Proposal status: Feedback closed 25 May 2020, last updated 1 September 2020.
Reference number: CSFFR1.2
In May 2020, we proposed changes in your area
To improve safety for people walking in the area, Franklin Local Board and Auckland Transport proposed to install raised zebra crossings at 8 and 30 Papakura-Clevedon Road in Clevedon. The proposal aimed to make this a safer road for people to cross.
Changes proposed on Papakura-Clevedon Road
- Install two raised zebra crossings. It was expected to improve safety by slowing vehicle speeds on the approach to the crossing.
- Install side islands to make it safer for people by reducing the crossing distance and increasing their line of sight for approaching drivers.
- Install tactile pavers (yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to crossings and safely across roads), kerb ramps and reconstruct the footpath to improve access onto the crossing.
- Install new road markings, signage and streetlights to make sure the crossings can be clearly seen by approaching drivers.
- Add broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to make sure that parked cars do not block the view of the crossing and pedestrians. This involved removing a total of 4 car parking spaces over the two locations.
- Remove a small Magnolia Grandiflora tree and trim low-lying vegetation at the 30 Papakura-Clevedon Road site. This was necessary so that the crossing can be positioned in the optimal location where the most amount of people will use it and that a clear line of sight is maintained for an adequate view of the crossing. A replacement tree would be planted in the area.
Our proposal responded to requests from the community to improve crossing facilities for people walking to houses, schools and shops and is supported by the Community Safety Fund programme and Regional Fuel Tax.
Community Safety Fund
This proposal is part of the Community Safety Fund. Auckland Transport is partnered with the Franklin Local Board to deliver this project, as part of more than 80 safety improvement projects across the Auckland region. The Community Safety Fund is a $20 million programme focused on addressing local road safety concerns raised by the community to local boards and ward councillors.
Clevedon: 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 Papakura-Clevedon 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).
We have listened to community feedback and have decided that this proposal will not proceed to the next stage of detailed planning.
Although the neighbourhood has expressed support for the need of speed calming and pedestrian crossings, the infrastructure and proposed locations were not well received. The feedback received suggested that the crossings at these locations will not be used as the majority of people would prefer to cross closer to the middle of the village.
A long-term solution that complements future upgrades of the village as a whole would be more appropriate, however there will potentially be urban design type infrastructure trialled in Clevedon Village in the near future. When designing any future proposal, we will take into account all of the feedback we have received from this proposal.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns.