Proposal status: Feedback closed 27 September 2019, last updated 5 November 2019.
Reference number: MIP1920-024
We've proposed changes in your area
We proposed a new raised pedestrian crossing on Kolmar Road in Papatoetoe.
Why the changes are needed
Our proposal responds to a request from the local community to provide a safe means for pedestrians to cross Kolmar Road near the shops.
These changes are aimed to significantly improve safety for people walking in the area by slowing approaching traffic and giving priority to those wanting to cross.
The proposed raised pedestrian crossing will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning with minor changes before being constructed. These minor changes include increasing the lane width to 4.2 metres and reducing the size of the kerb buildout.
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.
- Request for pedestrian crossing to be signalised and an advanced warning (e.g. judder bars or equivalent) installed.
A signalised midblock crossing option was considered but it would increase congestion in the area due to the proximity of the signalised intersection at Great South Road/Kolmar Road. The raised zebra crossing will help increase the safety of pedestrians by reducing vehicle speeds which is in line with Auckland Transport’s vision zero. Advanced warning signs for this raised zebra crossing will also be installed as per Auckland Transport Code of Practice.
- Concern that pedestrian crossing will create a large queue of cars nearby intersections e.g. Bisley Street.
Vehicles waiting to turn right into Bisley Street have enough space to safely wait to turn and westbound traffic has enough gaps that will not cause access issues on Kolmar Road. A raised table will provide a safer crossing for pedestrians and will help with reducing the speeds at this intersection which may also prevent turning traffic crashes.
These works are planned from July 2020 to 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.