Henderson Valley Road, Henderson – Pedestrian improvements Henderson Valley Road, Henderson – Pedestrian improvements

Proposal status: Updated 13 July 2021

Reference number: RSU1920-148

Proposal update 

We advised you in July 2021 that these works were scheduled to be constructed in the 2021/2022 financial year. Due to the significant amount of services underneath Henderson Valley Road, standard catchpits were unable to be installed, and we had to investigate alternative options to ensure sufficient drainage systems were in place in case of storm events. This investigation delayed the scheduled construction timeframe. 

Next steps 

This project now has a construction target to be completed before June 2022. Our contractors will send notices to residents or businesses affected by works 48 hours before construction starts. 

Proposal outcome

In June 2020, we proposed to upgrade the existing zebra crossing at 151 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson with a new Swedish style raised table crossing. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the following minor changes: 

  • The bus stop and shelter will remain in their current location outside of no. 149 Henderson-Valley Road. 

These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.

Download the updated drawing (PDF 1.19MB)

What happens next

We anticipate the changes will be constructed in the 2021/2022 financial year. We will be in touch with local residents and business 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. 

  • Concern that the design of this crossing will damage the undercarriage of vehicles, even if people drive slowly.  
    The proposed raised zebra crossing design is an approved design consistent with other similar crossings, which will not impact the bottom of the standard vehicles with no modifications. 
  • Concerns that the relocation of the bus stop will obstruct potential driveway access to property 147. Concerns that the proposed relocation of the bus shelter will limit visibility and access for pedestrians attending the medical centre.  
    Thank you for your feedback. The bus stop and shelter will now remain in their current location outside of no. 149 Henderson Valley Road. 

Proposal update

Our proposal received a range of feedback that highlighted how important journeys along Henderson Valley Road are to the local community.

The process of reviewing the feedback has taken longer than anticipated. We aim to publish an overview and outcome of this proposal on this webpage in the next couple of months.

We thank everyone for sending us feedback and apologise for this delay. We will be back in contact as soon as possible.

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to install a new Swedish style raised table on 151 Henderson Valley Road. Swedish speed tables are a raised table with only one sharp ramp and a more gentle exit which gives a smoother ride for vehicles and passengers. Our studies show that there has been a significant increase in the number of pedestrians seriously injured between 2012 and 2017. Our proposal aims to improve road safety for people walking in the area by slowing approaching traffic and prioritising pedestrians.

We are proposing to:

  • install a new Swedish style raised table to make it more comfortable for larger vehicles and passengers such as buses and people using public transport
  • install new Broken Yellow Lines (no stopping at all times) on both sides of Henderson Road in order to improve visibility for drivers
  • 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
  • reposition the existing bus stop in order to install the Broken Yellow Lines
  • install a new pedestrian island to make it safer to cross a road by breaking up the journey
  • install new streetlights to provide good visibility.

Download the proposal drawing for Henderson Valley Road (PDF 1.4MB) 

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 Henderson Valley 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).