Auckland Transport

Kirby St and Thornlow St, Glendene - intersection improvements

Consultation status: closed 2 March 2017.

We are proposing to:

  • Install new kerb build-out with relocated pram crossing on the east side of Thornlow Street.
  • Install new footpath surrounds with pram crossing on the west side of Thornlow Street.
  • Relocate existing concrete planting box.
  • Install new road markings including limit line and give-way triangle on Thornlow Street.
  • Install new 'No stopping at all times' restriction (also known as broken yellow lines) on Kirby Street and Thornlow Street.
  • Install new give-way signage.

Why are changes required

The kerb extension is to encourage slower vehicle speeds and to provide a shorter crossing distance for pedestrians. The new broken yellow lines and road markings will improve visibility and accessibility for pedestrians and vehicles. During the design stage the possibility of installing a traffic island on Thornlow Street at the intersection was assessed however, the road is deemed not wide enough and would not provide adequate lane widths.

Download the consultation drawing for Kirby St and Thornlow St (PDF 238KB) 

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Request to extend the No stopping at all times restrictions further down Thornlow Street. Extending the restrictions will result in loss of on-street parking for residents and businesses. After investigation we believe there is adequate visibility and manoeuvring space for reversing vehicles out of the angle parking spaces and therefore no changes will be made to the proposal.
  • Request for speed calming measures be installed in the area. There is adequate inter-visibility between vehicles turning onto Thornlow Street and cars reversing from the parking bay and this is supported by the fact there have been no reported speed related crashes in the vicinity of the intersection in the last 5 years.
    The proposed kerb buildout will tighten the intersection and further slowdown vehicles turning on and off of Kirby Street. Therefore, we currently do not consider speed humps necessary. However, should you notice common trends of speeding vehicles such as the time of day or an individual vehicle, we suggest that you contact the police who may choose to carry out targeted enforcement in the area. We will also add these roads to our Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) list for possible speed calming measures in the future.
  • Request for additional works including parking restrictions for bay parking etc. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback on our website.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2018, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.