Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: MIP902341
In July 2022, we proposed to improve pedestrian safety on Veronica Street in New Lynn by installing a new raised zebra crossing that will allow vulnerable road users to safely cross the road and access local amenities.
After carefully considering community feedback, we are not proceeding with the current proposal.
What happens next
We have received a range of views from the community about the proposal, with most of them supportive but requested for minor changes, particularly about the bus stop and crossing locations. We will redesign the proposal in the next six months to make sure we have everything covered. After this, we will go back to the community and re-consult them for the new design. Our response to a suggestion we received is below:
- Request for another pedestrian crossing at the New Lynn to Avondale shared pathway (1 Veronica Street)
A pedestrian refuge was installed at the location as part of the New Lynn to Avondale shared path project. However, after receiving several requests, a proposal to upgrade the refuge to a formal crossing is currently under investigation.
We're proposing improvements in your area
We are proposing to improve pedestrian safety on Veronica Street in New Lynn by installing a new raised zebra crossing that will allow vulnerable road users to safely cross the road and access local amenities.
We are proposing to:
- Install a new raised zebra crossing in front of 25 Veronica Street. The new pedestrian crossing will be raised to a platform level with the footpath.
- Install tactile pavers at the approach to the crossing. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually impaired people find their way to the crossings.
- Move the existing bus shelter outside 25 Veronica Street to outside 29 Veronica Street, where a single tree will be removed. This change needs to be done to accommodate the new crossing that would make sure pedestrians can safely access nearby shops.
- Paint a new flush median or a series of white diagonal lines to separate vehicles and provide a safe place for vehicles that are turning
- Paint broken yellow lines to indicate the relocated bus stop
- Install advance warning signage to inform drivers about the crossing
- Reduce the width of the driveway accessing 29 Veronica Street. This will need to be slightly reduced to accommodate the relocation of the bus stop and shelter. Vehicles will need to take turns or give way when entering or exiting the driveway.
We are proposing these changes to address the lack of dedicated and safe pedestrian crossing facilities along Veronica Street. This proposal focuses on making sure pedestrians access their local amenities safely, given the road-related accidents recorded in this area. One of these accidents involved a pedestrian crossing the road.
The raised crossing would slow drivers to a safer speed and make people crossing the road more visible. It will be level to the footpath, so it is comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross.
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 with funding from 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 Veronica Street 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).