Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: 20100351
In April 2022, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety on Massey Road and Vine Street. After reviewing all your feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax.
What happens next
We expect to start construction in August 2022. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses before any construction takes place.
Respondents strongly supported this proposal. In the feedback, people said that the proposed crossings were in suitable locations and would be heavily used.
People also reported that motorists drive at unsafe speeds, and said that the crossing would slow down drivers and make the area safer.
Here is a summary of other comments and queries we received, and our responses to them:
- Concern about access to 1/273 Massey Road, and that cars turning into the driveway will hold up drivers behind them
We acknowledge that this proposal will impact vehicles turning right into the driveway of 1/273 Massey Road. However, the road width between the kerb and central island is 4.8m. 85% of cars are 1.9 wide or less.
If a vehicle turning right into the driveway of 1/273 Massey Road waits in the flush median for a space to turn, this would give other vehicles enough room to pass at a low speed.
- Request to move the crossing outside 268 Massey Road to outside 270 Massey Road because of the reduced flush median when turning right out of Vine Street
There is 18m between the start of the flush median and the start of the central island. This is enough room for 2 to 3 vehicles.
- Suggestion that the raised pedestrian crossing on Vine Street is unnecessary, or to move it outside 2 Vine Street
Two pedestrian-related crashes have been reported nearby in the last 5 years. Pedestrian counts and feedback from local residents has also shown a need for a crossing facility at this location.
- Suggestion to have a 1-year trial time to see if these changes are used and to remove them and try something else if they are not used
We will monitor pedestrian volumes and vehicle speeds after these works are complete.
- Request for further speed reductions on Vine Street
We are unable to make this change as part of this project. However, we are continuously monitoring and changing speed limits to suit the conditions on Auckland roads.
Read more about our Safe Speeds Programme.
- Request for a similar change around Otahuhu College. Request for more driver education.
These requests are outside the scope of this project, but we will log them for later consideration.
You can always tell us about network improvements you would like to see in your area using our feedback form.
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:
- Install a new zebra crossing on a Swedish-style speed table at 268 Massey Road. The speed table will be a flat, wide speed bump with a gradual slope at one end which will make it comfortable to travel over in all vehicles, including busses, emergency service vehicles, and large trucks.
- Install a new zebra crossing on a Swedish-style speed table at 1 Vine Street.
- Install traffic islands at the centre of the crossings. The traffic islands are raised and provide a safe space for people to wait in the centre of the road while crossing.
- Widen the footpaths to make the raised crossings flush with the footpath. This would include fitting tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to crossings and safely across the road.
- Install new streetlights to ensure that pedestrians are visible to drivers during low lit hours of the day.
- Install new signage that alerts motorists of the upcoming crossing.
- Remark the bus stop outside 269 Massey Road.
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. This proposal aims to provide a safer place for people to cross Massey Road and Vine Street to access the local shops and bus stops. There have been two recorded crashes within the vicinity in the last five years. This includes one where a pedestrian was crossing Vine Street and was hit by a right turning vehicle from Massey Road, and one where a pedestrian was hit crossing Massey Road south of Vine Street near the existing pedestrian island. We want to make this area safer, so that this does not happen again.
This proposal also aims to reduce high vehicle speeds along these roads. Traffic count data shows that many motorists go over the speed limit on this section of Massey Road which is above the survivable speed. Therefore, we have proposed raised speed tables to slow drivers down and improve road safety.
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.
This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Māngere East: 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 Massey Road and Vine Street 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).