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Region-wide zebra crossing improvements – 2020 Region-wide zebra crossing improvements – 2020

The Mass Action Pedestrian Improvement (MAPI) programme is a safe system response to address crashes involving vulnerable road users.


Project status: Consultation - closed 19 December 2019, last updated 21 February 2020
Project zone: Region-wide


Project overview

MAPI projects use raised crossings to slow the speed of vehicles at zebra crossings to reduce the likelihood of crashes occurring and reduce the speeds to a survivable speed should crashes occur.
Sites are selected for the programme based on risk including both their crash history and number of people using the crossing.

Find out what is happening in your area below

Central Auckland

135 St Johns Road, Meadowbank 

Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 December 2019

Reference number: RSU1920-034

We’ve proposed changes in your area

In December 2019, we proposed a raised zebra crossing at 135 St Johns Road in Meadowbank. This proposal is part of an Auckland-wide programme to improve existing zebra crossings at high-risk locations. Our proposal involves building a raised zebra crossing and narrowing the road width at Ipswich Place. The proposal aims to improve safety, accessibility and reduce speeds at this high-risk intersection.

Download proposal drawing for St Johns Road (PDF 740KB).

East Auckland - last updated 17 January 2020

44 Reeves Road, Pakuranga 

Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 December 2019, last updated 17 January 2020

Reference number: RSU1920-047

We’re making changes in your area

In December 2019, we proposed a raised zebra crossing at 44 Reeves Road in Pakuranga. This project is part of an Auckland-wide programme to improve existing zebra crossings at high-risk locations. This involves building a raised zebra crossing and painting high grip road surface. The project is to improve safety, accessibility and reduce speeds at this high-risk location.

Download proposal drawing for Reeves Road (PDF 876KB).

Proposal outcome

The zebra crossing will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being installed. Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.

Community feedback

  • Request for additional broken yellow lines at 42-46 Reeves Road to improve line of sight from Udy’s Road roundabout. We reviewed the lines of the sight as part of the design for this zebra crossing. The areas of existing and proposed broken yellow lines on the consultation plan provides enough line of sight for pedestrians and drivers to ensure the safe operation of the crossing.

Next steps

These works are planned to be completed by July 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.

Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.

North Auckland - last updated 28 January 2020

47 Browns Bay Road, Browns Bay 

Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 December 2019, last updated 28 January 2020

Reference number: RSU1920-048

We're making changes in your area

In December 2019, we proposed a raised zebra crossing at 47 Browns Bay Road, in Browns Bay. This proposal is part of an Auckland-wide programme to improve existing zebra crossings at high-risk locations. Our proposal involves building a raised zebra crossing and painting high grip road surface. The proposal aims to improve safety, accessibility and reduce speeds at this high-risk location.

Download proposal drawing for Browns Bay Road (PDF 672KB).

Proposal outcome

The zebra crossing will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being constructed. Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.

Community feedback

  • Request that broken yellow lines are not installed out 43 and instead installed at number 45. There are already painted broken yellow lines outside 45 Browns Bay Road. Extending the broken yellow lines outside number 43 is necessary as parking in this area interferes with buses exiting from the stop.
  • Request to extend broken yellow lines in both directions on either side of the crossing. The broken yellow lines proposed have been designed to provide a line of sight for the safe operation of the zebra crossing and allow for the safe operation of the bus stop. Extending broken yellow lines are not required for the safe operation of the zebra crossing or bus stop. Installing more broken yellow lines would potentially have adverse impacts on safety by making more lane width available to traffic and therefore encouraging higher speeds.
  • Request to install broken yellow lines from 43 to 39 to improve access from driveways and line of sight of cars turning in and out of these driveways. We rarely use broken yellow line markings across driveways, except for in high use or emergency access situations, such as at fire stations and medical centres. It is illegal to park within 1 metre of a driveway to ensure that people have clear line of sight entering and exiting. If any vehicles are parking illegally, please contact Auckland Transport parking enforcement on 09 355 3553 with the details of the vehicle.
  • Concern that the road has recently been resurfaced, and why the work wasn’t completed at the same time. The construction of the zebra crossing, and the resurfacing are quite different in both duration and the machinery used. Resurfacing generally involves only a single day of work with a larger area being completed at the same time. While construction of zebra crossings generally involves digging out the existing pavement and pouring concrete, normally in several stages to keep part of the road open.
    Organising the work so that the reseal occurs before the speed table construction is the generally preferred approach. Though a small amount of the resurfacing has to be dug up and discarded, it also allows the zebra crossing to be better matched to the resurfaced road.
  • Request to provide security personal to look out for people’s cars as they can no longer park outside their residence. Auckland Transport does not provide security for on street parking. Vehicle owners with concerns about the security of their vehicle should either park in secure private parking or fit appropriate security devices to their vehicles.
  • Concern that the removal of the current side island may make the crossing too long for children to cross. The length of the crossing will remain approximately the same as the existing crossing layout. While the side island is being removed on one side, the other side island is being enlarged to provide a similar crossing width. The reason for repositioning the island and lanes is to make it easier for the buses to approach the bus stop to the northeast of the crossing.
  • Request to investigate the crossing at Clyde Road and Browns Bay Road as there is a significant amount of pedestrian traffic and line of sight concerns with people parking too close to the existing zebra crossing. The crossing at Clyde Road is not within the scope of this project. However, this crossing will be considered as part of future upgrades after undergoing a prioritisation process.
  • Request that this crossing has traffic lights installed. Our investigation has determined that traffic lights are not required at this location.

