Auckland Transport

Lynwood Road, New Lynn - Pedestrian Refuge

Consultation status: closed 24 March 2017

We have proposed the following changes:

  • Upgrade the pram crossings and install new tactile pavers.
  • Install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) and removing up to 6 parking spaces.
  • Install new road markings including a flush median and realign the give way control line.
  • Install new traffic islands and tactiles to centre of road.

Why the changes are needed

These changes are necessary to reduce speeds and provide a safe crossing point for pedestrians at this intersection.

Download the consultation drawing for Lynwood Road (PDF 460KB) 

Feedback

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.

The proposal received overall positive feedback though some concerns were raised. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, we will proceed with the proposal without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

1. Will the changes cause congestion on Lynwood Road?

The current layout of the intersection only has one designated lane for vehicles turning out of Lynwood Road. The installation of a pedestrian refuge island would not cause any additional delays for vehicles leaving Lynwood Road.

2. Concern the proposed crossing will be too close to the intersection.

The proposed pedestrian refuge island is located within the desired line of pedestrians walking along Great North Road. Moving the refuge island further down Lynwood Road will result in pedestrians having to walk further to cross the road. This is likely to result in pedestrians crossing the road at the intersection, without safety of the pedestrian refuge island.

Next steps

We expect to do this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding.

Contractors will issue notices to all affected residents 48 hours before the start of construction.