Proposal status: Feedback open until 23 May 2022
Reference number: 20100381
We're proposing improvements in your area
We are proposing to improve pedestrian safety in Huapai by installing a raised zebra crossing outside 44 Tapu Road.
We are proposing to:
- Install a new raised zebra crossing that meets the current safety standards, in front of 44 Tapu Road. The crossing will be raised on a speed bump with a flat section in the middle where people can walk across the road.
- Install tactile pavers at the approach of the crossing. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers that help the visually impaired find their way to the crossings.
- Install belisha beacons or orange-coloured discs to provide additional visibility especially at night.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to improve visibility near the crossing between drivers and pedestrians. This will result to removal of 12 parking spaces.
- Install signage to inform approaching drivers of the raised crossing.
In response to requests from concerned residents, we are proposing to improve pedestrian safety especially for students who are crossing the roads during peak hours. This proposal also addresses speed calming issues in an area near State Highway 16, where drivers will be guided to slow down and give way to crossing pedestrians.
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.
This proposal is also supported by the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Huapai: 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 Huapai 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).