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Auckland Transport

Sterling Avenue and Myers Road, Manurewa - Splitter Island

Consultation status: closed 16 December 2016

Proposed changes:

  • Install a splitter island with a cut-through for pedestrians to cross the road.
  • Install pram crossings with tactile pavers.
  • Upgrade road markings and signs.
  • Install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) to improve visibility.

Why changes are needed

These changes will provide pedestrians with a safe place to cross the road. The new No stopping at all times restrictions will help drivers see pedestrians using the crossing. Pedestrians will also have a clearer view of approaching vehicles before stepping out onto the road.

These improvements aim to make the road and footpath environment safe as part of our coordinated plan to develop safer road layouts, promote sustainable travel and ensure ease of passage for those travelling on foot. As part of these improvements, Auckland Transport will also upgrade any sub-standard street lighting as and when required.

Download the Sterling Avenue and Myers Road consultation plans (PDF 602KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received positive 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 and proposed solution

  • Request to increase the width of the splitter island. Sterling Avenue is on a school bus route and a large industrial business is also located within the street. The proposed islands have been designed taking into consideration the heavy vehicles that utilise the street. However, we will attempt to increase the width of the islands at the detail design stage based on tracking.
  • Concern that there are not enough pedestrians in this area to warrant such a project. Our site observations have demonstrated that approximately 75-80 school children cross Sterling Avenue between 3:00 – 3:30pm after leaving school.
  • Request for additional works including the upgrading of footpaths. This request is out of scope for this proposal. Footpaths are upgraded according to the yearly maintenance programme of our assets team. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback or report a problem here.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2018, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.