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Sunnynook Road

Pedestrian Improvements

6th August 2019

Mathew Rudez (Principal Transportation Engineer)


Antony Hing (Senior Transportation Engineer)
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Purpose
• Early engagement with Local Board of pedestrian
improvements being investigated on Sunnynook Rd

• The public have raised concerns regarding safe crossing points


around schools and other pedestrian generators

• Proposal
• Three school-related pedestrian improvements
• Sunnynook Bus Station signalised crossing (to be delivered through the
Community Safety Fund)
• Construction in this financial year, subject to consultation
• Investigation of improvements around Sycamore Drive
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Sunnynook Rd characteristics
• Speed / Volume
• 85th percentile speeds
approximately 50km/h
• 7000 – 10000 vehicles / day
• Land Use / Trip Generators
• Schools: Wairau Intermediate,
Sunnynook Primary and
Kindergarten
• Recreational: Sunnynook Park,
Community Centre, Baptist
Church, Rugby League Club
• Retail: south of Sycamore Dr
• Sunnynook Bus Station
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Pedestrian safety improvements


1 around schools,
 1 – Raised zebra crossing
2  2 – Relocating and raising zebra
crossing
 3 – Replacing refuge island with
raised zebra crossing

3  4 – Sycamore Drive / Sunnynook


Road intersection improvement
4 (under investigation)

 5 – Signalised mid-block crossing


5 for Sunnynook Bus Station
commuters
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School rear gate


Raised zebra crossing

 Between Tobago Place and Morton


Avenue

 Sunnynook Primary School rear gate


on Tobago Place

 Safe crossing point for school


children and parents

 Slows down vehicle speeds


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Relocating and raising zebra


crossing

 Existing crossing well-utilized by


school children

 New location provides better sight


visibility

 Directly outside kindergarten

 Slows down vehicle speeds


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Replacing refuge island with


raised zebra crossing

 Safe crossing point to get to and from


the Sunnynook Park

 School rear gate to be opened in the


near future

 Safe location for school children to


cross

 Slows down vehicle speeds


School rear gate
to be opened soon
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Sycamore Drive / Sunnynook


Road intersection

 Currently under investigation

 Key pedestrian generators in the


vicinity,
- Shopping centre
- Sunnynook Community Centre
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Signalized Midblock Crossing

 Crossing facility for pedestrians


walking to and from,
- Bus Station
- Bus stops on Sunnynook Road
- Businesses on Link Road
- Schools in the area

 Slows vehicle speeds

 Future-proofed for cycling facilities

 Removal of 3 ‘kiss and ride’ parking


spaces
Bus stops
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Next Steps
• Design and assessment underway, including consideration of
impact on travel time
• Feedback sought from Local Board
• Consultation to be carried out simultaneously as a package:
• Three school-related pedestrian improvements, and Sunnynook Bus
Station crossing.
• Expected to commence in September 2019.

• Delivery in 2019/20 financial year, subject to consultation


outcome.