Next steps

These works are expected to be completed by July 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.

Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.

West Auckland - last updated 21 February 2020

134 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu 

Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 December 2019, last updated 21 February 2020

Reference number: RSU1920-033

We’re making changes in your area

In December 2019, we proposed a raised zebra crossing at 134 Te Atatu Road in Te Atatu. This proposal is part of an Auckland-wide programme to improve existing zebra crossings at high-risk locations. Our proposal involves building a raised zebra crossing, a new pedestrian island and moving a bus stop. The proposal aims to improve safety, accessibility and reduce speeds at this high-risk intersection.

Download proposal drawing for Te Atatu Road (PDF 1MB).

Proposal outcome

The zebra crossing will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being installed. Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.

Community feedback

  • Request that median strip is made wider to allow for residents to turn into driveways. The proposed width of the median strip seeks to balance the needs of a number of users including providing sufficient refuge width in the island at the middle of the crossing, providing sufficient lane width past the island so that cyclists are not faced with a pinch point and ensuring that the lane layout accommodated trucks turning into and out of Roberts Road.
  • Request to install a raised zebra crossing on Roberts Road to improve accessibility and safety. Roberts Road is not considered a priority for pedestrian crossing treatment given the relatively lower traffic volumes, the lower traffic speeds as vehicles on Roberts Road turn at the intersection and current pedestrian numbers. Minor improvements to Roberts Road are provided as part of this proposal to give pedestrians a safer place to stop in the middle of Roberts Road when crossing.
  • Concern that turning out of the shops onto Roberts Road will be made more difficult with new traffic islands. The island in the middle of Roberts Road has been enlarged to provide greater protection for pedestrians crossing Roberts Road. While this will make the turning manoeuvres for vehicles exiting the shop car park a little tighter the design does still provide for vehicles to turn around the end of the island if returning to Te Atatu Road.
  • Request to install a zebra crossing on Great North Road around Kirby Street. High amount of pedestrian traffic particularly senior citizens who have difficultly crossing. nfortunately, this is out of scope for this project and will need to be investigated separately as a possible candidate for future improvements. As this section of Great North Road is a multilane road it is unlikely that we would install a zerba crossing, however could be considered for possible provision of a refuge island or signalised crossing in future.
  • Concern that traffic is being slowed down without proper justification. The proposed speed table will be designed to achieve vehicle operating speeds of approximately 30km/h at the location where pedestrians cross the road. Drivers will return to their normal speeds sway from the crossing so the overall impact on travel times is expected to be minor. The use of the 30km/h design speed is desirable to ensure speeds are survivable in accordance with vision zero principles at the location of the conflict between vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Request to install a traffic signal crossing as the raised zebra crossing will only make it harder for vehicles to turn out of Roberts Road. The proposal will create more of a safety hazard as vehicles will be taking greater risks. Traffic lights are not justified at this location. For drivers who find it difficult to right turn out of Roberts Road without signals there is an option of instead accessing Te Atatui Road via the signalised junction at Mcleod Road.
  • Request that the slope of the zebra crossing is gradual. The slopes of the speed table are consistent with our design standard and have been tested for use by buses. The slope of the ramp in the northwest bound direction of travel has been designed with a gentler slope due to its close proximity to the bus stop immediately after the crossing. The design is intended to achieve vehicle operating speeds of approximately 30km/h at the crossing as this is the survivable speed for pedestrians in accordance with vision zero principles.
  • Concern that people driving will focus too much attention on not scraping there car than whether people are waiting to cross. The proposed speed table will be designed to achieve vehicle operating speeds of approximately 30km/h at the location where pedestrians cross the road. Slowing down drivers provides them with more time to observe the crossing and notice people waiting to cross or entering the roadway. The slower speeds also substantially reduce the likelihood of the pedestrian being seriously injured if a collision does occur.
  • Request to install an over or underpass on Te Atatu. Overpass/underpass options would require a considerable amount of space on each side of the road for ramps at a gradient that meets accessibility criteria. An underpass option would also have significant issues with personal security and impacts on underground services, while an overpass option would have major visual impacts on adjacent houses including overshadowing and loss of privacy. Both options would also be very expensive.

