Sunrise Avenue, Mairangi Bay - Pedestrian safety improvements Sunrise Avenue, Mairangi Bay - Pedestrian safety improvements

Proposal status: Feedback open until 24 November 2022​

Reference number: 20100380

We're proposing improvements in your area

We’re proposing improvements in your area

Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your neighbourhood.

We are proposing to: 

  • Remove the existing pedestrian crossing located at 2 Sunrise Avenue, as well as the road markings and broken yellow lines supporting the crossing.
  • Install a raised zebra crossing at 6 Sunrise Avenue. The crossing will be on top of a wide, flat speed bump with a traffic island at the centre of the road and a gently sloping exit.
  • Install tactile pavers which are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
  • Paint road markings and broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to support the changes. This will result in the loss of 5 parking spaces.

Download the proposal drawing for Sunrise Avenue, Mairangi Bay (PDF 1.66MB).

This proposal is in response to requests from the community to address speeding along Sunrise Avenue. The proposed changes aim to improve pedestrian safety along this section of Sunrise Avenue, particularly for vulnerable pedestrians such as students from Murrays Bay Intermediate School. The existing zebra crossing at 2 Sunrise Avenue does not meet our current safety standards.

The proposed crossing would provide a safer place for people to cross the road on Sunrise Avenue, as it would:

  • Slow motorists to a safer speed.
  • Raise pedestrians crossing the road, especially children, to be at eye-level of approaching motorists. This would make them easier to see from a distance.
  • Improve visibility between motorists and people waiting to cross the road.
  • Make it more comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross the road as the crossing is level with the footpath.

We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking as much as possible.

Give feedback

If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.

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.

Mairangi Bay: 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 Sunrise Avenue 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).