Vanguard Road, Kelston - Safety improvements Vanguard Road, Kelston - Safety improvements

Proposal status: Feedback closed 29 April 2019. Last updated 11 September 2019.

Reference number: MIP1819-050

We've proposed changes in your area

We proposed to improve road safety on Vanguard Road in Kelston by introducing new traffic calming and pedestrian improvements. This would involve construction of a raised table zebra crossing near Kelston Intermediate School and a speed table at the mouth of Vanguard Road off St Leonards Road.

Download the proposal drawing for Vanguard Road (PDF 1.39MB).

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to slow vehicles down, raise driver awareness, and improve pedestrian safety and connectivity where school children frequently cross.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the new pedestrian facilities in this street.

  • Concerns the proposal won’t help with the heavy traffic in this street. Suggestion that there are too many schools, new residential developments and other events. The proposed changes are required as part of safety improvements especially as there are several schools in the vicinity.
  • Request to include indented parking for further safety. Providing indented parking on Vanguard Road is not currently feasible.
  • Request for the raised table along St Leonards Road to also be a zebra crossing to further emphasise safety and priority of pedestrians over vehicles. There is not a large demand for pedestrians crossing at the St Leonards Road and Vanguard Road intersection hence a zebra crossing was not installed. The main purpose of this raised table is to slow down vehicles entering Vanguard Road as there has been previous crashes at the intersection related to this.

Next steps

We are committed to improving road safety and are currently working on a number of road safety improvements in all of Auckland. We have scheduled the construction works on Vanguard Road to take place before July 2020.

We will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.