Maraetai Drive zebra crossing upgrade Maraetai Drive zebra crossing upgrade

Proposal status: Feedback open until 20 December 2023

Reference number: 20100632

Were proposing improvements in your area

The existing zebra crossing is located on a downhill slope and a horizontal curve. Southbound traffic tends to approach the crossing at high speeds.

We’re proposing to upgrade the existing zebra crossing on Maraetai Drive, outside Maraetai Beach School, to a raised zebra crossing. The raised zebra crossing will be on top of a speed bump, raised to the height of the footpath. The speed bump is flat and wide, with a long off-ramp. This makes it more comfortable for larger vehicles and their passengers.

Were proposing to add:

  • A new footpath with a grass kerb extension
  • New tactile pavers, which are yellow paving markers that guide people to the crossing and safely across the road
  • New road markings and signage to support the upgraded crossing.

Four on-street parking spaces will be removed to allow for visibility. We understand this can be inconvenient, so we’ve minimised the removal of parking as much as possible while still improving safety on Maraetai Drive.

Download the proposal drawing for Maraetai Drive (PDF 908KB)

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Project benefits

This project aims to improve safety and visibility. We want to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes would:

  • Slow motorists to a safer speed.
  • Raise pedestrians crossing the road, especially children, to the eye level of approaching motorists, making them easier to see.
  • Make it more comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross the road, as the crossing is level with the footpath.

What happens next

  • We’ll consider 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.

Maraetai: 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 Maraetai Drive 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).