Consultation status: closed 20 February 2017
We are proposing the following improvements:
1) Lake Rd, The Strand, Hurstmere Rd and Northcroft St Intersection Improvements:
- New kerb buildout between Lake Rd and Hurstmere Rd and removal of left turn from Lake Rd into Hurstmere Rd.
- Enable buses to proceed straight ahead from the left turn lane on Lake Rd.
- Removal of left slip lane from The Strand into Lake Rd and revised kerb buildout.
- Signalised pedestrian crossing realignment and install new tactile pavers.
- New/reinstated No Stopping restrictions on Lake Rd, Hurstmere Rd and around the new kerb buildout between Lake Rd and The Strand.
- New/relocated road markings.
2) Hurstmere Rd, Anzac St, The Strand Roundabout Improvements:
- Upgraded pedestrian crossings to raised zebra crossings with tactile pavers across Anzac St and The Strand.
- New kerb buildouts at the corner of Hurstmere Rd/The Strand and Hurstmere Rd/Anzac St and removing one car parking space from each.
- New No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on Anzac St and The Strand.
- Upgrade of the roundabout with a mountable apron.
Why the changes are required
We have identified opportunities to improve the efficiency and experience for all road users at these significant Takapuna locations.
Lake Rd, The Strand, Hurstmere Rd, Northcroft St intersection.
Changes are needed to improve the pedestrian experience and reprioritise traffic movement. Removing the slip lane between Lake Rd and Hurstmere Rd is preferred due to the low traffic volume using this lane compared to the high pedestrian activity. To help improve travel times for bus services, buses will be allowed to travel straight ahead from the left turn lane on Lake Rd.
Removal of the left turn slip lane from The Strand provides a safer environment for pedestrians and vehicles from this road.
Hurstmere Rd, Anzac St, The Strand roundabout.
Vehicles currently have priority over pedestrians crossing The Strand. Our observations show it is unclear for drivers and in many cases vehicles give way to pedestrians. We would like to formalise this and give pedestrians priority at this busy crossing.
The existing refuge island on Anzac St is greatly used and installing a raised zebra crossing is needed to provide priority and safer passage for pedestrians.