Proposal status: Feedback closed 16 June 2020. Last updated 15 January 2021.
Reference number: CSFOP1.7
In June 2020, we suggested changes to improve pedestrian safety and make it safer for school children to cross the road. We proposed to install a new Swedish style raised crossing to encourage slower speeds and a new footpath to allow people to safely cross the road. We also proposed to install new tactile pavers and to reposition the existing bus stop to improve links between the shops.
After reviewing all the feedback and working with Aorere College and the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board, we are proceeding with the following changes:
- Existing zebra crossing on Claude Avenue proposed to be removed will now be retained.
- High friction surfacing will be applied (approximately 20m) on approach to the crossing on the northern side for vehicles coming around the bend.
What happens next
The consultation timeframe for this proposal was significantly impacted by Covid-19. We apologise for the delay in publishing the outcome of this proposal. We will be in touch with you when we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. Once funding is secured, our contractors will send notices to residents or businesses affected by works 48 hours before the work starts.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Request for speed bumps to be installed on Park Avenue to prevent excessive speeds.
Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately, this request is out of scope of this particular project however, we have passed your request to the appropriate team who will look into it.
We're proposing changes in your area
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board and Auckland Transport are proposing to install a new Swedish style raised table on Claude Avenue. Swedish speed tables are a raised table with only one sharp ramp and a more gentle exit which gives a smoother ride for vehicles and passengers. These changes aim to encourage slow speeds and make it safer for school children to cross the road. This proposal was raised by the local board with regards to pedestrian safety in the area.
We are proposing to:
- install a Swedish style crossing to encourage slow speeds upon approaching the crossing
- reposition the existing bus stop to improve links between the two stops
- install a new footpath to allow people to safely access the school
- install tactile pavers which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road
- install new streetlights at each side of the crossing to provide good visibility for pedestrians.
Focus on road safety - Community Safety Fund
This proposal is supported by the Community Safety Fund which is a $20 million programme focused on tackling road safety concerns raised by the community. Auckland Transport is partnering with the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board and Ward Councillors to deliver this project, which is part of more than 80 locally funded safety improvement projects across Auckland.
Papatoetoe: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Claude Avenue are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).