Consultation status: closed 5 October 2017
Proposal reference: RTV-084
We are proposing to install:
- A pedestrian refuge island on Jutland Road, between Waitemata Road and Sydney Street.
- Pram crossings and tactile pavers.
- Parking restrictions, in the form of broken yellow lines, adjacent to the refuge island on both sides of the road, approximately 7 parking spaces.
Why the changes are needed
Currently there is no safe crossing point for pedestrians, especially parents with young kids, to get to the Lake Town Green playground on Jutland Road.
The proposed pedestrian refuge island will provide a platform for pedestrians to wait when crossing Jutland Road, and is located right in front of the gate to the playground. Pram crossings and tactile pavers will be installed as part of the works to facilitate crossing for wheelchair users and parents with prams.
Also, as some vehicles are currently travelling at high speeds along Jutland Road, the proposed pedestrian refuge island will narrow the lane widths, and therefore, encourage lower speeds.