This crossing has been proposed after a fatality on Te Atatū Rd in December 2017. It will provide a safer crossing for northbound cyclists at the top of Ōrangihina-Harbourview Park wanting to cross to the painted lanes to continue north (where the current “pedestrian jail” is located).
Members of the group and the local community have been asking for a crossing in this location for several years. The request was always deemed “not necessary”. John Bonner was killed here crossing the road in December 2017. Auckland Transport then proposed adding a shared pedestrian/cycle crossing at the same location as the current central refuge.
In the initial feedback (October 2018), Bike Te Atatū said this was not the right location for the crossing and that it should be further north towards Cellarmans Lane. As well as submitting formal feedback, we also wrote a blog post for Bike Auckland:
In the second round of feedback (July 2019), in which Auckland Transport had moved the proposed crossing further towards Cellarmans, we again suggested some more tweaks.
The crossing was supposed to be built by the end of June 2020 but Covid-19 has delayed some projects. The latest is: “Due to some property issues at 484 Te Atatu Rd and the uncertainty around the COVID-19 shutdown, we will most likely to start the construction on site from July 2020 at the earliest.”