Next steps

These works are planned to be completed by July 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.

Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.


210 and 219 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu 

Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 December 2019, last updated 21 February 2020

Reference number: RSU1920-040

We’re making changes in your area

In December 2019, we proposed 2 raised zebra crossing at 210 and 219 Te Atatu Road in Te Atatu. This proposal is part of an Auckland-wide programme to improve existing zebra crossings at high-risk locations. Our proposal involves building a raised zebra crossing with a pedestrian island to shorten the crossing distance. The proposal aims to improve safety, accessibility and reduce speeds at this high-risk intersection.

Download proposal drawings for 210 Te Atatu Road (PDF 1.1MB).

Download proposal drawings for 219 Te Atatu Road (PDF 1.8MB).

Proposal outcome

The raised zebra crossing will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being installed. Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.

Community feedback

  • Request that this a traffic light crossing as it will enable residents to turn into and out of their driveways. While traffic signals are used for pedestrian crossings in some locations where traffic volumes are very high, especially on multilane roads, they are not considered an appropriate solution for the traffic volume on this part of Te Atatu Road.
  • Request that the centre island in pedestrian crossing is removed so people can access their driveways. We acknowledge that the presence of the island does mean that some residents will need to make their turns to and from the traffic lane rather than the median. The intention is that the centre island will slow the speeds of the traffic at this location which should help those turning.
  • Concern that this will only worsen the significant traffic concerns on Te Atatu Road. The proposed speed table will be designed to achieve vehicle operating speeds of approximately 30km/h at the location where pedestrians cross the road. We expect people drivings will return to their normal speeds away from the crossing so the overall impact on travel times is expected to be minor. The use of the 30km/h design speed is desirable to ensure speeds are survivable for people using the crossing if there is an incident.
  • Request that the zebra crossing is removed, and people use the traffic lights at Edmonton Road and Te Atatu Road. We do not consider it is realistic for people with different levels of accessibility to walk to Edmonton Road and back (up to an additional 400 metres) to use the signals at Edmonton Road.

Next steps

These works are planned to be completed by July 2020,but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.

Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.


62A Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu 

Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 December 2019, last updated 21 February 2020

Reference number: RSU1920-042

We’re making changes in your area

In December 2019, we proposed a raised zebra crossing at 62A Te Atatu Road in Te Atatu. This proposal is part of an Auckland-wide programme to improve existing zebra crossings at high-risk locations. Our proposal involves building a raised zebra crossing with a pedestrian island to shorten the crossing distance. The proposal aims to improve safety, accessibility and reduce speeds at this high-risk intersection.

Download proposal drawing for Te Atatu Road (PDF 1MB).

Proposal outcome

The zebra crossing will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being installed. Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.

