Proposal status: Feedback closed 17 February 2020, last updated 5 June 2020.
Reference number: RSU1920-083
We've proposed changes in your area, in February 2020
To improve pedestrian safety at the signalised driveway of 153 and 155 East Tamaki Road in Otara, we proposed some changes to alert pedestrians to cars leaving the driveway, as well as slowing down cars crossing the footpath.
These changes included:
- 2 new speed bumps to reduce drivers speeds when entering or exiting the driveway. The speed bumps will be inside the shared driveway, which is the safest position.
- 2 “watch for driveway vehicles” signs to alert people crossing that vehicles may be using the driveway at any time.
- “turning traffic give way to pedestrians”, and “traffic give way to pedestrians” signs, to ensure drivers do not enter or exit the driveway without checking for people first.
- yellow guidance pavers and road markings to help visually impaired people, and other footpath users, cross the driveway safely.
The proposed changes will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being implemented. These additions are interim measures and we will monitor the location after construction. We will investigate new treatments, in particular focusing on improving visual aids to warn both drivers and pedestrians at this driveway.
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.
- Respondent expressed concern that damage may be caused to cars due to the location of the speed bump.
We conducted a site visit and confirmed that the proposed speed bumps are at the optimal location. The speed bumps are unlikely to cause damage to vehicles travelling at the appropriate speed over the bumps.
The speed bumps will be pushed back as close to the limit line, without covering it. This will ensure vehicles do not run the risk of damaging their side skirts or flares etc. This will also ensure that vehicles do not enter the pedestrian zone or overhang into the pedestrian path.
- Respondent requested an increase in the green light signal phase to allow for the reduced speed at which vehicles will enter the driveway, including large tankers delivering to the Caltex.
We acknowledge your concern regarding the green light signal phasing. We will review the phasing to determine if it needs to be extended after the installation.
These works are planned to be delivered in July 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.