Coming Soon

 
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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.

Existing Sale/Wellesley Street Intersection - looking east

Existing Sale/Wellesley Street Intersection - looking east

Existing Sale/Wellesley Street Intersection - looking west

Existing Sale/Wellesley Street Intersection - looking west

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

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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.

Shortland Street Stage 1 - looking east

Shortland Street Stage 1 - looking east