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Margate Road, Blockhouse Bay - Speed tables Margate Road, Blockhouse Bay - Speed tables

Consultation status: closed 9 November 2017

Proposal reference: RTV-088

Auckland Transport has carried out an assessment of Margate Road and has deemed it a high-risk area under the local area traffic management program.

We propose installing speed tables to slow down traffic and improve road user and pedestrian safety.

Get details of the changes in the consultation plan (PDF 2.46MB, 10 pages)


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

  • There are too many speed tables, 4 would be preferable. (speed table 2 and 6 could be taken out). Spacing between speed tables should be maintained according to standards to keep the vehicles speed low. Due to existing driveways along Margate Road, there is very limited locations for installing speed tables.
  • Speed tables are unnecessary and there is no current issue on the road. We have undertaken an assessment of this area. Looking at speed counts and crash history along Margate Road, it shows a significant safety concern that requires speed calming treatment.
  • Could you install BYLs between speed table 5 and 6. On-street parking is a valuable and shared community resource. Therefore its removal is only carried out where a significant safety or accessibility issue has been identified. On Margate St, there are no accessibility issues.
  • Signage to warn of speed table 6 for turning traffic. All speed tables have sufficient sight distance. This means speed table no.6 is visible from safe distance for turning vehicles.
  • Need better centre line markings to keep traffic in lanes, especially at the bends in the road. During physical work, centre line will be repainted to highlight the traffic lanes.
  • Speed table 4 would be better if it was moved to the west of 33 Margate Roads driveway. In order to have effective speed tables and keep the traffic speed low, consistent space between speed tables is required.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.