Virginia Avenue East, Eden Terrace – Pedestrian Crossing Virginia Avenue East, Eden Terrace – Pedestrian Crossing

Proposal status: Feedback open until 30 August 2022

Reference number: MIP2021-005

We're proposing improvements in your area

We are proposing to:

  • Install a pedestrian crossing on top of a flat, wide speed bump between 37 and 43 Virginia Avenue East. This speed bump would be raised to the height of the footpath. This would remove 2 parking spaces.
  • Build a footpath connecting the crossing and the Ian McKinnon Drive footbridge. This may result in the relocation of some small trees.
  • Install tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people to find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
  • Install road markings and signage to support the crossing.

Download the proposal drawing for Virginia Avenue East (PDF 439KB) 

We would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. We received requests from the community and the Waitemata Local Board to improve pedestrian facilities at this location.

Currently, pedestrians walking between Virginia Avenue East and the Ian McKinnon Drive footbridge must cross the road between parked vehicles. This results in poor visibility between pedestrians and drivers.

The proposed crossing would provide a safer, accessible crossing for pedestrians to use, as it would:

  • Slow approaching drivers to a safe speed.
  • Make it easier for drivers to see people crossing the road.
  • Make it more comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross the road as the crossing is flush with the footpath.

The new footpath would:

  • Provide a safer space for people to wait before crossing the road.
  • Make the path to the Ian McKinnon Drive footbridge more visible.
  • Make it more comfortable to walk between Virginia Avenue East and the Ian McKinnon Drive footbridge.

Give your feedback

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.

More information

This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.

Eden Terrace: 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 Virginia Avenue East 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).