The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and Auckland Transport are seeking feedback on a proposal for pedestrian safety improvements on Ramsgate Terrace, in Mairangi Bay. We have received concerns from the community about safety on Ramsgate Terrace and in order to improve this we are proposing to upgrade the existing speed table to a raised pedestrian crossing.

This proposal is part of the Community Safety Fund. Auckland Transport is partnered with the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board to deliver this project, as part of more than 80 safety improvement projects across the Auckland region.

Please find BELOW a letter and drawing showing the proposed changes. These letters have also been sent to residents and businesses directly affected by the proposed changes.

Feedback closes on Friday, 9 July 2021. We encourage as much feedback as possible on what we?re doing and how we?re doing it. The projects we deliver to all Aucklanders will only be improved as a result of your contribution. Please reply to this email or go to our website to complete the online survey.

 

Ramsgate Terrace, Mairangi Bay – Raised Pedestrian Crossing

Kia ora,

Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and Auckland Transport are proposing some improvements to your area.

We have received concerns from the community about safety on Ramsgate Terrace and in order to improve this we are proposing to upgrade the existing speed table to a raised pedestrian crossing.

You can help shape these improvements

Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your neighbourhood.

The changes we are proposing:

  • Upgrade the existing speed table to a raised pedestrian crossing.

  • Extend the broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to the east of the crossing. This will remove 6

    car parking spaces.

  • Paint new road markings and install signs to support the crossing.

  • Install tactile pavers which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.

  • Widen and reconstruct the footpath at either side of the crossing.

    You can find more information and a drawing showing the proposed changes below.

    How this will benefit your neighbourhood

    Auckland Transport, local boards and ward councillors are working together to tackle local road safety concerns and would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes will provide a safe crossing point and aim to slow driving speeds and increase awareness of people crossing at this location.

    Removing some on-street parking is necessary to support these changes by ensuring that parked cars do not block the view of the crossing and pedestrians. We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal.

    Auckland Transport is taking a Vision Zero approach to road safety. This means we are striving to have zero deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. To achieve this, we are working to create a more forgiving road network that recognises that we are human and make mistakes. But those mistakes should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads.

    Tell us what you think

    You can play a role in shaping the way we make this happen. Here’s how you can have your say:

    Phone: 09 448 7265

    https://at.govt.nz/about-us/have-your-say/north-auckland-consultations/ramsgate-terrace-mairangi-bay-raised-pedestrian-crossing/

    Give your views up until 9th July 2021.