking will be added to the remaining area.

Refuge island crossing

  • The proposed refuge island outside 47 View Road has been removed due to issues with the specific location. The broken yellow lines associated with the refuge island location has also been removed.
  • A refuge island will now be installed outside 55 View Road, next to a new right-turning bay into Wynyard Road. Broken yellow lines will be added at this new location.
  • A new gateway treatment (planted side-islands with a red surface in the middle) will be installed outside 62-64 View Road to help slow vehicles approaching the crossing. 

Read responses to specific feedback regarding the roundabout, zebra crossing, refuge island, gateway treatment, bus stops, parking, speed management and other issues.

Next steps

We expect to begin this work in the 2017/18 financial year (starting July 2017), subject to further design changes or funding issues. 

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.