Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: RSU2021-050
In November 2021, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety on Titirangi Road, New Lynn. These changes are part of a region-wide programme to improve pedestrian safety.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the works as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We plan to construct the changes by June 2022. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses before any construction takes place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. Most residents and businesses who provided feedback on this proposal supported installing a new zebra crossing at this location.
Community members said that they often see people travelling at speed along this stretch of Titirangi Road and that motorists often fail to stop for people waiting to cross at the existing crossing.
Respondents raised concerns about visibility at the existing zebra crossing. They noted that the raised crossing would ensure slower vehicle speeds near the local shops. This would make it safer for people to reverse out of parking spaces at this location.
Here is a summary of the additional comments we received, and our response to them:
- The changes are not necessary and very few pedestrians cross the road at this location.
Part of AT's commitment to Vision Zero is advocating for transport safety within our communities. We understand that people are vulnerable and make mistakes.
That's why, by building a more forgiving system, we can greatly reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Adding a raised speed table to the existing zebra crossing will lower the speeds of approaching vehicles. This will create a safer place for pedestrians in the area to cross Titirangi Road and get to nearby shops.
Research has shown that raised zebra crossings see 40% fewer crashes than an at-grade crossing. That's why installing raised crossings is necessary and will help support our Vision Zero goal.
We're proposing improvements in your area
As part of a region-wide programme to improve pedestrian safety, we are proposing to upgrade the existing zebra crossing on Titirangi Road with a raised Swedish-style zebra crossing.
We are proposing to:
- Replace the existing zebra crossing at 73 Titirangi Road with a raised, Swedish-style zebra crossing, which is a crossing on top of a wide, flat speed bump. A Swedish speed bump has a gentler exit which gives a smoother ride for vehicles and passengers.
- Extend the footpaths and kerbs to join the edge of the raised table crossing with the footpath.
- Install broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on the western kerb on either side of the crossing, and on the northern kerb to the north-east of the crossing. This will result in the loss of 2 parking spaces.
- Install tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
- Install new signage to reflect these changes.
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes will improve the safety of all road users. The raised pedestrian crossing would provide a safe place for people to cross the street to access the local shops. High driving speeds have been identified as an issue at this location and the proposed raised crossing would improve safety by slowing traffic speeds on the approach to the crossing. The proposed broken yellow lines would improve visibility between drivers and pedestrians. We understand that parking removal can be an inconvenience to residents, so we have minimised the parking loss as much as possible whilst still ensuring adequate visibility is maintained at the crossing.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to 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 by the Auckland regional fuel tax.
New Lynn: 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 Titirangi Road 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).