Auckland Transport is proposing bus stop changes and a new pedestrian refuge to Sylvan Avenue in Northcote.
Project status: Consultation - feedback closed 24 November 2019
Project zone: North
- Relocating the bus stop from outside 81 Sylvan Avenue to outside 89 Sylvan Avenue and installing a new shelter.
- Relocating the bus stop from outside 74 Sylvan Avenue to outside 82 and 84 Sylvan Avenue and installing a new shelter.
- New pram crossings, tactile pavers and a new central pedestrian refuge island outside 91 and 80 Sylvan Avenue.
- Installation of broken yellow lines in several locations along Sylvan Avenue.
- Improved accessibility to bus stops for buses.
- Shelter from the weather for bus passengers.
- Safer crossing point for pedestrians.
- 4 November 2019 - Consultation opens on Sylvan Avenue.
- 24 November 2019 - Consultation closes.
Bus stop relocations
The current bus stops are indented, and buses can be held up exiting the bus stops into the traffic flow.
The bus stop relocations will mean the new locations meet the Auckland Transport Code of Practice, and the bus network is more legible (easier to understand) for existing and potential bus users having bus stops directly opposite each other.
Please note that the bus stop outside 74 Sylvan Avenue will be replaced by broken yellow lines to ensure there is enough road width for vehicles to pass vehicles turning right into Heath Avenue.
The shelters are being installed to provide shelter for bus passengers, which will improve the experience of using the bus.
The improvements will provide a safer crossing point in close proximity to both relocated bus stops and also the nearby side road (Heath Avenue).
The broken yellow lines are required to ensure ease of access for buses entering and exiting the bus stops. Parking occupancy surveys completed on 17 and 18 October 2019 show there is on-street parking available within 10m to 130m of the proposed broken yellow lines to accommodate vehicles displaced due to the parking removal.
Feedback closed on 24 November 2019.
We are considering your feedback and using it to review the project design. Then we will prepare a report that outlines any changes to the proposal and our final decisions, the report will be available here in late-February 2020.