Community feedback

  • Request to install some school zone signage and have reduced speed limits at school drop-off and pick-up hours. The standard warning signs provided for the crossing do include “School” supplementary panels to alert drivers to the possibility of school children using the crossing. Government legislation controlling the use of school zones limits their placement to the immediate area around the school entrance.
  • Request to install some signage before the bus stop at number 56 to warn people the crossing is coming up. Existing warning signs will be reviewed as part of the project. According to our information the standard advance warning signs for pedestrian crossings are already provided approximately 100m before the crossing on each approach.
  • Request to install a speed camera to slow down drivers. The installation and operation of speed cameras is managed by the Police with funding from NZTA. We expect that the proposed speed table will be designed to achieve vehicle operating speeds of approximately 30km/h at the location where pedestrians cross the road. If this does not reduce speed on this section of Te Atatu Road we will investigate other options to slow down traffic.
  • Concern that this is slowing traffic on a major arterial road. The proposed speed table will be designed to achieve vehicle operating speeds of approximately 30km/h at the location where pedestrians cross the road. Drivers will return to their normal speeds away from the crossing so the overall impact on travel times is expected to be minor.
  • Request to investigate the speed of people travelling up and down Koriri Street. Speed reductions on Kokiri Street are not part of this project. Koriri Street could be considered for residential speed management in future subject to a prioritisation process.
  • Concern that the bus stop is located too close to the zebra crossing obscuring cars stopped at the crossing. The position of the bus stop is considered safe for the operation of the crossing. Moving the bus stop further away would make it less likely that bus passengers use the crossing.
  • Concern that Tirimoana Primary School was not consulted in this process. Our Community Transport Coordinator working with the schools in this area provided an electronic copy of the consultation material to their contact at Tirimoana School on 29 November 2019, shortly before the public consultation was sent out to residents. Our apologies if this was not received. If the school can confirm to us their best point of contact for such information to be sent to we will check that our Community Transport team have the right contact details.
  • Request to extend broken yellow lines in either direction as people are parking on the berm or on the road in a dangerous position. The proposed extent of broken yellow lines has been assessed as sufficient to provide for the safe operation of the pedestrian crossing and nearby bus stops. Wider removal of on street parking is not proposed.
  • Concern that placing a crossing so close to an intersection will do more harm than good. It will rely heavily on the goodwill of other drivers to let them into traffic, when turning out of Kokiri Street. The zebra crossing already exists in this location and is only being raised on a table. The table will slow down the speed of vehicles approaching the intersection and should therefore result in a reduction in risk for traffic turning at the intersection. Moving the crossing further away from the intersection is not desirable as it would make it less useful for pedestrians traveling to/from Kokiri Street.
  • Concern that a few non-residents are parking on Kokiri Street and using the buses nearby. It is a public street and parking on street (where available) is for everyone to share.
  • Request that Koriri street is made wider at the intersection to allow cars to turn right and left simultaneously with clear lines of sight. Providing additional vehicle lanes is out of scope for this pedestrian safety improvement and is not considered essential at this location.
  • Concern that the raised zebra crossings will increase the risks to motorbike riders, cyclists and scooters. The proposed crossing layout is provided with a minimum of 4.2 metres between the centre island and the kerb lines to avoid creating a pinch point for cyclists. The design of the platform is considered appropriate for all vehicles including motorcycles and scooters. The detailed design will include appropriate warning signage and markings to alert road users to the presence of the platform so they are not caught by surprise driving over it.
  • Request to remove the median strip from Koriri Street/Te Atatu Road as cars pulling into it block the view of the pedestrian crossing. The right turn bay is sufficiently far back from the crossing to minimise line of sight impacts of vehicles waiting to turn. A refuge island is provided in the middle of the crossing so that pedestrians can stop and reassess the approaching traffic before proceeding onto the far lanes if visibility has been limited by turning vehicles the inclusion of an island also limits the opportunity for vehicles to turn out onto the median and obstruct the crossing.
  • Request that the raised zebra crossings on Franklin Road, Freemans Bay are installed on Te Atatu Road. These are much more acceptable to all modes of transport. The proposed speed table will be designed to achieve vehicle operating speeds of approximately 30km/h at the location where pedestrians cross the road. Drivers will return to their normal speeds away from the crossing so the overall impact on travel times is expected to be minor.The use of the 30km/h design speed is desirable to ensure speeds are survivable in accordance with vision zero principles at the location of the conflict between vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Request to install a central safety island to improve people’s walking safety. The design includes a proposed pedestrian refuge at the midpoint of the crossing.
  • Request to turn the Koriri Street/Te Atatu Road intersection into a traffic signal controlled intersection. Traffic signals are not considered necessary in this location.

Next steps

These works are planned to be completed by July 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.

Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.