Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: 20100375
In May 2022, we proposed to install a raised signalised crossing at 243 Rosedale Road, Rosedale. These changes aim to improve pedestrian safety and access to green spaces and local businesses, while encouraging walking and public transport use in Rosedale. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed between July 2023 - June 2024. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. In their feedback, people reported feeling unsafe crossing the road at this location and expressed their belief that the proposed crossing would improve safety for vulnerable predestrians such as local students. A summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them, is below.
- Request to not build a raised pedestrian crossing
The purpose of the raised pedestrian crossing is to encourage drivers to reduce their speeds when approaching the crossing. We understand that people make mistakes, either as a driver, cyclist or pedestrian. However, the harm that crashes can cause is determined by the speed the drivers are travelling at. Therefore, a raised crossing is beneficial because it encourages drivers to slow down regardless of signal, further improving safety for both pedestrians and all other road users.
We're proposing improvements in your area
In response to community requests, we are proposing to install a raised signalised crossing at 243 Rosedale Road, Rosedale.
We are proposing to:
- Install a new raised signalised crossing at 243 Rosedale Road. A raised signalised crossing is a crossing on top of a wide, flat speed bump with a traffic island at the centre of the road and a gently sloping exit. This would be a dual crossing for both pedestrians and cyclists that connects the path between Rosedale Park and the local shops.
- Install traffic lights with separate pedestrian and cyclist push buttons.
- Install tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance markers to help visually impaired people find their way, at the sides of the road.
- Relocate the existing bus stop (3702) and shelter on the northern kerb to outside 241 Rosedale Road.
- Paint new road markings and install new signs to support these changes.
- Shorten the existing bus stop (3608) to 15 metres.
- Remove the existing pram crossing and reinstate the kerb, footpath and berm.
- Install a new cycle stopping area on either side of the new pedestrian crossing.
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes aim to improve pedestrian safety and access to green spaces and local businesses, while encouraging walking and public transport use in Rosedale.
The signalised crossing at 243 Rosedale Road would improve visibility of people crossing the road and slow drivers to a safer speed around the crossing point. The height of the raised crossing matches the footpath height, so it is comfortable for cyclists and pedestrians to cross, and the gentler slope on the exit side makes it a more comfortable ride for vehicles and passengers, including those in buses and emergency service vehicles.
What happens next
- We’ll consider 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.
Rosedale: 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 Rosedale 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).