Improvements to Ash Street and Rata Street

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Consultation has concluded

Safety improvements for Rata Street and Ash street,

Phase one community engagement is now closed on this project, thank you for getting involved.

Auckland Transport would like to work together with you to explore how we can make Ash Street and Rata Street, in Avondale and New Lynn, safer for everyone.

Project overview

Tragically, three people have been killed on these roads in recent years. A further 46 have been injured or seriously injured in the 213 crashes that occurred on these roads between 2014-2019.

To help prevent people from being killed or seriously injured, we are exploring road safety improvements on these roads.

Project area

From the Ash Street / Rosebank Road intersection to the intersection of Rata Street / Great North Road and Titirangi Road:

Types of improvements we could make

Depending on the availability of funding, the types of improvements (PDF 316KB) possible could include:

  • Speed table (a raised section of road which aims to slow vehicles to a safe speed).
  • Traffic lights on a speed table (to make crossings safer by slowing vehicle speeds).
  • High-friction surfacing (skid resistant road surfacing which helps vehicles to stop quicker when braking).
  • Pedestrian refuge island (to provide pedestrians a safe place to wait when crossing the road in two stages).
  • Road surface texturing (imprinted textures on the road to signal drivers to adjust their speed).
  • Rumble strips and wider road marking (raised markings that make a rumbling sound when driven over).
  • Road safety signage (including electronic signs warning drivers to slow down and making them aware of pedestrians).
  • Broken yellow lines (no stopping parking restrictions).

Please note, some of these measures would require a small number of on-street parking spaces to be removed.

Public feedback

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 first phase of community consultation ended on 6 December 2020. We asked you to tell us about:

  • Your experience when walking, riding a bike or driving Ash Street and Rata Street.
  • The parts of Ash Street and Rata Street you would like us to improve.
  • Your feedback on the types of improvements we are considering.

Now that feedback has closed

We are currently reviewing all of the submissions we received. It’s important that we consider all the responses, but this can take a little time. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

We will use the feedback provided to help develop our design of the road safety improvements for Ash Street and Rata Street.

In early 2021, we will begin the second phase of consultation to get your feedback on the proposed design.

Phase one community engagement is now closed on this project, thank you for getting involved.

Auckland Transport would like to work together with you to explore how we can make Ash Street and Rata Street, in Avondale and New Lynn, safer for everyone.

Project overview

Tragically, three people have been killed on these roads in recent years. A further 46 have been injured or seriously injured in the 213 crashes that occurred on these roads between 2014-2019.

To help prevent people from being killed or seriously injured, we are exploring road safety improvements on these roads.

Project area

From the Ash Street / Rosebank Road intersection to the intersection of Rata Street / Great North Road and Titirangi Road:

Types of improvements we could make

Depending on the availability of funding, the types of improvements (PDF 316KB) possible could include:

  • Speed table (a raised section of road which aims to slow vehicles to a safe speed).
  • Traffic lights on a speed table (to make crossings safer by slowing vehicle speeds).
  • High-friction surfacing (skid resistant road surfacing which helps vehicles to stop quicker when braking).
  • Pedestrian refuge island (to provide pedestrians a safe place to wait when crossing the road in two stages).
  • Road surface texturing (imprinted textures on the road to signal drivers to adjust their speed).
  • Rumble strips and wider road marking (raised markings that make a rumbling sound when driven over).
  • Road safety signage (including electronic signs warning drivers to slow down and making them aware of pedestrians).
  • Broken yellow lines (no stopping parking restrictions).

Please note, some of these measures would require a small number of on-street parking spaces to be removed.

Public feedback

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 first phase of community consultation ended on 6 December 2020. We asked you to tell us about:

  • Your experience when walking, riding a bike or driving Ash Street and Rata Street.
  • The parts of Ash Street and Rata Street you would like us to improve.
  • Your feedback on the types of improvements we are considering.

Now that feedback has closed

We are currently reviewing all of the submissions we received. It’s important that we consider all the responses, but this can take a little time. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

We will use the feedback provided to help develop our design of the road safety improvements for Ash Street and Rata Street.

In early 2021, we will begin the second phase of consultation to get your feedback on the proposed design.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Your question will be sent to the project team who will aim to respond within 5 business days.  

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    The proposed changes is only trying to fix the symptoms. A different approach with protected cycleway and widen footpath should be considered.

    kelvincht asked 11 months ago

    Kia ora, thank you very much for taking the time to share your views with us. We will take your feedback on board as part of the consultation process. We will be in touch when we have updates to share with you. 

    Kind regards,

    Daniel 

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    Hi there. While your team are looking at Ash and Rate, could you extend the area to include the intersection of Delta and Binsted. This intersection leaves a lot to be desired and contributes to the issues on Rata and Ash.

    Daragh Manning asked 11 months ago

    Kia ora, thank you so much for taking the time to share your concerns with us regarding the intersection of Delta Avenue and Binsted Road. I'll share your feedback with the project team to investigate your request.  I will be in touch when we have an update to share with you.

    Thanks again, 

    Daniel

    Update: 19 November 

    Kia ora, 

    I’d just like to follow up on your request to make improvements to the intersection of Delta Ave and Binsted Road. I raised your request with our road safety team who are currently working on a programme to make safety improvements to high-risk intersections around the region. Our prioritisation is based on a number of factors including the number of crashes, the number of deaths and serious injuries which have occurred and the risk profile or safety performance at the intersection based on the guidelines from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (High Risk Intersection Guide). The intersection of Delta Ave and Binsted Road has had six non-injury crashes reported in the last five years and does not meet our criteria for prioritisation at this stage. Thank you for sharing your concerns with us though, we really appreciate it.

    Kind regards,

    Daniel