Herne Bay crossing upgrade
Residents of the central Auckland suburb Herne Bay are being given a say on design plans to make a key intersection safer.
Auckland Transport has sought feedback on its planned improvements to the Curran StSarsfield St intersection.
The aim of the intersection redesign was to reduce traffic speed and make it easier to cycle and walk through the area.
Traffic speeding toward the intersection had been an issue, making crossing the road dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists.
The proposed plan included new speed tables on the eastern and western sides of Sarsfield Street to slow down traffic.
The plan also included pedestrian refuge islands on Curran St for crossing between Sarsfield St and Pt Erin Pool.
New pedestrian refuge islands were also planned for the southern end of the intersection to make it easy to cross to get to Pon- sonby Primary School.
Auckland Transport walking, cycling and road safety manager Kathryn King said the intersection project was part of the Herne Bay Walking and Cycling Programme.
‘‘This is connected to the project we are proposing for traffic calming within the neighbourhood and comes at the request of local people to reduce the risk for road users at the intersection and slow people travelling down Curran St.’’