Proposal status: Feedback closed 11 May 2022
Reference number: 20100355
In April 2022, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety on Tui Road, Papatoetoe by upgrading existing pedestrian and bus facilities in the area.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed, between July 2022 and June 2023. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. The following is a summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them.
- Concern that the humps/raised crossings will mean bus services will not be able to pass through with ease along Tui Road. The speed tables have been designed to be bus friendly, so that buses will be able to negotiate the speed tables without causing discomfort to the bus passengers.
- Suggest having two more speed humps on Tui Road for the safety of motorists and cyclists as it is quite a long road. The proposed crossing locations were selected as they are outside the main entrances of the two schools (Papatoetoe High School and Papatoetoe East School) where the exposure to risk is high for vulnerable road users. Therefore, at this stage we will not consider additional speed humps along Tui Road.
We're proposing improvements in your area
We are proposing to improve pedestrian safety on Tui Road, Papatoetoe by upgrading existing pedestrian and bus facilities in the area.
We are proposing to:
Upgrade two existing pedestrian crossings outside 105 Tui Road (located by the back entrance of Papatoetoe High School) and 138 Tui Road (located in front of Papatoetoe East School):
- Upgrade to a raised zebra crossing with ramps on each side to slow vehicles to a safe speed.
- Install tactile pavers at the approach to the crossings, which are are yellow guidance paving markers. These help visually impaired people find their way and safely cross the road.
- Upgrade the Belisha beacons or orange-coloured discs, at the approach to the crossings with LED lights to provide additional visibility at night.
Upgrade two existing bus stops outside 114 and 117 Tui Road.
- Both bus stops will be painted with 15m of broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) as lead in space to the stop and 9m of broken yellow lines as lead out space, to give the services enough space to access the stops.
- This proposal will remove seven parking spaces, of which six are related to formalising the bus stop and one outside 134 Tui Road to maintain visibility of the crossing.
Upgrade the existing pram crossing, or the section of the kerb created for access of prams, trolleys or wheelchairs, located at the corner of Morris Avenue and Tui Road by properly aligning it with Morris Avenue.
Based on monitoring, speeding vehicles continue to be an issue in the area. These changes will improve pedestrian safety especially for school children and avoid serious accidents due to speeding vehicles.
What happens next
- We’ll consider 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 with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Papatoetoe: 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 Tui 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).