Proposal status: Feedback closed 17 October 2019
Reference number: RI1819-002
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to upgrade the intersection of Buckland Road and Wickman Way in Māngere. Recommended changes include:
- new traffic signals on all legs of the intersection, including pedestrian crossing facilities to enable safer walking trips in the area
- the removal of two trees to create space for these new traffic lights, and ensure the lights can be clearly seen from a distance
- replacement of the left-turn slip lane onto Wickman Way with a left-turn lane controlled by the new traffic lights. This considered safer, and reduces the amount of times pedestrians have to cross a road
- moving the cycle lane on the northern side of Buckland Road onto a shared path, which is separated from car traffic
- a new speed table and changes to the kerb at the entrance to the service lane on Buckland Road. This will reduce vehicle speeds and narrow the pedestrian crossing distance, making it much safer for people for people to cross
- new Broken Yellow Lines parking restrictions on Wickman Way. These are proposed to keep the two lanes approaching the intersection clear for moving traffic, and to allow for buses to safely enter and exit the bus stops on this road
- Broken Yellow Lines to be added at locations on Buckland Road where it is currently already illegal to park, such as within cycle lanes, to further highlight these existing restrictions.
Download the proposal drawing for Buckland Road (PDF 3MB)
Why the changes are needed
Our proposal responds to a request from Te Kura Māori o Ngā Tapuwae for safer crossing options for schoolchildren in the area. It also addresses safety concerns regarding the high risk of crashes at this intersection. Proposed changes are expected to significantly improve safety for people walking, driving and cycling through this intersection.