Consultation status: closed 16 December 2016
- Upgrade the splitter island with a cut-through for pedestrians to cross the road.
- Install pram crossings with tactile pavers.
- Upgrade road markings and signs.
- Install No stopping at all times restrictions to improve visibility of pedestrians at the crossing point.
Why changes are needed
These changes will provide pedestrians with a safe place to cross the road. The new No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) are required to allow drivers see pedestrians using the crossing. Pedestrians will also have a clearer view of approaching vehicles before stepping out onto the road.
These improvements aim to make the road and footpath environment safe as part of our coordinated plan to develop safer road layouts, promote sustainable travel and ensure ease of passage for those travelling on foot. As part of these improvements, Auckland Transport will also upgrade any sub-standard street lighting as and when required.
Thank you everyone for your 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 and proposed solution
- Request for traffic lights with a signalised pedestrian crossing at both ends of Claude Road, and general requests to rebalance traffic in this area and better utilise road space. Claude Road was identified as a trigger point as part of a study to assess travel demand in the area. The study also highlighted that both ends of Claude Road would need to be signalised at the same time for operational reasons. A proposal for traffic lights at this location will be investigated once the trip distribution pattern is established after the Southern Corridor improvements are completed.
- Concern about removal of parking. The No stopping at all times restrictions are required to maintain visibility between approaching drivers and pedestrians attempting to cross the road at the crossing facility. As a result of Claude Road being downhill, drivers are generally approaching faster towards this intersection. These restrictions assist pedestrians in making a judgement on whether to cross the road, while also assisting drivers in their awareness of approaching pedestrians in the first place.
- Request to widen Claude Road leading up to Alfriston Road, so that queues do not form behind a car turning right. A lane width of 5.4 metres is provided, enabling simultaneous left and right turns out of Claude Road at the intersection with Alfriston Road.
- Request to reposition the directional tactile on the western side of the intersection so that it is diagonally pointing toward the shops. Thank you for your feedback. This will be considered during the detail design stage.
- Request to align the two kerb-cuttings and refuge islands. This will also be considered during the detail design stage.
We expect to introduce this work by June 2018, 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.