Proposal status: Feedback open until 12 February 2023
Reference number: HOW2021-02
We're proposing improvements in your area
On behalf of Howick Local Board, we are proposing changes to improve pedestrian safety at some key locations in Bucklands Beach.
We are proposing to:
- install raised zebra crossings, which are crossings on wide, flat speed bumps, at 78A, 71, and 80 on The Parade
- install a raised zebra crossing on Laings Road where it joins with The Parade
- improve and extend the footpath on the corner of Laings Road and The Parade
- install 2 speed bumps at 74 and 66 The Parade
- install a raised zebra crossing with long off ramps for a smooth drive at 24 The Parade
- install traffic islands on 188 and 124 Bucklands Beach Road to improve access to the bus stops and make it easier to cross the road.
The proposed changes aim to improve safety around Bucklands Beach for people walking, cycling, and driving. Raised zebra crossings and speed bumps would encourage lower speeds along The Parade and make it safer and easier for people to cross the road to Little Bucklands Beach.
These improvements would remove some parking near the proposed crossings to improve visibility. We understand this can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking as much as possible while still improving safety for everyone.
This project is funded by the Local Board Transport Capital Fund Programme. This programme uses funding within AT’s annual budget to deliver on Local Board initiatives for local areas and communities.
This proposal supports Tamaki Makaurau’s commitment to Vision Zero, an ambitious transport safety vision, with the goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050.
This approach acknowledges that as people we all make mistakes, however a mistake should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads. It’s also an approach that values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles. It is about caring for more vulnerable road users like people walking or cycling, children and the elderly. Vision Zero is the international benchmark for transport safety.
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.
Bucklands Beach: 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 Bucklands Beach 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).