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View Road, Mt Eden - Pedestrian crossing and intersection improvements View Road, Mt Eden - Pedestrian crossing and intersection improvements

Consultation status: closed 28 March 2017

Proposal reference: SC1718-018

Last updated: 16 July 2018

Auckland Transport consulted with residents on a proposal to install pedestrian crossing facilities and a roundabout along View Road in Mount Eden.

The consultations took place between December 2016 and March 2017, with a new proposal for a pedestrian crossing located outside 65 View Road. Find out about the new proposed crossing proposal.

Learn more more about the proposal history.

Consultation outcome for View Road, Mt Eden

The revised proposal in March 2017 received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents.

Further changes were made after stage 3 and the design was refined based on public feedback, with a new proposal for a pedestrian crossing (stage 4).

Work to be introduced

Auckland Transport will be making improvements along View Road that will include:

Pedestrian Zebra Crossing outside 33 View Road

  • Construction of pram crossings with tactile pavers.
  • Installation of side islands to better protect pedestrians.
  • Changes to road markings and signage.

Gateway Treatment on View Road near the intersection with Kawaka Street (speed calming)

  • Addition of red road surfacing and changes to road markings, including the word "SLOW".
  • Construction of side islands, effectively narrowing the road at this point.

Roundabout installation at the intersection of View Road and Esplanade Road

  • Construction of a new central roundabout island that will be mountable along the outer perimeter.
  • Kerb extensions around all corners of the intersection. New pedestrian refuge islands and pram crossings on both legs of View Road and the northern leg of Esplanade Road.
  • Installation of a zebra crossing on the western leg of View Road.
  • Installation of a zebra crossing and speed table on the southern leg of Esplanade Road.
  • Changes to road markings and signage.

Bus stop changes

  • Bus stop 8401 outside 19 View Road will be removed.
  • Bus stop 8404 outside 34 View Road will be reconstructed with a kerb buildout and change to road markings.
  • Bus stop 8403 currently outside 47 View Road will be relocated with the associated bus shelter to outside 29 View Road.

Final design

View the final design plan for View Road, Mt Eden (PDF 805KB, 4 pages).

Work to be excluded

Further investigation has shown that a pedestrian refuge island at 55 View Road and flush markings could limit driveway access to a number of properties and could result in safety hazards to pedestrians. Therefore this component of the proposal will not proceed.

Feedback

During consultation we received specific feedback regarding the roundabout, zebra crossing, refuge island, gateway treatment, bus stops, parking, speed management and other issues.

Read the specific feedback for View Road, Mt Eden and our responses.

Why the changes are needed

The proposal aims to address three existing issues:

  • A general lack of pedestrian crossing facilities along View Road. Improvements will increase visibility and provide pedestrians with safe facilities to cross the road. Bus stops near the intersection have existing accessibility issues that will also be improved by the proposal.
  • Speeding along View Road, which has been identified as a hazard by the local community.
  • Confusion over priority rules at the intersection of View Road and Esplanade Road. Changes will better control traffic and reduce the risk of accidents and near-misses.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work by May 2018, subject to legal processes. Contractors will issue notices to all affected residents prior to work beginning.


Proposal history

Stage 1 - Original proposal

Consultation for our original proposal closed on 21 February 2017.

The original proposal involved:

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.

Download the original View Road consultation plans:

Stage 2 - Revised proposal

AT developed a revised proposal, based on the feedback received from our original proposal.

Consultation for the revised proposal closed on 28 March 2017.

The revised proposal involved:

  • 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 revised consultation drawing for View Road (PDF 723KB)

Stage 3 - Initial changes from the revised proposal

After reviewing feedback from the revised proposal, there were some initial changes made April 2017 to the next stage of detailed planning.

Further changes were made in April 2018, these updates have also been included below. Read about the work to be introduced as the final outcome of the View Rd, Mt Eden consultation.

Zebra crossing

Initial change:

  • Pedestrian zebra crossing outside 32 View Road.

Update:

  • Work will proceed with the pedestrian zebra crossing outside 33 View Road.

Gateway treatment

Initial change:

  • 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.

Update:

  • Work will proceed with a new gateway treatment near the intersection with Kawaka Street.

Roundabout installation at the intersection of View Road and Esplanade Road

Initial changes:

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

Update:

  • The cyclist exit ramps will not proceed to be installed as part of the final design.
  • After our investigation, another zebra crossing will be installed on the western leg of View Road.

Bus stops

Initial changes:

  • The bus stop 8402 at 38 Esplanade Road will now be kept in it's current position.
  • The bus stop 8401 at 19 View Road and bus stop 8403 at 47 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 8404 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.

Update:

  • Work will proceed with a single bus stop outside 29 View Road replacing bus stop 8401 at 19 View Road and bus stop 8403 at 47 View Road.
  • Bus stop 8404 will be reconstructed.

Refuge island crossing

Initial changes:

  • The proposed refuge island outside 47 View Road has been removed due to issues with the specific location.
  • A refuge island to be installed outside 55 View Road, next to a new right-turning bay into Wynyard Road. Broken yellow lines to be added at this new location.

Update:

  • The refuge island outside 55 View Road will not proceed to be installed as part of the final design.

Stage 4 - Proposal to install a pedestrian crossing at 65 View Road

During Stages 1 to 3, alternative crossing locations were explored along View Road between December 2016 and March 2017.

These locations were deemed not feasible. We are now proposing to install a zebra crossing outside 65 View Road.

Find out more and have your say about the proposed crossing outside 65 View Road.