Consultation status: closed 30 January 2017. Feedback results available.
We sought your feedback on a proposal to improve the existing pedestian crossing on Kenderdine Road in Papatoetoe.
We propose to:
- Upgrade the existing zebra crossing to a raised speed table with pram crossings.
- Install "hump" signs.
- Install directional tactile pavers.
- Add new road marking.
Around 80 students from Papatoetoe South School use the existing zebra crossing every school day and our site observations have shown that traffic speed along Kenderdine Road is generally high during non-school times.
Modifying the existing crossing will make the road and footpath safer for both pedestrians and drivers by lowering driver speed. We will also upgrade any sub-standard street lighting as required during this upgrade.
Download the consultation plans:
- Consultation drawing for Kenderdine Road (PDF 421KB)
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.
Speed humps should be placed on the approach to the pedestrian crossing to reduce vehicles speeds further.
Our assessment of Kenderdine Road has shown that the majority of drivers are travelling at reasonable speeds therefore further traffic calming is not currently considered appropriate. The proposed road marking improvements will visually narrow the road, encouraging vehicles to reduce their speeds.
We expect to introduce this work by June 2018, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.