Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: 10100239
In December 2022, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety on Great South Road, outside the Nanaksar Sikh Temple. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the following changes:
- We will remove the raised speed bump and traffic islands from our proposed design to reduce the impact on the emergency service vehicles. It will be a flat signalised pedestrian crossing.
These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed in June 2023. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses before any construction takes place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge.
We received support from the community on our proposal as it would slow down traffic and provide a safe crossing location for pedestrians, especially for people accessing the Nanaksar Sikh Temple.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area.
On behalf of Manurewa Local Board, we are proposing to improve pedestrian safety on Great South Road, outside the Nanaksar Sikh Temple.
This project is funded by the Local Board Transport Capital Fund. This fund is used to make improvements based on community priorities, which may not be covered by other programmes of work. We will deliver these improvements on behalf of your local board.
We are proposing to:
- Install a raised, signalised pedestrian crossing outside 106 Great South Road. This is a traffic-light controlled crossing on top of a wide, flat speed bump. The speed bump will have gradual slopes at each end which will make it more comfortable and gentler for vehicles and passengers to travel over, including buses and emergency service vehicles.
- Install a traffic island at the centre of the crossing to provide pedestrians a safer place to wait before making the second stage of the crossing.
- 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.
- Install new road markings and signage to support the new crossing.
- Paint broken yellow lines on the approach to the crossing on the western side of Great South Road to improve visibility between motorists and pedestrians. We understand the removal of parking is inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal as much as possible while still improving safety for crossing pedestrians. The proposed changes would remove 9 on-street parking spaces.
These proposed changes would:
- slow motorists to a safer speed
- improve visibility for pedestrians and cyclists crossing Great South Road
- provide a safe crossing location for pedestrians to access the Nanaksar Sikh Temple
- make crossing the road more comfortable for everyone, especially for people with prams and wheelchairs, as the crossing would be raised to be level with the footpath.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to 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.
Manurewa: Safe with us
These proposed changes support Tamaki Makaurau’s commitment to Vision Zero, an ambitious transport safety vision, with the goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. This approach acknowledges that as people we all make mistakes, however a mistake should not mean that someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads. It’s also an approach that values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles. It is about caring for more vulnerable road users like people walking or cycling, children and the elderly. Vision Zero is the international benchmark for transport safety.