Proposal status: Feedback closed 8 November 2019, last updated 28 November 2019.
Reference number: MIP1920-019
We've proposed changes in your area
In October 2019, we proposed to upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing on King Street in Waiuku to a zebra crossing.
This project is made possible by the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax.
Why the changes are needed
Our proposal responded to concerns from local residents that the current crossing is confusing for both drivers and people walking because it is unclear who has right of way. A zebra crossing gives priority to pedestrians and will improve safety and clarity for all road users, especially those walking to View Road School.
The proposed changes will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being implemented. 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.
- Many respondents supported the proposal, noting that this crossing will improve safety on the street.
Thank you for your support. We hope that this new zebra crossing will help improve clarity and safety for all road users.
- Suggestion to keep it as a courtesy crossing and make a zebra crossing by the public toilets to the library.
We did consider keeping this as a courtesy crossing, however we have observed numerous instances where pedestrians step into the crossing without checking for oncoming traffic. Occasionally we have also observed vehicles stopping at the crossing to let pedestrians cross. This has created a confusing situation for drivers and pedestrians. Formalising a raised zebra crossing at the location will improve clarity and safety.
We will investigate the possibility of installing another crossing by the public toilets as a separate issue.
These works are planned between July 2020-June 2021, 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.