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Glen Eden town centre pedestrian safety improvements Glen Eden town centre pedestrian safety improvements

Auckland Transport (AT) is proposing pedestrian safety improvements around Glen Eden town centre, including new and upgraded pedestrian crossing facilities and a speed limit reduction.

Public feedback is closed 9 September 2018.


Project status: Consultation 
Project zone: West


Project overview

The proposed pedestrian safety improvements will improve pedestrian safety and accessibility between the town centre and the train station, and reduce the distance pedestrians need to cross the road, making Glen Eden Town Centre a safer and more attractive place to work, shop and spend time.

We’re proposing to upgrade five existing pedestrian crossings at various points along West Coast Road; Glendale Road, Glenview Road, Captain Scott Road, Bowers Road, and outside 110 West Coast Road. We’re also proposing to install a new speed table between Captain Scott Road and Bowers Road, upgrade the Captain Scott, Wilson Road, and Oates Road roundabout, and reduce traffic speeds through Glen Eden Town Centre.

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Benefits

  • Improved pedestrian safety.
  • Easier accessibility between the town centre and the train station.
  • Glen Eden Town becomes a safer and more attractive place to work, shop and spend time.

Timeline

  • 6 August - 9 September 2018 - Consultation period.
  • Late 2018 - Feedback report available.
  • March - September 2019 - Construction.


Project details

Glen Eden is a growing area. With more housing and businesses being built in the town centre, it’s important we create a safe road environment for the growing population, including children and young people.

Between 2014 and 2017, road deaths and serious injuries in Auckland have increased substantially.

This project is part of our commitment to Vision Zero, which is to create a road network free of death and serious injury. We’re creating a safe road system by ensuring a consistent level of safety standards are applied across the whole AT network, with areas like Glen Eden being prioritised.
These pedestrian safety improvements will reduce traffic speeds and create safer pedestrian facilities to make Glen Eden Town Centre safer and more attractive.

Download the full plans for Glen Eden town centre pedestrian safety improvements (PDF 7.6MB)


Construction

West Coast Road/Glendale Road Intersection

We’re proposing to upgrade the existing signalised intersection with a raised table to reduce traffic speeds and to improve safety for pedestrians at this location.

We’re also proposing to upgrade the footpaths and lighting near the crossing, and install a new grass berm and landscaping.

Glendale Road

Image: Proposed upgrades to the West Coast Road/Glendale Road intersection, looking west (indicative design only).

West Coast Road/Glenview Road Intersection

We’re proposing to improve safety for pedestrians at this location by introducing an additional crossing facility on the western leg of this intersection and the removal of the existing left turn slip lane.

We’re also proposing to upgrade the existing signalised intersection with a raised table to reduce traffic speeds, along with minor footpath improvement works, lighting upgrade, new grass berm and minor landscaping.

Glenview Rd Intersection

Image: Proposed upgrades to the West Coast Road/Glenview Road Intersection, looking west (indicative design only).

West Coast Road near Captain Scott Road

We’re proposing to new signalised pedestrian crossing on West Coast Road, near the West Coast Road/Captain Scott Road intersection, to improve accessibility and safety for those using the Glen Eden Train Station.

We’re also proposing to undertake some minor footpath improvement works, lighting upgrade, new grass berm and minor landscaping.

Captain Scott Rd Intersection EB

Image: Proposed upgrades on West Coast Road, near the West Coast Road/Captain Scott Road intersection, looking east (indicative design only).

Captain Scott Road (between West Coast road and Glenmall Place)

We’re proposing to install a new zebra crossing with kerb build-outs at the Captain Scott Road/West Coast Road intersection. This upgrade will convert Captain Scott Road into a one-way road between West Coast Road and Glenmall Place, removing the right turn movement into, and the left turn movement out of Captain Scott Road.

This will slow traffic speeds, reduce the risk of collisions, and improve traffic flow on West Coast Road, as turning vehicles will no longer block traffic. Pedestrians will have a safer route across Captain Scott Road, as crossing distances will be reduced and traffic will be travelling in one direction only.

Captain Scott Rd Intersection WB

Image: Proposed upgrades to the West Coast Road/Captain Scott Road intersection looking west (indicative design only).

Captain Scott Road (near Glenmall Place)

We’re proposing to convert the four existing parallel parks on the western side of Captain Scott Road into nine angled parks, which are safer, as they will take people getting out of their cars further away from traffic.

