Proposal status: Feedback closed 15 April 2021. Last updated 19 May 2021
Reference number: RSU1920-135
In April 2021, we proposed changes to improve road safety for pedestrians on Stancombe Road, Flat Bush. 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 crossing will be constructed in the next year. Construction will be scheduled once funding is secured, and we will be in touch with residents prior to any construction taking place.
Thank you for adding your voice to this proposal. Your local knowledge has helped us make this decision for your neighbourhood. A summary of your comments, and our responses to them, is below.
- Concern that the crossing reduces the usable median and it will be hard to turn right from Lorenzo Way onto Stancombe Road at peak traffic.
The space between proposed refuge island and Lorenzo Way gives enough space for a car to wait on the median when turning right from Lorenzo Way. Our survey data about the number of cars on the road suggests the construction of the pedestrian refuge island will not impact the flow of traffic significantly, but we will monitor the site and if the traffic conditions change, alternative options will be investigated.
- Suggestion to move the island farther west down Stancombe Rd to provide 2-3 car lengths of median so drivers can turn onto Stancombe Road safely.
The proposed location was selected based our on-site observations of where people like to cross the road, and the proximity of the Barry Curtis Park facilities. Moving the island further west was considered but it was not the preferred option because it would be located away from where people typically cross the road and may not be utilised.
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.
The community has asked us to improve safety for people crossing the road by providing a safe place to cross on Stancombe Road.
The changes we are proposing:
- Install pedestrian refuge islands which create a safe place to wait to cross the road.
- Paint new road markings and install signs to help guide drivers safely around the new islands.
- Install tactile pavers which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
- Paint new broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to ensure drivers and people crossing can clearly see each other. This will remove four parking spaces.
- Construct a new footpath that connects the crossing to Barry Curtis Park.
Residents have expressed concern about their safety and the difficulty of crossing Stancombe Road. The proposed crossing point would help reduce vehicle speeds and improve driver awareness of this crossing. Drivers are not required to stop, but the crossing would give people a safer place to cross, and the island will allow pedestrians to cross the road in two stages, which means they only have to focus on one side of the road at a time.
This project is supported by the Auckland regional fuel tax.
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.
Flat Bush: 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 Stancombe 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).