Bruce McLaren Road, Henderson – Pedestrian improvements Bruce McLaren Road, Henderson – Pedestrian improvements

Proposal status: Feedback closed 1 July 2020, last updated 19 February 2021

Reference number: RSU1920-147

Proposal update 

In June 2020, we invited community feedback on our proposal to improve pedestrian safety in Bruce McLaren Road. This project is going ahead, but we are writing to let you know about an update to the construction timeframe and minor changes to the design. 

Changes to the design 

During the detailed design stage of the project process, we have identified the need to make minor changes to the bus stop at 57 Bruce McLaren Road in order to allow buses to manoeuvre safely. This will include:  

  • painting broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) extending 9m from the northern edge of the bus stop marking, to allow for buses to safely pull out the bus stop. No legal parking spaces will be removed as a result of this design change.  
  • relocating the bus stop at 57 Bruce McLaren Road south by approximately 3 metres. This will allow the one existing parking space outside of no. 57 Bruce McLaren Road to be retained.

Download updated project drawing

Changes to the construction timeframe

We advised you in March 2021 that these works were scheduled to be constructed by June 2022. We are currently in the detailed design phase of the project process and have updated our construction timeline. 

What happens next

This project has a construction target of January 2022.  
We will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place. 

Proposal outcome

In June 2020, we proposed changes to improve road safety for pedestrians. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.

What happens next

We anticipate the changes will be constructed in the next financial year. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.

Community feedback

Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.

  • Request to reduce the kerb buildout on the western side to ensure safe lane widths are retained through the crossing. The berm and footpath on the western side are significantly higher than the roadway level. The buildout on the western side is needed to ease the slope between the footpath and the raised table to achieve a suitable slope for use of the crossing by the mobility impaired. The lane widths proposed are considered appropriate for the speeds, volumes, and types of traffic that will be present on the road.

We proposed improvements in your area

We proposed to upgrade the existing crossing to a Swedish style raised table on 67 Bruce McLaren Road. Swedish speed tables are a raised tables with only one sharp ramp and a more gentle exit which gives a smoother ride for vehicles and passengers. This proposal responds to a recent investigation regarding pedestrian safety. The proposed changes aim to encourage slower speeds and make it safer for people to cross the road, particularly vulnerable school children.

We are proposing to:

  • install a Swedish style raised table crossing to help slow traffic, providing a safer place for children to cross the road
  • install tactile pavers which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road
  • install a pedestrian island to make it safer to cross a road by breaking up the journey
  • install road markings, signage and streetlights to make sure the crossings can be clearly seen by approaching drivers.

Download the proposal drawing for Bruce McLaren Road (PDF 1.6MB)

Henderson: 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 Bruce McLaren 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).