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Safe Communities Programme - Mt Roskill Safe Communities Programme - Mt Roskill

Auckland Transport has improved pedestrian safety on Frost Road and Carr Road in Mt Roskill. We are committed to improving the safety of all Auckland road users travelling through this community.


Project status: Stage 1 completed. Consultation for Stage 2 closed (Mt Albert Rd/Frost Rd and Mt Albert Rd/Hayr Rd/Dornwell Rd).

Project zone: Central


Mt Roskill – Phase 2 – consultation

We consulted on this second phase of the Mt Roskill safer communities from the 16 August to the 19 September 2021.

Our consultation last year was the fourth time AT asked for feedback on the Mt Roskill Safer Communities project. We have worked alongside community representatives including those from key businesses, local schools, and the Puketapapā Local Board to shape our road safety improvements which better reflects the needs of your community. Our proposal includes signalised pedestrian crossings, new raised tables, and street lighting. The design of the raised tables should not create discomfort for cyclists and bus passengers or significantly affect emergency services.

Following your feedback, we are now proposing improved cycling and pedestrian facilities at the two intersections and we are continuing with making Dornwell Rd and Hayr Rd one way. To see the updated design for Mt Albert Rd/Frost Rd intersection, please see below.

Download the updated design plans for Mt Albert Rd and Frost Rd (PDF 2.22MB)

Download the updated design plans for Hayr Rd and Dornwell Rd (PDF 1.91MB)

Download the updated design plans for the Hayr Rd speed humps (PDF 263MB)


How we're moving forward

After listening to all the feedback, we will proceed with the proposal and make the following main changes.

Mt Albert Rd and Frost Rd:

  • We will install separated cycling facilities on Mt Albert Rd through the intersection.
  • We will install traffic lights and pedestrian-controlled crossings on all three legs of the intersection.
  • We will install new sections of footpath at crossings and connecting to the nearby bus stops, including tactile pavers to help guide people with low vision to the correct place to cross the road.
  • We will paint new road markings to support changes at the intersection.
  • We will relocate the bus stop from #496 to #500 Mt Albert Rd.
  • We will relocate the bus stop from #471 to #473 Mt Albert Rd.
  • We will remove the existing crossing point traffic islands at #473.
  • We will remove six (five on Mount Albert Rd and one on Frost Rd) on-street carparking spaces to help with intersection visibility.
  • Street lighting at this intersection will also be upgraded as part of this project.

Mt Albert Rd, Hayr Rd and Dornwell Rd:

  • We will install separated cycling facilities on Mt Albert Rd through the intersection.
  • We will install traffic lights and pedestrian-controlled crossings on all four legs of the intersection.
  • We will reshape the kerbs at the entrance to Hayr Rd and Dornwell Rd to create “entrance only” access for vehicles. There will be no vehicle access from Hayr Rd and Dornwell Rd into Mt Albert Rd.
  • We will reshape the driveway entrances into the Three Kings Plaza to align within the new traffic lights (as such people know that this will be signalised) and make space for a new bus stop.
  • We will install new sections of grass verge and footpath, including tactile pavers at the crossings and connect to the nearby bus stops, crossings, and Three Kings Plaza.
  • We will paint new road markings to support the changes at the intersection.
  • We will paint new advance stop boxes where cyclists can safely wait at the front of the traffic queue for the lights to change.
  • We will relocate the bus stop and shelter from #522 to in front of the Three Kings Plaza entrance. This will return two car parking spaces outside #522.
  • We will install a new bus stop and shelter outside #499. This will remove three on street carparking spaces.
  • We will remove the existing crossing point and traffic islands at #501.
  • We will remove two on street carparking spaces on Dornwell Road to ensure vehicles can turn around at the top of Dornwell Road.

  • We will install a new bus stop and shelter outside #499. This will remove three on street carparking spaces.
  • Streetlights will be upgraded at this intersection as part of this project.

Between Hayr Rd, Dornwell Rd and Mt Eden Rd:

  • We will upgrade the existing crossing at #511 to a zebra crossing on a raised table level with the footpath, including side and centre islands and a gentle exit slope that is easy on buses.
  • We will install new signs and paint new road markings to support the new crossing.
  • We will relocate the bus stop and shelter from #515 to #533, so it is closer to the intersection. This will return three car parking spaces on the south side of the street.

Two new speed humps may be installed on Hayr Rd (subject to funding as requested in the public consultation). 30 minutes time restricted parking spaces outside shop #501 Mt Albert Road are also being considered.

Once again, thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge.

What your neighbourhood told us

We consulted from 16 August – 19 September 2021. Out of a total of 330 responses, 59% submissions of people stated their support for the proposal with many suggesting further changes to cycling facilities in our design. Only 40% of submitters did not support any new measures. A high number of the submitters that did not support the project was largely due to concerns about a lack of separated cycling facilities at the two intersections. For a full summary of all the feedback received and AT responses please refer to the public feedback report.

Download the Phase 2 Feedback Report (PDF 426KB)

What happens next

This communication informs you about our consultation outcome and our next communication will inform you about construction. This is due to begin in this first quarter of 2022 but will be dependent on Covid-19 restrictions.

Mt Roskill - Phase 1

Auckland Transport has completed its construction on Mount Roskill’s Safer Communities programme in October 2020. The aim of the project was to encourage more people to get out on foot and cycle. The area is near several schools, light industrial businesses and residences.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Councillor Christine Fletcher lead the way on the new raised crossing on Frost Road.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Councillor Christine Fletcher lead the way on the new raised crossing on Frost Road.

Consultation

AT consulted several times on this project starting in 2017. The final design was changed following community feedback before being implemented. AT worked closely with the community and the local board.

Benefits

Eighty per cent of all road deaths and serious injuries occur on 50km/h local urban roads. Nearly half of those deaths and injuries involve vulnerable road users – children, the elderly, people walking and people on bikes or motorcycles. We are committed to making the roads safer for vulnerable users and these changes will help improve safety for the many pedestrians including school children walking these routes.

Timeline
  • Consultation: 2017 and 2018
  • Construction: March-October 2020
Project details

To make the community in this area safer we:

  • Put in new speed tables to slow traffic. A raised speed table is like a speed bump, but it has a long flat top surface and is the same height as the curbs nearby.
  • Improved signage road markings and lighting
  • Improved pedestrian islands to shorten pedestrian crossing distances at intersections.

Tiakitanga: 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 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). Find out more about Vision Zero.

For more information on this project see our Safer Communities page or Contact Auckland Transport