Proposal status: Feedback closed 18 June 2020, last updated 13 August 2020.
Reference number: RSU1920-149
In June 2020, we proposed changes in your area
To improve safety for people walking in the area, we proposed to upgrade the pedestrian crossing to a raised zebra crossing at 19 Anzac Road in Browns Bay. This location was identified through road safety investigations and it is expected that the raised zebra crossing will improve pedestrian safety by slowing approaching traffic and prioritising pedestrians.
Changes proposed on Anzac Road
- Upgrade the pedestrian crossing to a raised zebra crossing. This crossing will be raised to a platform level with the footpath and is expected to improve safety by slowing high traffic speeds on the approach to the crossing.
- Install new road markings, signage and streetlights to make sure the crossings can be clearly seen by approaching drivers.
- Reconstruct the built out kerbs which are in place to increase safety for people by reducing the crossing distance and increasing their line of sight for approaching drivers.
- Install tactile pavers to assist visually impaired pedestrians using the crossing.
This proposal is part of a region wide pedestrian improvement programme which aims to improve safety at pedestrian crossings in high-risk locations. Read more about this programme.
This project is supported by the regional fuel tax fund.
Browns 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 Anzac 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).
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council is implementing an emergency budget which will reduce AT’s capital and operating budgets. This could mean this project is delayed. We will be in touch with you when we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Once the budget is confirmed, the proposal will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being constructed.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Concern about the effects on heavy goods vehicles and the difficulty getting around the verge with delivery trucks.
The height and length of the table is designed to accommodate trucks and buses passing over the table. The extent of the side kerb extensions on each side of the crossing has not changed from the existing situation so the turning of large vehicles will remain the same as at present.
- Query if any more crossings are planned for Anzac Road.
No further crossings are planned at this time, however additional crossings and/or improvements to the existing crossing further west on Anzac Road could be considered in future.
- Suggestion for a crossing with traffic lights or a crossing similar to the one on East Coast Road, Milford by the Stanley Road intersections (which has flashing cats eye lights when someone is waiting to cross the road).
This is in a town centre environment where we aim to give higher priority to the movement of pedestrians and slow the speed of vehicles. The use of a raised zebra crossing is the most appropriate treatment in this area. Crossings with traffic lights are more suitable on high traffic, multi lane arterial roads. A crossing with traffic lights is not necessary in a low speed, lower traffic environment and would result in additional delay for pedestrians and higher costs. Flashing light-based warning systems should not be necessary in a low speed town centre environment.
We will be in touch with you when we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. Once funding is secured, our contractors will send notices to residents or businesses affected by works 48 hours before the work starts.