Consultation status: closed 3 October 2016
- Upgrade the existing zebra crossing outside Prospect Primary school to include a raised table, side islands and tactile paving.
- Install high friction surfaces to the road on both sides of the zebra crossing.
- Install side islands outside 86 Rosier Road and 50 Rosier Road.
- Install "School" road marking to the road surface outside 50 Rosier Road and 95 Rosier Road.
Why the changes are needed
Our recent traffic surveys indicate that many drivers exceed the speed limit on Rosier Road, causing an unsafe environment for students and other pedestrians using the existing crossing outside Prospect Primary school.
The raised table and high friction surfaces will help reduce driver speed and make the crossing more visible for drivers. The side islands will shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians and increase visibility between pedestrians and drivers.
"School" markings on the surface of the road will help reduce speeds and make drivers aware that they are entering a school zone.
The proposal received positive feedback, with some minor concerns raised. After reviewing feedback and supporting evidence the proposal will proceed tot he next stage of detailed planning.
Why is on-street parking removal needed?
Removing parking ensures that residents next to the new side islands can get in and out of their driveways safely. The loss of on-street parking on Rosier Road is minimal and there is sufficient space remaining for on-street car parking. Most properties in the area also have off-street parking.
Can additional speed calming measures be installed?
We will consider investigating further speed calming measures for traffic travelling towards Glengarry Road in the future, based on its priority against other projects across Auckland.
Targeting the minority of speeders through enhanced enforcement from the NZ Police is often a better approach to installing more speed calming measures.
Can the crossing be signalised to make it even safer?
We use signalised crossings where there are very high pedestrian and traffic volumes. Rosier Road does not meet these criteria and as such a signalised crossing is not appropriate for the road.
Can warning signs be installed on Pisces Road before the intersection?
The existing warning signs for the speed humps in Pisces Road work well and additional signs for Rosier Road are not necessary because drivers are legally required to stop at the Pisces Road and Rosier Road intersection.
Can the speed limit be reduced in this area?
For a change in speed limit to be considered (from 50km to 40km per hour), drivers must already travel between 40 and 45km per hour. Our speed survey indicates that drivers travel faster than this, and because of this a change to the current 50km per hour limit is not required.
We expect to start this work by March 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.