Elliot Street, Papakura - New crossing Elliot Street, Papakura - New crossing

Proposal status: Feedback closed 21 May 2020, last updated 19 November 2021

Reference number: CSFP1.3

Proposal update

In February 2021 we advised you that COVID-19 had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whānau, and that funding had been constrained so we were not able to estimate a construction date.

Funding for this project was successfully secured and construction was completed this month, November 2021.

Proposal outcome

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whanau. 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.

Community feedback

  • Query about the number of parking spaces being removed.
    Four car parking spaces are being removed, 2 on the northern side and 2 on the southern side.
  • Query if there will be kerb access from the road to the concrete in the central berm.
    There will be kerb ramps at all points of the crossing.
  • Query if drivers will be able to see pedestrians waiting to cross the road as there are a lot of trees in the central berm.
    We do not anticipate this will be an issue. However, we will confirm this at the detailed design stage. 

We proposed changes in your area in May 2020

To improve road crossing safety for pedestrians and cyclists, Papakura Local Board and Auckland Transport proposed to install a new crossing outside Papakura Skatepark in Papakura. We proposed to: 

  • Install kerb ramps and tactile pavers to improve access onto the pedestrian crossing.
  • Install side islands that will make it safer for people by reducing the crossing distance and increasing their line of sight for approaching drivers.
  • Construct a concrete footpath in the central berm to improve accessibility and the quality of the crossing.
  • Install new road markings and signage to make sure the crossings can be clearly seen by approaching drivers.
  • Add broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to make sure that parked cars do not block the view of the crossing and pedestrians. This involves removing 4 car parking spaces.

Download the proposal drawing for Elliot Street (PDF 1.6MB)

Our proposal responded to requests from the community to improve the quality of the crossing facilities for people accessing Ray Small Park 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 Elliot Street 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).

Next steps

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.