We’ll also install a new zebra crossing with a raised speed table on Captain Scott Road near Glenmall Place, improving access to Glenmall and creating a safer, slower speed environment.

Captain Scott Road Treatment

Image: Proposed improvements on Captain Scott Road, looking north, near Glenmall Place (indicative design only).

West Coast Road/Bowers Road Intersection

We’re proposing to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrian at this location by introducing an additional crossing facility on the western leg of this intersection. We’re also proposing to upgrade the existing signalised intersection with a raised table to reduce traffic speeds. We’re also proposing to undertake some minor footpath improvement works, lighting upgrade, new grass berm and minor landscaping.

Bowers Road

Image: Proposed upgrades to the West Coast Road/Bowers Road Intersection looking west (indicative design only).

110 West Coast Road

We’re proposing to upgrade the existing signalised midblock crossing facility outside 110 West Coast Road onto a raised table. The raised platform will reduce traffic speed and clearly define the pedestrian crossing area to improve accessibility to nearby shops. Street lighting upgrade will be undertaken.

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Image: Proposed upgrades outside 110 West Coast Road looking west (indicative design only).

West Coast Road between Bowers Road and Captain Scott Road

We’re proposing to install a new raised speed table on West Coast Road, between Bowers Road and Captain Scott Road, upgrade the footpath and lighting nearby, and install a new grass berm and landscaping.

We’re also proposing to remove the existing on-street parking on the southern side of West Coast Road, between Bowers Road and Captain Scott Road. The road and parking spaces here are narrow, meaning vehicles tend to park over the footpath, or park with their wing mirrors protruding, which is unsafe for cyclists.

Speed table outside Fresh Choice

Image: Proposed upgrades at West Coast Road between Bowers Road and Captain Scott Road, looking east (indicative design only).

Glen Eden Town Centre Speed Reduction

We’re proposing to reduce the speed limit through Glen Eden Town Centre from 50km/h, to 30km/h, through the installation of signage and road markings on West Coast Road, either side of the town centre.

A speed limit reduction helps alert people that they have arrived in the town centre, and increases safety for all road users, especially pedestrians

Speed Threshold 30 kph

Image: Proposed speed limit reduction signage and road marking on West Coast Road (indicative design only).

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Captain Scott/Wilson Road/Oates Road roundabout

We’re proposing to upgrade the existing Captain Scott/Wilson Road/Oates Road roundabout to a standard 100mm high roundabout with a mountable collar, which will allow buses through.

On Oates Road we’re proposing to:

  • Upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing to include a new pedestrian island and kerb extensions.
  • Widen and repave the footpath.
  • Improve lighting.
  • Install a new speed cushion on approach to the pedestrian crossing.

On Captain Scott Road (north) we’re proposing to:

  • Install a new zebra crossing with a pedestrian island, kerb extensions and speed table.
  • Install new road markings.

On Captain Scott Road (south) we’re proposing to:

  • Install a new zebra crossing with a pedestrian island, and kerb extensions.
  • Widen and repave the footpath.
  • Improve lighting.
  • Install new road markings.
  • Install a new speed cushion on approach to the pedestrian crossing.

On Wilson Road we’re proposing to:

  • Install a new raised zebra crossing with a pedestrian island and kerb extensions.
  • Widen and repave the footpath.
  • Improve lighting.
  • Install new road markings.
  • Install a new speed cushion on approach to the pedestrian crossing.

On the corner of Captain Scott Road (north) and Wilson Road we’re proposing to:

  • Reduce the height of the wall outside La Rosa restaurant, to improve visibility for pedestrians on Wilson Road and left-turning vehicles coming from Captain Scott Road.
  • Relocate the trees outside La Rosa to elsewhere nearby the roundabout.

Roundabout

Image: Proposed upgrades to the Captain Scott/Wilson Road/Oates Road roundabout, looking east (indicative design only).


Public engagement


We wanted your feedback to help us improve the design process for these upgrades, before we progress to the detailed design phase of the project.

Public feedback closed 9th September 2018.

Next steps 

We will:

  • Consider all feedback and use it to help refine and improve the designs for each section
  • Prepare a report on the feedback received and post it on this page. This will include any changes made to the proposal following the feedback period, next steps and key dates. 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