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Auckland Transport

Chapel Street, Papakura - Splitter Island

Consultation status: closed 23 February 2017

We are proposing to:

  • Carry out kerb buildout on both sides of Chapel Street to narrow the intersection.
  • Install a pedestrian splitter island on Chapel Street as per the consultation plan.
  • Install directional tactiles and indicators.
  • Carry out road markings.
  • Install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) associated with the splitter island.

Why the changes are needed

Chapel Street is mainly residential with no scheduled bus route along the road. The intersection of Chapel Street with Great South Road is very wide, approximately 21 metres. The bowling club and recreation centre are the two main attractions in the area.

There is a low to moderate demand crossing Chapel Street (approximately 30 pedestrians during 2-4pm and 16 pedestrians between 7-9am). The wide intersection discourages pedestrians to cross Chapel Street. Narrowing the intersection and providing a pedestrian crossing facility in the form of a splitter island will encourage more people to walk in the area.

Download the consultation drawing for Chapel Street (PDF 799KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received mixed 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 and proposed solution

  • Request for speed humps be installed along Chapel Street, to slow down vehicles. Speed humps are only considered if there are speed related crashes along the specific section of the road. The speed humps are not justified in this section of Chapel Street due to lack of evidence of speed related crashes.
  • Suggestion that there is no need to install a splitter island as very few pedestrians cross the road at this location. The pedestrian demand is low due to poor connectivity associated with the wide intersection. Reducing the crossing distance and providing an improved crossing facility in the form of a splitter island will make the intersection safer to cross and encourage more pedestrians to use this route.
  • Request for additional works including improvements to the railway station carpark. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback or report a problem here.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.