Proposal status: Feedback open until 30 March 2021. Last updated 23 April 2021.
Reference number: SSP2021-013b
In March 2021, we proposed changes to improve the safety of children on Loloma Drive, outside Pigeon Mountain Primary School in Half Moon Bay. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed between July 2021 and June 2022. We will be in touch with local residents and business 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 your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
Request for installation of similar crossings, speed calming measures and roundabouts in surrounding streets.
- This project is part of our Safe Schools programme which is focused on improving pedestrian safety directly outside schools. To address traffic speeds in residential areas we have adopted an area-based focus for 2019 onwards. This recognises that traffic-calming changes on one street have a flow-on effect on the surrounding neighbourhood. This plan will support all drivers to travel at the appropriate speed and to the road conditions. This programme focuses delivery to areas that have been prioritised for changes to reduce the incidence and impact of crashes. This is based on several factors, including the number of crashes, safety risk, traffic speed, land use and concerns raised by local residents and their elected representatives. More information, including the residential areas that will be prioritised for further investigation can be viewed on the Residential Speed Management Programme page on our website.
Concern that signs for crossing are too close to the crossing. Suggestion to position signs further away from crossing.
- Concern that profile of the land means drivers cannot see the crossing until they are right in front of it. Permanent warning signs will be installed in advance of the crossing and at the crossing itself to highlight its presence. The raised profile of the crossing will also improve its visibility to motorists compared with the existing flush zebra crossing.
Suggestion for speed humps away from the crossing, instead of the raised zebra crossing.
- Speed humps either side of the crossing can result in motorists speeding up in between the humps. The raised crossing will encourage slower speeds at the crossing point where there is greater risk to pedestrians.
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.
Local residents have asked us to lower vehicle speeds and improve safety for children on Loloma Drive, outside the entrance to Pigeon Mountain Primary School. We are proposing to upgrade the existing school patrolled crossing to a raised pedestrian crossing.
The changes we are proposing:
- Install a new zebra crossing on a platform that is raised to the level of the footpath, including reflective orange discs, road signs and new street lighting, at 18 Loloma Drive.
- Widen the footpath and install tactile pavers which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
- Repaint the road markings to help safely direct drivers over the raised platform. There will be no parking loss due to these minor changes.
The community has requested safer crossing facilities for children who attend Pigeon Mountain Primary School and Bucklands Beach Intermediate School. The raised platform aims to slow drivers down and make it safer for children crossing the road as they walk to and from school.
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 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.
Half Moon Bay: 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 Loloma Drive 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).