Kolmar Road, Wilmay Avenue, and Omagh Avenue Intersection, Papatoetoe – Pedestrian Safety Improvements Kolmar Road, Wilmay Avenue, and Omagh Avenue Intersection, Papatoetoe – Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Proposal status: Feedback open until 31 March 2023
Reference number: 20100365
We're proposing improvements in your area
Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area.
We are proposing to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Kolmar Road, Wilmay Avenue and Omagh Avenue in Papatoetoe. Our investigation highlighted the intersection as among the areas in Auckland that need safer pedestrian crossing facilities.
We are proposing to:
- Install raised zebra crossings on all 4 arms of the intersection. The raised zebra crossings would be raised to be level with the footpath. They will have gentle approach ramps to minimise disruption to traffic while also providing a safer crossing facility for pedestrians.
- Install a pedestrian refuge at the centre of the crossings on Kolmar Road and Wilmay Avenue, so pedestrians can safely wait to cross the road.
- Install tactile pavers at all new crossing points. These are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
- Install belisha beacons. These are flashing globe light and orange discs that provide additional visibility at the crossing, especially at night.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) near the crossings to prevent parked vehicles from blocking visibility of crossing pedestrians to approaching motorists.
- Paint new road markings and install advance warning signage so oncoming motorists know they are approaching a raised crossing.
- Widen the footpath on the 4 corners of the intersection, to join the edges of the crossings on Kolmar Road, Wilmay Avenue and Omagh Avenue.
Download the proposal drawing for Kolmar Road, Wilmay Avenue, and Omagh Avenue. (PDF 441KB)
This project in Papatoetoe contributes to Tāmaki Makaurau’s Vision Zero goal as it will:
- reduce driver speeds and prioritise the safety of pedestrians and cyclists trying to cross the intersection
- raise pedestrians crossing the road to be at eye level of approaching motorists, making them easier to see from a distance
- provide easier and more convenient crossings for people with prams and wheelchairs as the crossings will be level with the footpath.
This proposal will result in the removal of 4 parking spaces. We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal as much as possible, while ensuring the safety of all road users.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to 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 also supported by the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Papatoetoe: Safe with us
This project supports Tāmaki Makaurau’s commitment to Vision Zero, an ambitious transport safety vision, with the goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. This approach acknowledges that as people we all make mistakes, however a mistake should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads. It’s also an approach that values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles.