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Auckland Transport

Dennis Avenue and Grande Vue Road, Manurewa - Pram Crossings

Consultation status: closed 16 December 2016

Proposed changes:

  • Widen the road to reduce the crossing distance.
  • Install pram crossings with tactile pavers.
  • Upgrade road markings and signs.
  • Install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) to improve visibility.

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 will help 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.

Download the Dennis Avenue and Grande Vue Road consultation plans (PDF 373KB)

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 a pedestrian refuge island in the middle of the road. The feasibility of this option has been considered. However, buses turning into and out of Dennis Ave require greater space than a refuge island would allow. As a result, this option is not considered feasible.
  • Request to move this crossing further into Dennis Ave by approximately five metres. Moving the crossing further into Dennis Ave would restrict the ability of pedestrians to see approaching motorists on all roads. Furthermore, the location of the driveway for the carpark also prevents this option from being a possibility.
  • Request for pedestrian zebra crossings on David Ave and close to the intersection of Dennis Ave with Walpole Avenue. These particular sites do not meet the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) requirements for a pedestrian zebra crossing. The requirements, which include pedestrian demand, need to be satisfied for at least three hours of the day.

Next 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.