Proposal status: Feedback open until 30 May 2022
Reference number: MIP1920-056
We're proposing improvements in your area
As part of our work to keep Aucklanders moving, we are proposing to improve the safety of pedestrians and drivers on Maich Road, Manurewa. These changes are in response to community requests to lower vehicle speeds and provide a safe crossing near the shop.
We are proposing to:
- Construct a raised zebra crossing with flashing orange beacons. This is a crossing on top of a wide, flat speed bump at 41 to 40 Maich Road. This will involve replacing the existing parking bay on the west side of the road with a new kerb.
- Install new speed bumps at 46 to 47, 33C to 32, and 20 to 23 Maich Road
- Paint road markings and install signs to support the new crossing and speed bumps
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to improve the visibility of pedestrians at the intersections of Corin Avenue and Maich Road, Beatty Avenue and Maich Road, and Great South Road and Corin Avenue. This would remove 12 on-street parking spaces.
- Install a pedestrian island crossing at 40 to 38 Maich Road on Beatty Avenue. A pedestrian island crossing is a raised platform in the middle of the road that improves pedestrian safety by breaking up the journey across the road.
- Install kerb ramp crossings at 40 and 38 Maich Road to cross Beatty Avenue. These are sloped sections of footpath which give pedestrians a smooth transition between the footpath and the road, especially for people with prams or wheelchairs.
- Install yellow tacile pavers at the raised crossing and the pedestrian island on Beatty Avenue. These are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people to crossings and safely across roads.
- Paint updated road markings for the existing bus stop at 117 Great South Road, to bring the road markings up to current standards. This will remove 6 on-street parking spaces.
How this will benefit your neighbourhood
The speed bumps and raised zebra crossing would encourage lower driving speeds. The crossing would be raised to the height of the footpath, making pedestrians more visible while making more comfortable to cross the road, especially for people with prams or wheelchairs.
These improvements would remove 28 on-street parking spaces near the crossings, speed bumps, and at the intersections. We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have removed as little parking as possible while improving the safety of pedestrians crossing Maich Road.
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.
A consultation on another proposal nearby is now open. We are proposing pedestrian improvement works at the Halsey Road and Maich Road intersection. Find out more about the nearby proposal.
Manurewa: 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 around Maich 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).