Proposal status: closed 5 December 2018
Reference number: FP1819-005
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing a new footpath on Upper Queen Street in Pukekohe. The proposed path includes a kerb buildout and a marked pram crossing at Laurelwood Avenue.
This proposal is part of our footpath programme, which aims to improve pedestrian accessibility all over Auckland.
Why the changes are needed
This proposal is expected to improve pedestrian accessibility by completing a gap in the network between Kitchener Road and the existing footpath near 310 Upper Queen Street. This will enable safer and more convenient walking journeys in the community.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.
- This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the new pedestrian facilities.
- There is a channel across the road which always overflows, washing debris inside the channel (like pieces of metal) all over the road all the way down to the roundabout.
Thank you for your feedback. Your comment regarding debris washing inside a channel will be passed along to the appropriate team within Auckland Transport for consideration.
- Most people travelling by foot currently are ending their journey at the corner shops. The current proposed footpath leaves the pedestrian diagonally opposite these shops. Meanwhile the path on that side of the road is in a poor state. Instead of a new footpath there is a suggestion for an upgrade of the existing footpath and a raised crossing of upper queen at the top of the road, which also functions as a much needed speed calming measure.
A new footpath provides new access to the east side of the road where none exists now. This will provide a greater number of new trips than improving the existing footpath alone, as residents on the side of the new footpath can access a footpath without crossing the road. Your suggestions for improving the existing footpath and a raised crossing of Upper Queen Street are outside of the remit for this project, but have been noted and passed along to the appropriate teams within Auckland Transport.
This work will happen before the end of June 2019, and we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.