Archibald Road, Kelston – Raised Zebra Crossing Archibald Road, Kelston – Raised Zebra Crossing
Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: SSM2122-011
In October 2022, we proposed to install a raised zebra crossing on Archibald Road, outside Kelston Primary School. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
These works help support our Vision Zero goal of improving safety across Auckland and contributes towards fulfilling the Central Government mandate of improving safety around schools by lowering driving speeds.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed between April and October 2023. We will be in touch with schools, 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.
We received support from the community, Kelston Primary School, and Kelston Intermediate on our proposal. We heard in the feedback that there have been many close calls near the school. The proposed raised crossing will help prevent this.
Here is a summary of additional comments and our responses to them:
- Suggestion to simplify the changes as there is too much going on.
The new crossing will be clearly marked as a zebra crossing and signs and road markings on the approach to the crossing will make it clear to all road users how to use it safely. The bus stops, give way markings and parking restrictions are all existing road markings.
- Concern that raising the crossing may cause anxiety and frustration as the existing crossing is already safe enough and working well for everyone.
While drivers do slow down at the existing speed bumps on the approaches to the crossing, we know that most drivers speed up after they have passed these bumps and tend to travel at faster speeds through the existing zebra crossing. The proposal will ensure that drivers travel at safe and appropriate speeds through the crossing point where students and other pedestrians are most vulnerable.
We're proposing improvements in your area
To support the recently proposed speed limit reductions outside schools around Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, we are proposing to raise the zebra crossing on Archibald Road, outside Kelston Primary School. The proposed change will provide students with a safer crossing and promote safer speeds.
We are proposing to:
- Raise the zebra crossing outside 42 Archibald Road to the height of the footpath.
- Install tactile pavers at the crossing which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
- Paint new road markings and install new signage to support the changes. There will be no loss of parking from these changes.
- Remove the kerb build out on the northern side of the road. This will improve safety for cyclists because they will not have to move further into the traffic lane when travelling over the crossing.
Download the proposal drawing for Archibald Road (PDF 252KB)
We would like your feedback so we can work together to deliver safer roads across Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland. We have a vision for the city where no one dies or is seriously injured on our transport network. We want everyone to be safe regardless of how they are travelling. So, we’re working to build a more forgiving transport network that recognises we’re all human and make mistakes. This proposal outside of Kelston Primary School contributes to Auckland’s Vision Zero goal, as it would:
- Slow motorists to a safer speed at the crossing point.
- Raise pedestrians, especially children, crossing the road to be at eye-level of approaching motorists, making them easier to see from a distance.
- Improve visibility between motorists and people waiting to cross the road.
- Make it more comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross the road as the crossing is level with the footpath
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.
Kelston: 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 in Kelston 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).