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Access into the Town Centre from Mascot Avenue
A raised zebra crossing was installed through the car park
Windrush Reserve, which local children from Nga Iwi School helped to design
Upgraded playground which was helped to be designed by local children from Nga Iwi School. The 'after' image also shows the path upgrade which is part of the 2km Community Trail, as well as improved lighting, plantings, and signage.
Town Centre access from Windrush Close
A raised zebra crossing was installed which connects the Community Trail with the Town Centre. In the 'after' image you can also see the maunga pou that were installed as part of the mana whenua engagement process.
Looking towards the Orly Avenue/Town Centre roundabout
Pedestrian and bicycle priority infrastructure was installed on the Orly Avenue/Town Centre roundabout. The changes included raised zebra crossings with cycle lanes.
Mascot Avenue outside Nga Iwi School
The zebra crossing was upgraded and placed on a raised table. This helps to slow down traffic. A lot of children use this crossing because it is outside a primary school.
Intersection of Mascot Avenue and Friesian Drive
A zebra crossing for pedestrians has been installed. In addition, a painted bicycle lane with plantings alongside it has been included.
Intersection of Thomas Road and Jordan Road
For pedestrians, a raised zebra crossing was installed across the top of Jordan Road. In addition, separated cycle lanes were installed along the length of Thomas Road/ Orly Ave. These protect people riding bikes from cars and also help to narrow the road and slow cars down. Finally, as part of the mana whenua engagement process, plants indigenous to the area have been planted.
Pedestrian access across Mascot Avenue near the Town Centre
Mascot Avenue is a busy road for cars and pedestrians. Before the changes we saw a lot of people struggling to cross the road. Often, they had to wait a long time to cross, or took dangerous risks by running in front of cars. The speed table with the zebra crossing has helped to slow cars and give better priority to pedestrians.
Mascot Avenue near Nga Iwi School
This photo is taken from the middle of the raised zebra crossing looking south (in the direction of Massey Road). You can see how the traffic lane has been narrowed. This has allowed for wider footpaths on both sides meaning that pedestrians can walk more comfortably in groups. Also, there is a separated cycle lane on the right hand side. On the left hand side, the cycle lane goes onto the footpath and behind the bus stop.
Intersection of Friesian Drive and Paine Place
A painted zebra crossing was installed across the top of Paine Place, giving pedestrians better priority as they are walking. The footpath has been upgraded and plants indigenous to the area have been planted. In addition, cycle lanes have been painted on either side of Friesian Drive.
Before the changes were made, cars tended to speed on Friesian Drive. The road was relatively wide and it made it unsafe for pedestrian and people on bikes. Changes were made to the street to make it more narrow which helped to slow cars down, making it safer for everyone using the road. The changes included: cycle lanes; chicanes; the removal of parking, and other traffic calming designs.
Mascot Avenue near the Town Centre
These photos were taken from the middle of Mascot Avenue looking south towards Massey Road. The after photo shows how separated cycle lanes have been installed on both sides of the road, making it narrower, meaning that cars move slower. In addition the footpath has been upgraded.
Intersection of Thomas Road and Massey Road
Massey Road is a busy arterial road, whilst Thomas Road is a collector road and therefore more 'local'. The red paint at the intersection shows motorists turning into Thomas Road that they are entering an area of local streets and that they are expected to drive more carefully and slowly. Other street changes on Thomas Road, like the separated cycle lanes on both sides helps to reinforce this.
Town Centre car park
To make pedestrian access through the Town Centre car park easier and safer, some parking spaces were removed. They were replaced with painted paths connected with zebra crossings.
Imrie Avenue near Jean Batten School
A lot of children cross the road near this location to get to their primary school. One of the street changes on Imrie Avenue was this chicane, which narrows the road to one lane meaning that drivers have to really slow down and concentrate on their surroundings. In addition, as part of the mana whenua engagement process, trees indigenous to the area have been planted.
Imrie Avenue near Jean Batten School
A lot of children cross the road near this location to get to their primary school. One of the street changes on Imrie Avenue was this raised red table. It helps slow down cars and provide a safer place for children to cross the road near their school.