Auckland Transport is proposing some safety improvements to the Pupuke Road/Lydia Ave area in Northcote/Hillcrest, including raising the pedestrian crossing and changing the footpath/parking area outside the shops. This will help to improve the safety of all road users, particularly people crossing the street, accessing the bus stops and walking to the local shops and to Willow Park School.

Consultation is now open until Friday 27 May.
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The proposed changes include:

  • Upgrade the existing zebra crossing outside of the Watercare Reservoir on Pupuke Road with a raised zebra crossing. This will include installing new footpaths to join the edge of the crossing with the footpath and upgrades to the traffic islands to create a safe space for pedestrians to wait in the centre of the crossing.
  • Relocate the existing bus stop on the northern side of Pupuke Road (outside of #94), to the northern kerb outside of the Watercare Reservoir.
  • Paint bus stop markings to signal the existing bus stop west of Lydia Avenue, on the southern side of Pupuke Road. This includes painting broken yellow line (no stopping at all times) restrictions extending 9 metres on either side of the bus stop, to allow for the bus to safely pull out of the bus stop and back on to the road. This will result in the loss of three parking spaces.
  • Construct new footpaths and kerbs at the intersection of Lydia Avenue and Pupuke Road, to create a safer intersection with improved visibility. These footpaths will also be fitted with tactile pavers, and a metal plate outside of the shops will join this new footpath with the existing footpath, while still allowing for stormwater drainage.
  • Install tactile pavers, which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
  • Paint four dedicated parking spaces outside of the local shops at the corner of Lydia Avenue.
  • Install new signage and road markings to reflect these changes.

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