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Safety first in Castor Bay Safety first in Castor Bay

  • Footpath upgrades completed in Castor Bay
  • Residents’ concerns about Beach Road pedestrian crossing under investigation

Seaview, Heathcote, Corunna, East Coast and Katui are among the roads in Castor Bay where broken footpaths have been replaced in a summertime safety blitz.

Auckland Transport (AT) worked closely with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and the Castor Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association (CBRRA) on identifying the problem areas and programming the necessary repairs.

AT Head of Community Engagement (North), Paul Thompson, said local board members and ward councillors played a key role in providing useful information and facilitating constructive engagement with the local residents’ group.

The dry summer season has provided ideal conditions to carry out the repairs on 2.3 kms of footpaths in Castor Bay.

       AT has listened to residents’ concerns about the safety of a Beach Road pedestrian crossing, near Castor Bay Road.

AT conducts regular safety audits and invests $1.5million annually in footpath maintenance. There are 8.3 kms scheduled to be repaired or replaced in the current financial year.

In a related safety initiative in the seaside suburb, AT has listened to residents’ concerns about the safety of a Beach Road pedestrian crossing, near Castor Bay Road.

CBRRA has advocated for a raised pedestrian crossing and this is one of two options under investigation by AT to slow the speed of traffic along the busy coastal route.

The alternative is to build raised platforms on either side of the crossing. Scheme designs for both options are currently being investigated and designed. Upon completion of concepts, AT will review both and determine which is the more feasible option.

Both options will be costed with the more feasible option being taken forward for construction funding that will be considered as part of the annual budgeting cycle in due course.

Contact: Paul Thompson, Auckland Transport, North Hub - Stakeholder, Communities and Communication at paul.thompson@at.govt.nz


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