Proposal status: Feedback closed 21 May 2020, last updated 19 April 2021.
Reference number: RSU1920-133
In July 2020 we advised you that COVID-19 had impacted our funding and we were not able to estimate a construction date. Funding has now been secured for this project and construction is now planned to begin later in April 2021.
In May 2020, we proposed changes in your area
To improve pedestrian safety, we proposed installing a new zebra crossing on a raised table at 215 Finlayson Avenue, Clendon Park. This proposal will remove five parking spaces. These changes aim to make it safer for people walking, including children from the nearby school.
We proposed to:
- install a zebra crossing on a raised table with additional traffic islands and side islands. This will enable pedestrians and vulnerable road users to have priority when crossing the road.
- 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.
- remove 5 parking spaces- two spaces would be removed to provide greater visibility between pedestrians and approaching vehicles while the other three spaces would be removed to upgrade the nearby bus stops to current design and safety standards.
This proposal is part of a region wide pedestrian improvement programme which aims to improve safety at pedestrian crossings in high-risk locations. Find out more about this programme.
Clendon Park: 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 Finlayson Avenue 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).
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council is implementing an Emergency Budget which will reduce AT’s capital and operating budgets. This could mean this project is delayed. We will be in touch with you once 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 proposed changes 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.
- Respondents expressed concern over vehicle speed on Finlayson Road and suggestion to include more speed calming devices leading up to the zebra crossing to minimise risk for pedestrians using the zebra crossing.
Thank you for your feedback. Although speed calming along Finlayson Avenue is currently under investigation within AT, but it is not part of this project, which is mainly focused on providing pedestrians with a safe place to cross the road.
- Respondents expressed concern over lack of parking for school drop-off and collection and suggestion for no removal of parking around the crossing.
The proposed parking removal is to ensure the crossing operate safely and to provide enough space for bus entry and exit.
- Respondents expressed concern that the location of proposed signage will affect this resident’s ability to reverse into their driveway. Request that the sign be positioned further north, e.g. in the middle at the front of the property.
The sign location is only indicative on the plan. During detailed design, we will reposition the sign to ensure the final location of the sign does not having adverse impact of vehicle entry or exit from the driveway. The new sign pole location is at least 1.0m away from the nearest edge of the driveway.
- Respondents expressed concern that the presence of a raised zebra crossing will impede ambulances and other emergency vehicles. Request for adequate signage put in place to warn emergency services drivers of the speed restriction to avoid unintentional vehicle damage.
Thank you for your feedback. Speed hump warning signs will be installed adjacent to the speed table together with advisory speed signs to ensure that drivers are aware of the crossing when approaching.
We will be in touch with you once 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.