Proposal status: Feedback is now closed.
Reference number: 20100376
In May 2022, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety in Green Bay by installing a raised zebra crossing along La Rosa Street. These changes are in response to the need to ensure the safety of school children crossing the road, especially during busy hours. 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 supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed in the first half of Auckland Transport’s next financial year, starting July 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. We received a small amount of feedback but mostly with interesting and passionate concerns about the proposal. We heard the community’s concern about pedestrian safety, primarily of school children crossing the road. A summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them, is below.
Congestion in Cajero Place
- Request to remove parking from one side of the road as it becomes congested during peak school times.
Removing parking from La Rosa Street would lead to higher speeds, as the road would look open and drivers might think it is safe to speed up. There are already parking restrictions in place for visibility.
- Concern that the proposal will worsen the congestion during school peak hours.
The aim of this proposal is to create a safe crossing location for pedestrians, especially school children. Raised crossings are not believed to significantly increase congestion. Raised crossings generally have a positive effect on the road network by reducing rat running routes and providing active mode options. It is believed the safety benefits at this location will outweigh any adverse impacts on the wider network.
- Suggestion to relocate the proposal to Cajero Place where it is busier, and more kids cross the road.
The area will be continuously monitored after the installation of this crossing and if additional crossings are warranted on La Rosa Street, we will support to investigate this further.
- Concern that removing parking spaces will be an issue for parents picking up kids from the kindergarten.
We are aware that this road is busy and is especially accessed to pick up and drop off school children. We do understand that removing parking can be inconvenient for pick up and drop off times, which is why parking will only be removed where necessary for visibility and safety of all road users around the crossing. While some parking removal is necessary for safety, there are nearby on-street parking and adequate pedestrian facilities in this area, so it is hoped the proposal will have minimal impact on pick up and drop off times. The proposed location was found to be the best location along La Rosa Street.
Location of proposal
- Concern that the proposal will create a problem for bus services as the crossing will get in the way of the stop outside 5 La Rosa.
This proposal is not expected to impede bus service operations as there are adequate on-street parking for pick-up and drop-off of commuters.
- Concern that the area of proposal is not as busy compared to an area where an accident is just waiting to happen as there are two schools and a kindergarten nearby.
This location was found to be most ideal for pedestrian access to the nearby kindergarten and the park. When the crossing is installed, it will encourage more people to cross here, as it will be safer especially for children.
We're proposing improvements in your area
We are proposing to improve pedestrian safety in Green Bay by installing a raised zebra crossing along La Rosa Street.
We are proposing to:
- Install a new raised zebra crossing in front of 8 La Rosa Street. The crossing will be raised on a speed bump with a flat section in the middle, which meets the current safety standards.
- Install tactile pavers at the approach of the crossing. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving marker that help the visually impaired find their way to the crossings.
- Install belisha beacons or orange-coloured discs to provide additional visibility especially at night.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) from outside 7 La Rosa Street to the side of property 117 Godley Road, and in between properties 8 and 6 La Rosa Street. This is to improve visibility between drivers and pedestrians near the crossing. 15 parking spaces will be removed as a result.
- Install signage to inform pedestrians and drivers of the new raised crossing.
- Remove the existing speed hump outside 6 La Rosa Street.
This proposal responds to the need to ensure the safety of school children crossing the road especially during busy hours. The raised zebra crossing would guide drivers to slow down when approaching the crossing, while giving pedestrians priority when crossing the road.
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.
Green Bay: 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 La Rosa Street 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).