Proposal status: closed 15 October 2018, updated 7 November 2018
Reference number: RSU1819-072
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to upgrade the existing refuge island outside 477 Te Atatu Road, in Te Atatu to a signalised mid-block crossing able to accommodate both people crossing on foot and on bike. This would also involve:
- relocation of an electronic speed reading sign (speed feedback sign).
- removal of the existing refuge islands.
- minor changes to lighting, footpaths, signage, and road markings.
Why the changes are needed
The recent fatality of a person cycling along Te Atatu Road has highlighted the need for more regular and safer crossing points on this stretch of road.
The proposed changes aim to provide a formal and clear crossing facility where the demand is highest in order to establish a safer road environment for people travelling on foot and on bikes and to raise driver awareness. We expect that this would provide an improved level of service for all road users and will better protect them from possible harm and serious injury.
This project is just one of a number of improvements currently being investigated along Te Atatu Road ultimately aimed at creating a safer road network for all road users.
Proposal outcome - update 7 November 2018
Due to the volume of feedback received, the outcome of consultation for this proposal will be slightly delayed. We expect that a final decision will be made soon, at which time we will provide updates in addition to the engineer’s responses to individual concerns and requests.