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Blockhouse Bay roundabout upgrade Blockhouse Bay roundabout upgrade

Whau Local Board and Auckland Transport are proposing to upgrade the Blockhouse Bay roundabout to make it a safer destination to travel through.


Project status: Consultation - closed 11 December 2020.
Project zone: West


Proposal outcome

In December 2020, AT and the Whau Local Board, as part of their Community Safety Fund, proposed to make changes at the Blockhouse Bay Roundabout to create a safer environment for vulnerable road users, including people walking, cycling and on motorbikes and for drivers making turns.  

After reviewing all the feedback submissions, we have decided not to proceed with the proposed works 

Community feedback

Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. We received nearly 600 responses from the community on this proposal. 92% of people who responded either did not support the proposal or wanted it to be changed, with only 8% of people liking the proposal as designed. Because of this community sentiment we have decided not to proceed with the project in its current form. 

Download the community feedback report here.

What happens next

We are working with the Whau Local Board to design a community engagement programme to focus on developing improvements for the Blockhouse Bay Roundabout. The Whau Local Board plan to host community stakeholder and partner workshops in early 2022. Key representatives from local community and business groups, schools, Auckland Transport, major road user groups and other partners will be invited to participate in these Local Board led sessions to share their different viewpoints and to work towards a supported solution.


Project overview

Whau Local Board and Auckland Transport are proposing to make changes to create a safer environment for drivers making turns and for vulnerable road users, including people walking, cycling and on motorbikes.

Auckland Transport wants 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 the Blockhouse Bay roundabout 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, such as minor time saving.

This proposal is supported by the Community Safety Fund, a $20 million programme focused on tackling road safety concerns raised by the community. Auckland Transport is partnering with the Whau Local Board and Ward Councillor to deliver this project, which is part of more than 80 locally funded safety improvement projects across Auckland.

This proposal is also supported by the Auckland regional fuel tax.


Project details

  • New traffic island and kerb designs on the approaches to help traffic to stay within the lane and allow road users to navigate the roundabout safely.
  • Replacement of painted median markings with raised traffic islands.
  • Construction of raised speed tables from existing zebra crossings. The approach from Donovan Street will stay as a mid-block crossing with a centre island.
  • New road markings and signage before entering the roundabout, giving drivers more time to decide which lane to enter.
  • Safer, and slower environment for all road users, including vulnerable road users.

Download the proposal drawing (PDF 2.3MB)

Blockhouse Bay roundabout upgrade - artist's impression
Artist's impression of the Blockhouse Bay roundabout upgrade.

Timeline

20 November – public consultation opens.
11 December – public consultation closes.
Mid-2021 – detailed design completed.


Public consultation

Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your neighbourhood.

Feedback closed on 11 December 2020.

Next steps

  • We will prepare a report on the feedback received and any changes made to the proposal, which we will publish on this page. If you provide your contact details when you give us feedback, we will notify you when the report is available.

For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport