Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: MIP2122-016
At the request of the school, we have changed the design to include widening the footpath on the west side of Seddon Street all the way up to the St Joseph’s Catholic School entrance. This will ensure there is sufficient space for students at peak school times.
We will make this change in addition to the other changes.
We are waiting for funding to be allocated to the construction of this project. We currently estimate that construction will take place between June 2023 and June 2024.
Proposal outcome In December 2021, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety near St Joseph’s Catholic School on Seddon Street in Pukekohe by upgrading the existing crossing to a raised zebra crossing. 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
This project will proceed to the detailed design phase. Once the budget is confirmed, notification letters will be sent out informing the community about the updated construction date estimates.
Thank you for adding your voice to this proposal. Your local knowledge has helped us make this decision for your neighbourhood. Respondents told us they support the proposal because it would slow drivers in the area and improve safety, especially for the schoolchildren that walk to school.
Through the consultation process, we heard additional changes suggested like adding speed bumps and reducing the speed limit. A summary of the community’s comments and queries, and our responses to them, is below.
- Suggestion to add speed bumps on either side of the raised crossing.
This proposal will upgrade the existing painted zebra crossing to a new raised Swedish-style speed table (a wide and flat speed bump). The new raised table will be installed to our current standards and we expect it to reduce vehicle speeds outside the school. At present there is no need to install any additional speed humps on either side of the table.
- Request that broken yellow lines are extended by one parking space to the south of the crossing because parents often block residents from exiting their driveways.
The broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times parking restrictions) in this project have been proposed to ensure that the road near the pedestrian crossing is clear so drivers and people crossing the road can see each other. Any vehicles parking illegally within 1m of a driveway can be ticketed.
- Suggestion that speed limits should be reduced in the area as many drivers drive over 50km/h down Seddon Street.
This project aims to reduce vehicle speeds to appropriate and safe speeds near St Joseph’s Catholic School. The speed limit around the school will be reviewed in the future as part of a 10-year programme in partnership with Waka Kotahi NZTA.
- Concern about traffic congestion due to the Kāinga Ora development at Seddon & Victoria Street.
Our project lead expects the impact of the development on congestion in the area will be minor.
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 improve pedestrian safety near St Joseph’s Catholic School on Seddon Street in Pukekohe by upgrading the existing crossing to a raised zebra crossing.
We are proposing to:
- Upgrading the existing zebra crossing near 105 Seddon Street to a Swedish-style raised table zebra crossing, which is a pedestrian crossing on top of a wide, flat speed bump. The descending ramp would be longer, with a gentle slope to provide a smooth ride down from the speed bump.
- Installing a traffic island in the centre and at the sides of the road with tactile pavers, which are yellow textured tiles that help guide visually impaired people.
- Widening the footpath on the west side of Seddon Street.
- Painting broken yellow lines (no stopping at any time lines) on both sides of Seddon Street just north of the crossing to ensure the road is kept clear. This would remove two on-street parking spaces.
- Installing a new streetlight, new signs, and road markings to raise awareness of the upgraded crossing.
This project aims to improve the safety of people walking in Pukekohe, especially schoolchildren on their way to St Joseph’s Catholic School. The proposed raised table would slow drivers to a safer speed near the school, and the crossing would be raised from the street level so it is comfortable for everyone to cross, including people with prams and wheelchairs.
We would increase the visibility of the crossing by installing new signs and painting new road markings, so drivers would be aware of the new speed bump and the need to look out for pedestrians crossing the road.
To ensure that drivers and the people crossing the road can see each other, we would extend the existing broken yellow lines north of the crossing. We understand reducing parking can be inconvenient, but these restrictions would help to keep the road clear so any nearby pedestrians are visible.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.
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.
This proposal is supported in part by the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Pukekohe: 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 Seddon 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).