Consultation status: closed 27 April 2017
We are proposing to:
- Install a pedestrian refuge island outside 230 Buckland Road.
- Install pram crossings with tactile pavers.
- Install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines).
Why the changes are needed
There is currently a controlled pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Buckland Road and Ashley Avenue. However, site observations showed many pedestrians crossing in the vicinity of the Southern Cross Campus Junior School, between Ben Lora Place and Royton Avenue.
We are proposing to install a pedestrian refuge island to assist pedestrians crossing Buckland Road, towards the southern end of the school.
The removal of parking is necessary to maintain adequate visibility at the refuge island. This means that drivers will have greater visibility of pedestrians and vice-versa. As part of the new Southern Bus Network, AT Metro will remove the bus stop outside the school and install two bus stops on Buckland Road; to the west and east of this site.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received positive feedback with one concern raised by a respondent. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- There was a problem when drivers hit the traffic island some years ago and a concern that the new islands may create a similar issue. We are proposing to paint the kerb of the refuge islands in white colour, install ‘keep left’ signs on either approach to the islands, and keep the edge markings of the existing flush median. These measures will help highlight the presence of the refuge islands for motorists.
We expect to introduce this work starting July 2017 and throughout 2017/18, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.