Auckland Transport (AT) is making changes to the Sale Street / Wellesley Street intersection to encourage safer vehicle speeds and improve accessibility for pedestrians.
Project status: Consultation - feedback closed 8 December 2019
Project zone: Central
The aim of the project is to make the Sale Street / Wellesley Street intersection more pedestrian friendly and to encourage safer speeds for vehicles turning into Sale Street.
This intersection is currently very wide and has a large volume of people walking and crossing the road at each side. AT want to install improvements that make it safer and easier for pedestrians to cross.
This is a more permanent solution proposed for the intersection which would replace the temporary planters and road markings that are currently in place.
- The intersection will be safer for pedestrians and people on bikes.
- Reduced vehicle speed will lessen the likelihood of crashes.
- 18 November 2019 - consultation opens.
- 8 December 2019 - consultation closes.
- December - January - feedback considered.
- January - February - Public feedback report released.
- March – June 2020 – estimated construction.
The permanent improvements proposed include:
- signalising the Sale Street / Wellesley Street intersection enabling pedestrians a safe place to cross
- widening the footpath space at the intersection
- removing the traffic island in the middle of Sale Street
- adding a new loading zone outside of Sweat Shop Brew Bar
- permanently removing the car park spaces that have already been removed as part of the temporary changes
- combining the two traffic lanes exiting Sale Street to one traffic lane.
We wanted to ask for your feedback on these proposed changes.
Local knowledge is very important to us and public feedback helps to ensure the best outcome for those who live, work, shop and play in the area.
Public feedback closed 8 December 2019.
We will analyse all feedback and use it to help refine the proposal.
We will prepare a report on the feedback received and any changes made to the proposal, which will be published online. If you provided your contact details when giving us feedback, we will notify you when the report is available.