Proposal status: Feedback closed
Reference number: 20100536
In March 2023, we proposed changes to the intersection at Hollyford Drive and Aspiring Avenue, Clover Park. After reviewing the feedback we received, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support Tāmaki Makaurau’s Vision Zero goal.
This project is funded by the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax.
What happens next
We are now proceeding to the next stage of detailed planning.
Once the construction date has been confirmed, we will let residents and those affected know. We will also contact residents and businesses again before any construction starts.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. The following is a summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions.
- "This would prevent further accidents from impatient drivers who have been waiting a while to exit from Aspiring Ave. Also safer for the neighbourhood knowing vehicles will be more cautious."
- "I can cross the road safely with my kids to go to the playground. Turning into Hollyford would also be safer especially right turns".
- "It would make it much safer. It can be very dangerous crossing the road by foot on Hollyford Dr in peak traffic with the amount of traffic in the area."
- "It is also hazardous turning into and out of Aspiring Ave by car due to the amount of traffic. As a bus user that takes the buses that goes down Aspiring Ave, it can be frustrating that it can take up to 15 minutes waiting for the bus to turn right into Aspiring from Hollyford impacting travel times."
- "Every morning and afternoon and even daytime, the road is so busy, I can barely turn left or right at the intersection. There are too many vehicles and it is also hard to find a gap to turn in. With a traffic light built, it would be so much more helpful. I fully support this decision of building a traffic light and others.’"
We would like to thank you for your feedback and support on this project.
Broken Yellow Lines:
Community suggestion: Remove broken yellow lines outside 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B Aspiring Avenue.
Our response: The Broken Yellow Lines (BYL) are proposed to keep the left approach lane at the intersection clear to allow any left turning vehicle to make use of the full length of the left lane. Adding BYL on the approach of a signalised intersection is a standard practise. If BYL were to be removed, the parked vehicle would block the access to left turning lane especially when the right turn lane is also occupied. Left turning movement out of Aspiring Avenue is quite busy and is also a bus route. Having on-street parking close to the intersection will have an impact on the operation and will compromise safety of the intersection.
Phone: 09 930 5090
We're proposing improvements in your area
Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area.
Due to growing traffic in the area, this intersection is experiencing delays for general traffic and buses for turning movements in and out of Aspiring Avenue. The intersection also lacks pedestrian crossing and cycling facilities.
Through the Network Optimisation Programme, these issues have been identified. The proposal aims to address these deficiencies, making the intersection safer and more efficient for all road users.
We are proposing to:
- add new traffic signals controls and light poles at the intersection of Hollyford Drive and Aspiring Avenue
- add new tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to crossings and safely across roads
- add cycle tactile pavers at the intersection of Hollyford Drive and Aspiring Avenue
- construct a new footpath and cycle path along 36 to 52 Hollyford Drive and 29 Hollyford Drive to the driveway of 2B Aspiring Avenue
- construct a new footpath along 1 to 1A Aspiring Avenue and 2A to 6 Aspiring Avenue
- paint broken yellow lines along Hollyford Drive and Aspiring Avenue as per the attached drawing
- add new traffic islands and cycle separators at the intersection of Hollyford Drive.
This will benefit your neighbourhood by:
- enhancing pedestrian and cyclists’ safety and accessibility
- maintaining an efficient intersection operation for general vehicles and public transport
- improving visibility between motorists approaching the intersection.
These improvements would remove 23 kerb side parking spaces. We understand the removal of parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised it as much as possible while still creating a safer road and crossing facilities for pedestrians.
This proposal is partially supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Clover Park: Safe with us
This proposal supports Tāmaki Makaurau’s commitment to Vision Zero. Vision Zero is 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.