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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
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’re proposing changes in your area

We are proposing 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

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

134 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu 

Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 December 2019

Reference number: RSU1920-033

We’re proposing changes in your area

We are proposing 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).


210 and 219 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu 

Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 December 2019

Reference number: RSU1920-040

We’re proposing changes in your area

We are proposing two 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).


62A Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu 

Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 December 2019

Reference number: RSU1920-042

We’re proposing changes in your area

We are proposing 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).