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Baverstock Rd, Flat Bush - Zebra crossing Baverstock Rd, Flat Bush - Zebra crossing

Consultation status: closed 12 December 2017

Proposal reference: MI1718-031

We are proposing to install a raised zebra crossing on Baverstock Road in Flat Bush outside Baverstock Oaks Primary School and remove parking on the northern side of the road.

The proposed crossing will replace the existing kea crossing at this location and will continue to be patrolled by the school at start and finish times.

Download the consultation drawing for Baverstock Rd (PDF 1.79MB).

Why the changes are needed

The raised zebra crossing is expected to control vehicle speeds and improve pedestrian safety in this area.

Feedback

The proposal received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

  • Requests to replicate the drop-off zone at Willowbank Primary School, which would include banning right turns from Baverstock Road into the drop-off zone. Because this drop-off zone is located within the school grounds, any requests for changes will need to be lodged with Baverstock Oaks Primary School.
  • Requests for a zebra crossing on Erica Road to ensure a safer crossing point for school children. The main entrance to the school is on Baverstock Road, which has high volumes of both vehicle and pedestrian movements. Vehicle and pedestrian volumes on Erica Road are currently too low to justify upgrading the existing kea crossing to a zebra crossing at this stage.
  • A request that the proposed zebra crossing side islands be reduced to give a lane width of 4.2 metres to accommodate cyclist traffic. A minimum traffic lane width of 4.2m is only required if a new pedestrian crossing includes a refuge island, which would create a pinch point for cyclists between each kerb. Because a refuge island is not proposed for this zebra crossing, there will be no kerb-to-kerb pinch point for cyclists. The proposed side islands are replacing existing ones and will not further narrow the traffic lanes. These islands are intended to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians and improve visibility.
  • Requests for speed cameras on Baverstock Road to better control high traffic speeds. New Zealand Police are responsible for managing speed cameras and can be contacted through their General Enquiries form.
  • Requests for speed calming measures on Baverstock Road, including judder bars and speed humps. Respondents also suggest that the speed limit on Baverstock Road be reduced to 30kph during school hours. The proposed raised zebra crossing is aimed at improving the safety for pedestrians in front of Baverstock Oaks Primary School and requests for speed calming measures are outside the scope of this proposal. If you would like your request to be considered by us for future development works, please provide feedback here.
  • Other out of scope requests include:
    • A request for zebra crossing on Stancombe Road to allow children safer access to Barry Curtis Park.
    • A request for traffic lights at the entrance to Barry Curtis Park.
    • A request that Stornaway Drive be made one-way (traffic moving towards school).
    • A request to extend parking restrictions along the northern side of Baverstock Road to Bronwylian Drive to aid driver visibility at this location.
    • A request to prevent large trucks from parking and blocking traffic at the Chapel Road end of Baverstock Road.
    • A request to address difficult turning movements at the intersection of Baverstock Road and Chapel Road.

These requests are out of scope for this proposal which focuses on pedestrian safety near Baverstock Oaks Primary School. If you would like your request to be considered by us for future development works, please provide feedback here.

Next Steps

We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.