In partnership with the Albert-Eden Local Board, we are proceeding with our plan to install speed calming measures in Mount Albert South to improve safety and accessibility for all road users. This project is funded by the Local Board Transport Capital Fund.
Project status: Feedback closed. Construction starts in June 2022.
Project zone: Central
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This initiative comes after a previous consultation by the Albert-Eden Local Board in 2019, which asked residents about the speeds of vehicles in the neighbourhood and if the roads were being used as a shortcut.
Following a request from the Albert-Eden Local Board to address the issues raised in the initial consultation, we invited community feedback on the board's proposal to install speed calming measures in 2020. The local board see these changes as important and are funding the proposed improvements.
This project is going ahead in 2022 after being on hold due to limited funding caused by the response to COVID-19.
80% of all road deaths and serious injuries occur on 50 km/h local urban roads. Nearly half of those deaths and injuries involve vulnerable road users, such as children, the elderly, people walking and people on bikes or motorcycles.
We are committed to making the roads safer for all road users. These changes will help improve safety for people walking and cycling, including school children.
Safety improvement programmes, like this one in Mount Albert South, 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).
The improvements include:
- 5 new speed humps and side islands along Lloyd Avenue, between New North Road and Albert Avenue
- 2 new speed humps and side islands along Kitenui Avenue, between Mount Albert Road and Alexis Avenue
- 5 new speed humps and side islands along Alexis Avenue, between New North Road and Alberton Avenue
- Installing red surfacing on Allendale Road, Ranleigh Road, Kitenui Avenue and Alberton Avenue at their intersections with Mount Albert Road
- Installing red surfacing on Lloyd Avenue, Alexis Avenue, Bennett Street, Kitenui Avenue and Alberton Avenue, at their intersections with New North Road
- Installing red surfacing on Taylors Road at its intersection with St Lukes Road
- Upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing outside Mount Albert Grammar School to a new speed table with raised pedestrian crossing. This work will include building the kerb out as well, to make a wider footpath.
- The area will become safer for all road users as traffic will be travelling slower.
- People on bikes are likely to become more confident to ride in the area, reducing the use of single occupancy vehicles.
- People who have been using the roads as a 'rat-run' will be discouraged from doing so, as it will be more efficient to use the main arterial roads which are designed to carry a large volume of traffic.
- The journey to and from school for thousands of children throughout the week will become much safer, as vehicles on these roads will be travelling at a slower speed.
The project is funded by the Albert-Eden Local Board.
This targeted consultation aimed to find out if there were any land development proposals or issues, or safety issues that would affect these improvements.
We specifically sought feedback on:
- Any land development proposals or issues that may affect the proposed safety upgrades
- Any site-specific safety issues with the safety upgrades.
We consulted from 8 to 29 June 2020 and received 176 responses. 38% of the responses supported of the proposal. 54% of the responses were somewhat supportive or neutral, and 8% of responses were against the proposal.