Proposal status: Open until 10 November 2021
Reference number: MIP2122-021
In October 2021, we proposed changes in your area
To improve pedestrian safety for schoolchildren and people walking in the neighbourhood, we proposed upgrading the existing crossing at 72 Kelvin Road in Papakura to a raised zebra crossing.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We expect to construct this crossing during the 2022/23 financial year, subject to budget availability. Once the budget is confirmed, notification letters will be sent out informing about the construction of the crossing.
Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on this proposal. Your local knowledge has helped us make this decision for your neighbourhood. Nearby residents and Kelvin Road School were supportive of the proposed changes, telling us they believed the upgraded crossing would improve safety for children in the area and slow speeding drivers on Kelvin Road.
A summary of additional community comments, and our responses to them, is below.
- Request for additional raising zebra crossings on Kelvin Road.
This project has a narrow scope, just focusing on upgrading the existing zebra crossing outside the school where there is high pedestrian demand from schoolchildren. We do note that there is another crossing over Kelvin Road at the Settlement Road and Kelvin Road intersection that is currently under construction.
- Suggestion that additional streetlights are installed along Kelvin Road between Willis Avenue and Settlement Road.
We will be reviewing the streetlighting at this crossing at the next stage of the project, detailed design, to ensure the new crossing is well-lit at all times. Your request for additional streetlighting along Kelvin Road will be passed onto our lighting team to review.
We’re proposing improvements in your area
To improve safety for the school children in the area, we are proposing to upgrade an existing crossing on Kelvin Road in Papakura to a raised zebra crossing.
These improvements would include:
- Upgrading the existing zebra crossing at 72 Kelvin Road to a raised zebra crossing, which is a pedestrian crossing on top of a wide, flat speed bump.
- Installing tactile pavers, which are yellow textured tiles that help guide visually impaired people, at the proposed crossing.
- Installing a new streetlight and signs, and paint new road markings to support the upgraded crossing.
This proposal aims to improve the safety of people walking in your neighbourhood, especially the children on their way to Kelvin Road School. The proposed raised table would slow drivers to a safer speed near the school, and the crossing would be raised to be level with the footpath so it is comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross. On-street parking on Kelvin Road would not be changed by this proposal, but we would paint some broken yellow lines (no stopping at any timelines) near the crossing where the existing crossing’s traffic island is to ensure clear lines of sight between drivers and people at the crossing. We would increase the visibility of the crossing by installing new signs and painting new road markings, so drivers would be aware of the new speed bump and the need to look out for pedestrians crossing the road.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it to Freepost using the address details on the form.
What happens next
- We’ll consider all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
- This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
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 on Kelvin 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).