Sale STreet Pedestrian Improvements
Existing Intersection Issue
A concerning number of vehicles are entering Sale Street in excess of 50kmph
The desired pedestrian crossing point is 35m from kerb to kerb (pedestrians crossing are exposed to traffic for long periods)
High pedestrian volumes at an unsafe intersection.
Tactical Urbanism Approach - June/July 2019 Implementation
Reduce the speed of cars entering Sale Street by tightening the intersection radius
Decrease lane widths and pedestrian crossing distances
Provide an accessible crossing point
Reclaim more space for pedestrians
Make the intersection more vibrant and visually appealing to pedestrians
Use a ground graphic to add visual interest and inform pedestrians of the historic stream which ran through the site
Temporary intervention until Auckland Transport permanently upgrades the intersection
Shortland STreet Pedestrian Crossing
Stage 1: Completed
Implement colourful polka dots in two zones on Shortland Street – at the Shortland/High Street intersection and Shortland/O’Connell Street intersection.
Stage 2: June 2019
Implement a zebra crossing to the west of the Jean Batten Place intersection, further enforcing pedestrian priority in the area.
The polka dots will be retained and are anticipated to continue acting as a traffic calming mechanism. Their retention will help maintain pedestrian safety when crossing outside of the zebra crossing.