Proposal status: Feedback closed 13 July 2020, last updated 25 February 2021.
Reference number: CSFP1.1
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council has implemented an Emergency Budget which has reduced AT’s capital and operating budgets. This could mean this project is delayed. We will be in touch with you when we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Once the budget is confirmed, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning before being constructed.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- This proposal received almost full support with many respondents commenting on how it will help with people being able to cross the road to the shops in the area
- Suggestion that the power lines should be moved underground at the same time as there is too much power pole "clutter" by the proposed crossing.
Moving the existing overhead power lines underground is a request which needs to be directed to Vector. As this project is not affected by the overhead power lines we are not able to facilitate this.
In July 2020, we proposed changes in your area
To improve road crossing safety for pedestrians and cyclists, Papakura Local Board and Auckland Transport proposed the following changes at 72 Clevedon Road in Papakura:
- Build a Swedish-style raised zebra crossing. A Swedish speed table is a raised table with only one sharp ramp and a gentler exit which gives a smoother ride for vehicles and passengers. This is expected to help slow speeds on approach and allow for a higher volume of pedestrian traffic.
- Install tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
- Install road signs to warn drivers of the crossing ahead.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to improve visibility. These restrictions will remove nine parking spaces.
- Move an existing bus stop to in front of 51 Clevedon Road to give greater access to vehicles at the crossing.
- Trim tree in front of 72 Clevedon to provide greater visibility between pedestrians and approaching vehicles.
Our proposal responded to requests from the local board to improve pedestrian safety in the area and is supported by the Community Safety Fund programme and Regional Fuel Tax.
Community Safety Fund
This proposal is part of the Community Safety Fund. Auckland Transport is partnered with the Papakura Local Board to deliver this project, as part of more than 80 safety improvement projects across the Auckland region. The Community Safety Fund is a $20 million programme focused on addressing local road safety concerns raised by the community to local boards and ward councillors.
Papakura: 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 Clevedon Road 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).
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.