Proposal status: Feedback open until 26 October 2022
Reference number: SSM2122-006
We're proposing improvements in your area
As part of Auckland Transport’s Safe Speeds programme to improve pedestrian safety and promote safer speeds, we are proposing to install a raised zebra crossing on John Gill Road, Shelly Park.
This proposed change is part of our plan to support safe speeds near schools.
We are proposing to:
- Install a new raised zebra crossing outside 82 John Gill Road to slow motorists to a safe speed at the crossing point and increase pedestrian visibility.
- Install tactile pavers at the crossing point. These are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
- Paint road markings and broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) near the raised zebra crossing to improve visibility for pedestrians and motorists.
- Install new signage and streetlights to support the changes.
We have visited your neighbourhood and noticed that some vehicles travelling on John Gill Road are going faster than what is appropriate within a residential area. Installing a raised zebra crossing will encourage vehicles to travel at a safer speed which improves safety for all road users at this location.
The raised zebra crossing will elevate pedestrians, especially children, to be at eye-level of approaching drivers. This will help make pedestrians crossing the road or are waiting to cross more visible to drivers from a distance.
The raised crossing will also be level with the footpath which makes crossing at this location more comfortable for everyone, especially people with prams and wheelchairs.
We believe the most suitable location for the proposed raised crossing is outside 82 John Gill Road. There is an existing school patrolled crossing there and it is where school children cross frequently.
Restricting parking near pedestrian crossings improve the safety and visibility of pedestrians, especially children. We propose to paint broken yellow lines near the Sunnyview Avenue and John Gill Road intersection. Parking will not be allowed where broken yellow lines are painted.
These improvements will remove 8 on-street parking spaces.
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.
- This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Shelly Park: 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 Shelly Park 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).