Beach Haven Road, Beach Haven - Pedestrian Improvements Beach Haven Road, Beach Haven - Pedestrian Improvements
Proposal status: Feedback open until 28 April 2023
Reference number: 20100512
We're proposing improvements in your area
As part of our work to improve the safety of Auckland’s roads, we are proposing some pedestrian improvements on Beach Haven Road. We have investigated and identified a high pedestrian demand and safety issues at the existing crossing on Beach Haven Road.
We are proposing to:
- Remove the existing pedestrian island at 183 Beach Haven Road.
- Install a new raised zebra crossing outside 190 Beach Haven Road. This is a pedestrian crossing on a wide, flat speed bump with an extended off-ramp to make for a smoother, quieter, and gentler drive, especially for larger vehicles like buses and emergency service vehicles.
- Install tactile pavers at the crossing points. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely across roads.
- Install a new pedestrian barrier outside 185 Beach Haven Road to prevent people, especially young children, accidentally walking or running onto the crossing without looking.
- Rebuild the footpaths with new yellow tactile pavers along the corner of Paragon Avenue.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) outside 180 and 182 Beach Haven Road to improve visibility for drivers exiting Paragon Avenue.
- Install signs and paint new road markings to support the changes.
Download the proposal drawing for Beach Haven Road (PDF 875KB)
This will benefit your neighbourhood by:
- slowing motorists to a safer speed
- raising pedestrians crossing the road, especially children, to be at eye-level of approaching motorists, making them easier to see from a distance
- improving visibility between motorists and people waiting to cross the road
- making it more comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross the road as the crossing is level with the footpath.
These improvements would remove 8 parking spaces. We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking as much as possible while still improving safety and visibility of pedestrians using the new crossing.
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.
This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Beach Haven: Safe with us
These proposed changes support Tāmaki Makaurau’s commitment to Vision Zero, an ambitious transport safety vision, with the goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. This approach acknowledges that as people we all make mistakes, however a mistake should not mean that someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads. It’s also an approach that values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles. It is about caring for more vulnerable road users like people walking or cycling, children and the elderly. Vision Zero is the international benchmark for transport safety.