Auckland Transport

Bay St, Red Beach - Speed Table Upgrades

Consultation status: closed 16 December 2016

We are looking to upgrade the existing speed tables outside Nos. 79 and 87 Bay Street to bus-friendly speed tables.

Why the changes are needed

The existing speed tables on Bay Street are not suitable for buses. When a bus passes over a speed table it causes vibration which disrupts local residents. To minimise the issue, we are proposing to upgrade the tables to a bus-friendly profile.   

Download the Bay Street consultation plans (PDF 1.3MB)

Feedback

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing the feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed with changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • High frequency of buses.
    The bus services are essential to provide efficient public transport for all residents in the area. The upgraded bus-friendly speed tables will reduce noise and vibration.
  • Confirm that the new speed tables will continue to restrict speeding.
    The upgraded speed tables will continue to reduce speed.
  • The Pohutukawa tree may restrict visibility.
    Auckland Transport will trim the street trees to ensure that good visibility for vehicles travelling along Bay Street.
  • Concern that parking may be reduced.
    There will be no reduction in parking.
  • Concerns regarding the speed table outside 79 Bay Street.
    The vehicle crossing extension will be incorporated into the hump design.
  • Request for additional works including reduction of speed limit to 30km/h.
    A 30km/h speed limit is not warranted at this location as the speed humps will reduce speed to approximately 30km/h.
  • Requests for further speed calming measures in the area.
    The speed humps will be retained in their present locations along Bay Street; ‘SLOW’ road markings will be installed on Bay Street; and a new ‘Give Way’ sign and road markings will be installed on Marellen Drive.

    If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, provide feedback here.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year (starting in July 2017), subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

 Contractors will issue a 48 hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.