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Sheehan Avenue, Papakura - Splitter Island Upgrade

Consultation status: closed 23 February 2017

We are proposing to:

  • Install a 75 mm high speed table, 9 metres in length and install a zebra crossing.
  • Carry out kerb a buildout at the loss of one angle parking space on Sheehan Avenue to accommodate the speed table.
  • Install directional tactiles.
  • Install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines).
  • Carry out road markings.

Why the changes are required

Traffic and pedestrian observations have found that there is moderate demand to cross Sheehan Avenue at its intersection with Kelvin Road.

The set of shops and the proximity to the main entrance to Kelvin Road School generates very high crossing demand at this location (100 pedestrians between 2-4pm). The narrow width of Sheehan Avenue prevents us from installing a wider splitter island at this intersection (intersection is approximately 75 metres away from the school's main gate).

Download the consultation drawing for Sheehan Avenue (PDF 672KB)

Feedback results

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Concern that by removing one parking space, this will have a negative effect on the local businesses.

We understand the importance of parking to local businesses and always try to minimise the loss of parking when projects are designed.

This proposal aims at improving the safety of pedestrians crossing Sheehan Avenue to visit local shops. Installing a speed table at this intersection will  and will encourage more people to walk to the shops, leading to more shop visits to local business.

The majority of the shops require short-term parking due to the nature of their business and parking turnover is high. With 19 spaces available for five shops, the loss of one on-street parking space is outweighed by the significant safety benefits that the proposal brings. 

 Next Steps

We expect to introduce this work by June 2018, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.