Auckland Transport (AT) are proposing to make road safety improvements on residential streets in Manurewa to provide a safer environment for all road users.
- Read the public feedback and outcome of the site specific consultation.
- Public engagement for the proposed road safety improvements planned for Manurewa.
- Read the feedback report.
Project status: Consultation - closed 10 May 2019, last updated 16 April 2020.
Project zone: South.
Manurewa road safety improvement is the largest area-wide speed calming project in Auckland.
We aim to reduce vehicle speeds by installing a combination of speed-calming measures such as speed humps, raised tables, and zebra crossings where justified.
The improvements are proposed for within the area contained by Brown Road, Roscommon Road, Russell Road and Weymouth Road, as shown on the map below.
These improvements are part of AT's commitment to reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads by 60% over the next 10 years.
This project is partly funded by the Regional Fuel Tax, and the Manurewa Local Board.
What we identified in Manurewa
We have identified various areas for road safety improvements, Manurewa has been prioritised based on these factors:
- Safety concerns raised by residents.
- Local Crash Analysis System (CAS) data – 213 crashes in the last five years.
- Vehicle speeds on key roads in Manurewa are in excess of the current speed limits.
- The two highest speeds recorded were in excess of 121km/h on Rowandale Road.
- Location of community facilities (schools, shops, parks and community centres).
The speed calming measures proposed for the area will help to create a slower speed environment, which is safer for everyone. This will help to reduce the risks of accidents, serious injuries and death as well as make the streets safer for pedestrians, encouraging people to walk and cycle more.
Proposed road safety improvements
The $4 million project aims to reduce vehicle speeds on local residential streets in Manurewa we are planning on installing a combination of speed calming measures including:
- 11 raised table zebra crossings
- 10 raised swedish style speed tables
- 117 speed humps
- 23 entry treatment in the form of red coloured surfacing.
The improvements will require the removal of five to six car parks where zebra crossings and raised tables are proposed, as well as the moving of some bus stops, for safety and visibility reasons.
Our transportation engineers have selected the type and location of each proposed safety
measure based on a variety of criteria. These include:
- Proximity to schools or other locations where there are a higher number of people walking or on bikes.
- International best practice guidelines for positioning measures to reduce speed in residential areas.
- Space available between driveways and/or bus stops.
- Whether roads are bus routes.
See the map for proposed locations.
The locations of speed calming improvements for your street, shown in detailed plans below:
- Download the proposed plans and locations of the speed calming measures in Manurewa (PDF 10.6MB, 11 pages).
- February 2020 - Wordsworth, Rowndale - completed.
- March 2020 - McKean Avenue, John Walker Drive, Aarts Avenue - completed.
We consulted on this proposal from 1 April 2019 to 10 May 2019 to improve our plan for the proposed road safety improvements. Local knowledge will help give us a better understanding of the area, your needs, and any improvements that can be made to the design.
We asked whether you:
- have any thoughts on the proposed safety improvements.
- have any suggested changes to the proposed road safety improvements.
- have any other comments or suggestions to improve road safety in Manurewa.
We have now received feedback from the community, read the feedback results report (PDF 1.5MB).
Proposal status: Feedback closed September 2019, last updated 9 April 2020.
Update 9 April 2020
We carried out consultation with people living or owning property on Beeston Crescent and Bedlington Avenue in March 2020.
We asked whether people had any concerns or comments on a new layout of speed humps on these streets.
We recieved feedback from one person, who was worried about one of the speed bumps impacting their ability to enter and access thier driveway. We have adjusted the placement of the speed hump to allow better access to this persons driveway.
Update 10 December 2019
Site specific consultation occurred in September 2019 for affected properties where bus stops and zebra crossings are to be installed.
As part of the proposal, the following bus stops will need to be relocated and upgraded to suit the Auckland Transport Code of Practice:
- The bus stops outside of, and opposite 5-7 Rowandale Avenue will be extended. Additional broken yellow lines will be painted outside 3 and 7 Rowandale Avenue, and the driveways of the petrol station and church carpark.
- The bus stop outside 43 Rowandale Avenue will be moved to a new location outside 49 Rowandale Avenue. The bus stop outside 2 Sharland Avenue will be moved a couple meters to outside 26 Rowandale Avenue with additional broken yellow lines painted outside 24-26 Rowandale Avenue and 2 Sharland Avenue.
- The following existing bus stop will need to be relocated from their current locations outside 161 Wordsworth Road, 164 Wordsworth Road, 202 Wordsworth Road and 211 Wordsworth Road to new locations outside 161 – 167 Wordsworth Road, 162 – 170 Wordsworth Road, 202 – 206 Wordsworth Road and 201 – 207 Wordsworth Road. There is also a tree that will be relocated by a couple meters outside 204 Wordsworth Road.
These changes are required as we are proposing to install zebra crossings and raised tables near to the location of the existing bus stops. These road safety measures are designed to help to reduce vehicle speeds and to allow people to cross the roads safely.
The proposed changes 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.
- The bus stop outside 26 Rowandale Avenue could be moved down the road either,south to be in front of the church or north to be in front closer to the school. There are already existing bus stops the north and south in the vicinity of the school and the church. The bus stops in the vicinity of Sharland Avenue are also required to serve the surrounding catchment. Bus stop spacing is an important element of route planning and which need to be around every 400 metres to adequately serve communities.
- The bus stop outside 26 Rowandale Avenue would make turning out of Sharland Avenue dangerous by blocking visibility. The proposed No Stopping At All Times restrictions at the intersection of Sharland Avenue and Rowandale Avenue in combination with relocating the existing bus stop south (further away from the intersection) will improve visibility for drivers turning out of this intersection.
- There is a bus stop close by on Sharland street that makes the bus stop outside 26 Rowandale Avenue unnecessary. The bus stop on Sharland Avenue was part of an old bus route in the area which is currently not operational. Therefore, this bus stop will be removed as part of this project.
- Suggestion of moving the bus stop outside 26 Rowandale Avenue so that it is on the opposite side of Sharland Avenue (opposite the new location of the other bus stop). A number of key elements and constraints needed consideration in this project including, spacing of speed calming device and bus stops, side streets, road layout, street trees, and underground services. We have also looked to minimise changes to existing features unless absolutely necessary. Given all required considerations, the proposed minor shift to the bus stop outside 26 Rowandale Avenue is considered the best outcome.
These works are planned in the second half of 2019 - 2020 financial year, 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.