Auckland Transport

The Strand, Takapuna - Pedestrian Crossing The Strand, Takapuna - Pedestrian Crossing

Consultation status: closed 25 April 2017

We are proposing to:

  • Install a zebra crossing with a raised table including tactile pavers as well as changes to associated road markings and signage including belisha discs.
  • Remove refuge island and install new kerb buildout, relocate existing light pole and re-paint existing No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines).

Why the changes are needed

There is a high amount of pedestrian activity at this location with a significant proportion being children crossing to the playground and beach. The zebra crossing and raised table will help provide a slower speed environment whilst also making the crossing more visible to vehicles. This project will improve overall pedestrian accessibility and help moderate the speed of traffic.

Download the consultation drawing for The Strand (PDF 2MB)

Feedback results

The proposal received mixed feedback, with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed with minor changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

More lighting is required at the crossing.

Lighting will be installed in line with our design standards for pedestrian crossings.

This area should be a shared space with cars driving more slowly.

There is high demand for on-street parking at this location, given it's close proximity to the beach and public reserve. This means it would not be a suitable location for a shared zone. 

In regards to driver speed in the area, we have investigated and found that there are enough measures in place - or proposed - to encourage slower driver speed. We will monitor traffic speed after installing the raised pedestrian table. 

Next steps

We expect to begin this work in the 2017/18 financial year (starting July 2017), further to any design changes or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to affected residents before any construction.