Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: RSU2021-064
In October 2021, with the support of the local board, we proposed to upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing on White Swan Road, Mt Roskill. These changes are in response to the history of crashes involving pedestrians and this location, and this proposal aims to improve the safety of people walking in the area. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with some minor changes. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
The minor changes are that we will remove 2 parking spaces on Boundary Road, and 3 un-restricted spaces on Lynbrooke Avenue. The original proposal was to remove 3 on Boundary Road, and 2 on Lynbrooke Ave).
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed by the end of the 2021 financial year. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. A summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them, is below.
- Request that no parking spaces are removed as it will negatively affect the local businesses by reducing the number of parks for quick/drop in customers.
There are no parking spaces being removed on White Swan Road. All the time restricted parking along White Swan Road, especially in front of the shops will be retained. We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient, and we have minimised the removal as much as possible, however, safety audits have highlighted the need to remove additional unrestricted parking on Lynbrooke Avenue to maintain visibility between pedestrians and motorists.
- Concern that the reduction of parking will have make access more difficult for elderly people visiting the shops.
We have left all of the restricted parking outside shops on White Swan Road and Lynbrooke Avenue to ensure businesses are not affected and that elderly customers are able to find convenient places to park. The unrestricted parking on Boundary Road and Lynbrooke Avenue has been removed to ensure the proposal addresses pedestrian safety.
- Request to install a speed bump on Boundary Road outside number 170 to slow speeding vehicles.
This proposal is intended to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Boundary Road and White Swan Road. Installing a speed calming device outside 170 Boundary Road is outside the scope of this project and will be referred to our internal team for further investigation.
- Request for a zebra crossing across the bottom of Boundary Road. It would improve access to the businesses on the Boundary Road/White Swan Road corner and Lynfeild students going to school.
The upgraded pedestrian facilities on the side streets, Boundary Road and Lynbrooke Avenue, will provide better protection and reduced crossing distance for school students and vulnerable pedestrians.
The design for Boundary Road extends the footpath at the entrance to White Swan Road. This will reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians and have the effect of slowing down driver’s speeds and improving pedestrian safety.
Upgrading the pedestrian facilities on Boundary Road to a zebra crossing is not advised as the crossing would create traffic congestion which could back up onto the zebra crossing on White Swan Road for traffic turning left.
We're proposing improvements in your area
As part of Auckland Transports region wide pedestrian improvements programme, with support from the Local Board, we are proposing to upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing on White Swan Road, Mt Roskill.
We are proposing to:
- Install a raised pedestrian crossing to replace the existing staggered crossing on White Swan Road. The new crossing will be raised to be at a platform level with the footpath.
- Remove 5 parking spaces, 3 on Boundary Road, and 2 on Lynbrooke Ave.
- Install pedestrian island crossings at the entrance to Boundary Road and Lynbrooke Ave. A pedestrian island is a raised platform in the middle of a road that makes it safer for pedestrians to cross the road by breaking up the journey.
- Kerb ramps with tactile pavers will be installed at the approach to both pedestrian island crossings. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
- Extend the kerb on both sides of the entrance to Boundary Road to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians and to slow driver’s entry and exit speeds.
- Paint new road markings and install streetlights, signs, and orange reflective disks to support the new crossing.
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. White Swan Road has a history of crashes involving pedestrians, and this proposal aims to improve the safety of people walking in the area. The upgraded raised crossing will improve driver visibility, give pedestrians a clear view of any oncoming traffic, and provide a safe place for them to cross the busy road. The proposed kerb ramps and pedestrian island crossings will further improve pedestrian safety by making it easier for people to move between the footpath and the road and provide a safer place to wait to cross. We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal whilst maintaining clear lines of sight.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.
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.
Mount Roskill: 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 [insert 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).