Waitemata Safe Routes update

23 March 2018 Waitemata Safe Routes – update This is the second newsletter for the new start. In this edition: Working through the Technical Review  Boffa Miskell engaging with the community  Community Liaison Groups update  Stormwater issues and restoring original kerbs at Surrey Richmond intersection  Auckland Transport contacts for the project […]

23 March 2018

Waitemata Safe Routes – update
This is the second newsletter for the new start. In this edition:
Working through the Technical Review
 Boffa Miskell engaging with the community
 Community Liaison Groups update
 Stormwater issues and restoring original kerbs at Surrey Richmond intersection
 Auckland Transport contacts for the project

Working through the Technical Review
The project has become complex and only partially complete because of the need to pause the delivery until the technical review is completed.
This understandably has caused a level of dissatisfaction and frustration amongst residents and road users. Concerns have been raised about parking, safety when crossing streets and access. Rather than addressing matters in a piecemeal fashion and ending up with a number of bitty compromises, we ask for your patience while we complete the review so we
can deliver an integrated solution that meets the agreed needs and objectives of the project.

This will require patience until this process has run its course. The end result will be a better outcome for community and is more likely to be much more efficient and safer.

Boffa Miskell engaging with the community
External consultants Boffa Miskell is leading the review process for all roads and retail areas.  Their scope also includes engaging with residents, businesses, school principals and other community groups.

You may have already seen the team at the Grey Lynn Markets and outside the West Lynn shops talking to people and getting their views.
They are also hosting a drop-in day for people to meet them and discuss their concerns. If you want to meet with Boffa Miskell send an email to *address safe from spam* with your contact details and they will be in touch.

Resident’s survey
The survey was recently delivered to approximately 1750 households. We are keen to get your feedback, which you can do by going online to https://at.govt.nz/projectsroadworks/grey-lynn-arch-hill-westmere-improvements/route-1-surrey-crescent-to-garnetroad/
Multiple members of a household can enter the survey online. Feedback closes Friday 6
April. Your inputs will help our designers to make better decisions to meet the needs of the community.

Community Liaison Groups (CLGs) update
The second meeting of the CLGs took place on the 16th and 19th of March at Auckland Transport’s office. Future meetings are to be held in Grey Lynn, a venue is still to be confirmed.
The community have asked us for more about the members and the CLGs.
The CLG process is the mechanism for AT and its technical experts to provide feedback and updates to the community through the representation of the members. About twenty people, comprised of residents, local businesses, schools, the Garnet Road Occupy Movement, walk, and cycling interests and members of the Waitemata Local Board attend the CLGs.

Our consultants Boffa Miskell, Beca, and MR Cagney also attend. Minutes from the CLGs will be posted on the project’s AT webpage.

Once again, there are two Community Liaison Groups:

One group represents Richmond Road and the West Lynn Village
The other group represents the residents, businesses and schools on the Surrey Crescent/Old Mill/Garnet Road route.

Stormwater issues at the Richmond Road shops
Beca have been looking closely at stormwater issues in the Richmond Road shops. They have a plan to fix the problem and if you are interested in seeing the drawings or chatting to someone about it, please contact us. The stormwater fix is an early intervention before winter and is required to stop getting wet feet when walking to some of the shops on Richmond Road.

Restoring original kerbs at Surrey Richmond intersection
Although we are keen that the project does not proceed piecemeal, we do however need to make an interim change by reinstating the intersection of Richmond and Surrey to what it used to be and move the kerbs to their previous positions. Safety considerations have been impacted and there are also congestion issues at the intersection. The project team is also
taking a close look at the intersection to address turning movements and pedestrian crossing. Dempsey Wood will start in early April 2018.
Auckland Transport contacts for the project If you have a question about the CLGs, its members and process, email
*address safe from spam*

Any issues that relate to design or construction along both routes should be logged via the email *address safe from spam*
This ensures your concern is logged and tracked.
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