Proposal status: Feedback closed 16 December 2022
Reference number: 20100548
In December 2022, the Whau Local Board proposed to improve pedestrian safety by installing a raised zebra crossing outside 114 Hepburn Road in Glendene. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
This proposal is funded and supported by the Local Board Transport Capital Fund.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed from April 2023. However, if there is any change to the programme, the webpage will be updated accordingly.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. This proposal received a very small amount of feedback.
Our response to a suggestion we received:
- Suggestion to keep the existing traffic island and the signs attached to it as it provides safety for pedestrians and guides motorists to stay on the correct side of the road.
Keeping the existing traffic island in place could encourage pedestrians to not use the new and safer crossing. Additionally, signage on the existing traffic island would reduce the visibility of pedestrians to drivers as they travel up the hill towards the new crossing.
We’re proposing improvements in your area
The Whau Local Board is proposing to improve pedestrian safety by installing a raised zebra crossing outside 114 Hepburn Road in Glendene.
We are proposing to
- Install a new raised zebra crossing with a traffic island outside 114 Hepburn Road and remove the existing pedestrian island outside 118 Hepburn Road. We had a lot of feedback about the steepness of ramps, for that reason, we’ve made some changes to make sure the approach ramps at all our crossings are gentle.
- Install tactile pavers which are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely across the road.
- Reinstate the footpath outside 115 and 118 Hepburn Road where the previous pram crossings were located.
- Paint broken yellow lines outside 110 Hepburn Road and at the bend of Hepburn Road leading to into Harmel Road. This will remove 5 parking spaces to allow clear visibility for pedestrians and motorists approaching the crossing.
- Relocate the bus stop outside 114 Hepburn Road to outside 116 Hepburn Road to accommodate safe distances with the new crossing.
- Install necessary signage and road markings so approaching motorists are aware of the
These changes were proposed in response to requests received from some members of the community for speed calming measures and an upgraded crossing facility for pedestrians. The new raised zebra crossing is expected to respond to both requests by:
- Allowing improved accessibility for pedestrians especially children, people with prams and wheelchairs and visually impaired people when crossing the road.
- Encouraging drivers to take extra care and slow down when approaching the crossing.
- Improving visibility between motorists and people waiting to cross the road.
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.
We are working together with local boards and ward councillors to tackle local road safety concerns.
This project is supported by the Local Board Transport Capital Fund Programme. The programme uses funding within our annual budget to deliver on Local Board initiatives for local areas and communities.
Glendene: Safe with us
This proposal supports Tamaki Makaurau’s commitment to Vision Zero, an ambitious transport safety vision, with the goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050.
This approach acknowledges that as people we all make mistakes, however, a mistake
should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads. It’s also an approach
that values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles. It is about caring for more
vulnerable road users like people walking or cycling, children and the elderly. Vision Zero is the international benchmark for transport safety.