Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: VRU2022-033
In May 2022, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety on Scotts Road, Manurewa. These changes are in response to the need for safer crossing locations for students at Manurewa East Primary school and to lower speeds on Scotts Road.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed in the next AT financial year, starting July 2022.
If there is any change to the programme, we will update this webpage accordingly.
All the respondents supported this project, stating that speeds on Scotts Road were too high and safe crossing locations were necessary for the safety of students at Manurewa East Primary School.
Here is the additional comment we received, and our response to it:
Request for streetlights and CCTV further down Scotts Road due to littering in the park
We will upgrade street lighting as part of this project. However, CCTV is unlikely to address your concern of littering in the park.
We have passed on your concerns to Auckland Council. If you would like to speak to someone to report illegal rubbish dumping, you can call Auckland Council 24 hours a day on 0800 NO DUMP (0800 66 3867)
We're proposing improvements in your area
As part of our work to keep Aucklanders safe, we are proposing to install raised pedestrian crossings and speed calming measures along Scotts Road.
We are proposing to:
- Install 2 raised zebra crossings at 23 Scotts Road and 11 Scotts Road. These are zebra crossings on wide, flat, speed bumps.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at any time lines) near the new crossings to ensure drivers and pedestrians have clear lines of sight
- Install signage to support the new crossings
- Install tactile pavers on both sides of the zebra crossings. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people to find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
- Install chicane islands at 3 Scotts Road, 39/36 Scotts Road, and 47 Scotts Road (on the stretch before Scotts Road becomes Myers Road). Chicane islands are raised planted islands in the middle and on both sides of the road. They narrow the road and make drivers follow a curved path, which discourages speeding.
- Paint road markings and install signage to accompany the chicane islands. This includes painting broken yellow lines at both exits to prevent people from parking where they could block traffic.
These changes are in response to an AT investigation that found that speeds along Scotts Road are not safe for road users or pedestrians. There have been 2 crashes in the last 5 years. We would like to lower speeds and create safer crossing points where people, especially children, can get to and from Manurewa East School.
The proposed crossings will be raised to be level with the footpath. This will make pedestrians more visible to drivers and make it more comfortable for people to cross the road, especially people with prams and wheelchairs. The 3 proposed chicane islands will encourage drivers to slow down, especially at the sharp corner where Scotts Road becomes Myers Road.
These changes aim to improve safety for all people travelling along Scotts Road, especially for students at Manurewa East School. These improvements would include removing 24 on-street parks near the crossings and chicane islands. We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient, but installing speed calming measures will create a safer road for everyone.
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.
Manurewa 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 Scotts 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).