Glenvar Road upgrade
Glenvar project has been deferred
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Public Consultation Friday 8 November - Sunday 8 December
I am really pleased to let you know public consultation on the proposed upgrades to Glenvar Road will be open this Friday.
CLICK HERE to go to the Auckland Transport website and have your say.
Public drop-in session - where people can speak to the project
Thursday 28 Nov
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Sir Peter Blake Marine Education & Recreation Centre, 1045 Beach Rd, Long Bay
Here's a breakdown of the proposed changes provided by Auckland Transport:
At present, there are sections of Glenvar Road with no footpath. We propose a shared path along the eastern/ southern side of Glenvar Road - this will require widening the existing footpath. It will be similar to the newly constructed Glenvar Ridge Road shared path and will make it safer and easier for people to walk and cycle.
We propose upgrading the following intersections with traffic lights:
Glenvar Road - East Coast Road - Lonely Track Road
Glamorgan Drive - East Coast Road
This would allow for safer movements for everyone – whether driving, walking or on a bike.
The intersections would also be raised, meaning the entire intersection will be raised from the level of the road with ramps at each entry point. Intersections generally have a heightened risk of crashes occurring. This safety measure aims to slow vehicles to a safe speed to minimise harm should a crash occur.
In addition to the intersection upgrades, we propose:
A new raised pedestrian crossing to connect pedestrians and people on bikes on Glenvar Road to the newly constructed Glenvar Ridge Road shared path.
New pedestrian crossings and/or coloured surface treatments across the side roads connecting to Glenvar Road to provide better pedestrian connectivity and safety.
Planted kerb buildouts along Glenvar Road and ‘slow’ road markings which will help to reduce vehicle speeds to make the area safer - particularly for children getting to and from school.
A raised median on East Coast Road (between Glenvar Road and Glamorgan Drive). This would improve safety by reducing the potential for vehicles to crash while turning. The downside is it will limit access to some properties, albeit while providing a safer road overall. We acknowledge the concerns some residents have previously raised, we are eager to get everyone’s feedback on this feature of the proposal.
Cycle facility upgrades or amendments
The existing cycle lanes on East Coast Road do not provide people on bikes with any separation or protection from vehicles. There were two serious injury crashes involving people on bikes in 2018 on this section of East Coast Road.
We propose to add a raised island or berm between the existing cycle lane on East Coast Road to improve the safety and attractiveness of these lanes (similar to the adjacent example). This will encourage less confident riders to use the cycle facilities.
On Glenvar Road, we propose a shared path for people walking and on bikes to share – as described above.
With increasing demand on Auckland roads, transit lanes are key to using road space more efficiently, providing more capacity and getting more people to where they want to go faster. A transit lane can only be used by buses, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, and motor vehicles carrying a specified minimum number of persons. Transit lanes are generally either T2 or T3 lanes, these being for vehicles with 2 or more people (T2) or 3 or more people (T3), where ‘T’ stands for transit. These lanes operate during specific times of the day or potentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
CONSULTATION AND ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION
Consultation open from: 8 November – 8 December
Members of the public can provide feedback via:
Hardcopy feedback forms posted to local residents
An online survey available via AT.govt.nz/haveyoursay
Stakeholders and members of the public will be notified via:
Brochures in the post
Emails (to stakeholders)
Adverts in the local paper
Media coverage (if media release is picked up)
The project team will visit a local school in addition to the drop-in session below:
PUBLIC DROP-IN SESSION
People can speak to the project team at our public drop-in session:
Date: Thursday 28 November
Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Location: Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre, 1045 Beach Rd, Long Bay
November-December 2019: AT seeks public feedback on potential improvements
February-March 2020: AT will publish the public feedback report
February-March 2020: AT reviews proposal based on public feedback and submits funding application to NZTA
Mid 2020: AT works on detailed design based on NZTA outcome/feedback
Late 2021: AT finalises design
2022-2023: Construction to begin