Proposal status: Feedback is open until 9 August 2021
Reference number: RSU1920-151B
We're proposing improvements in your area
In response to requests from the community and Waiau Pa School, we are proposing changes to improve the safety of people crossing the road, in particular school children, outside Waiau Pa School on Waiau Pa Road.
We are proposing to:
- Upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing outside Waiau Pa School to a raised zebra crossing. This will involve widening the footpaths and installing tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and cross the road safely, on either side of the crossing.
- Formalise the bus stop markings on each side of Waiau Pa Road, outside Waiau Pa School. This will include implementing new bus stop parking restrictions. The eastern bus stop will be restricted to “2:15 pm - 3:45 pm, Mon-Fri, School Days Only” and the western bus stop will be restricted to “7:45 am - 3:45 pm, Mon-Fri, School Days Only”.
- Install kerb ramps, tactile pavers and widen the footpaths on either side of Mackenzie Road at the intersection with Waiau Pa Road.
- Extend the broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) parking restrictions along the southern kerb of Mackenzie Road, around the corner to the edge of the proposed raised crossing on Waiau Pa Road. This will remove 5 parking spaces to improve visibility for people crossing the road.
- Relocate the mobility space and implement a P180 (maximum 1.5 hours) mobility parking restriction outside Waiau Pa School.
- Install new streetlights, signs and road markings to support these changes.
The existing zebra crossing is frequently used by students and families walking to and from Waiau Pa School. The proposed zebra crossing would slow vehicle speeds near Waiau Pa School and prioritise people crossing the road. These improvements at the intersection of Waiau Pa Road and Mackenzie Road would provide school children with a safer place to cross the road and encourage students and families to use active modes of transport.
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 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 by the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Waiau Pa: 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 Waiau Pa 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).