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2 July 2021
[FYI request #15715 email]
Kia ora Damian
The information you requested – CAS-385494-L7K4W9
Thank you for your request for information dated 8 June 2021 about Mount Wellington
a) what was the methodology used? If there is a policy/procedure/guideline that would
be helpful, otherwise a written description of the process used including any
quantitative or qualitative components.
A traffic survey was carried out to check pedestrian demand at the project location (Mount
Wel ington Highway / SH1 southbound onramp). Two cameras were installed by the
surveyor and pedestrian activity was recorded during a week day and on Saturday. A list of
all pedestrian counts was prepared/produced along with the time when they crossed.
b) where else is this methodology used in Auckland, New Zealand and/or worldwide?
This is a very common method used in Auckland to carry out pedestrian demand survey.
c) how this methodology compares to that used to estimate vehicle demands?
Particularly in reference to margin of error or accuracy.
This pedestrian survey was carried out onsite with cameras so that real pedestrian activity
can be recorded. In terms of accuracy, it records pedestrian activity as it happens, so it
provides an accurate pedestrian count for the time period when the survey is carried out.
d) al documents relating to the methodology used for this project (NOP1819-012b)
including (although not limited to) research, data capture and surveys undertaken.
I have attached a copy of the pedestrian survey data.
e) what level of demand would be required in this area to initiate "improvements to
pedestrian connections in the future"?
At the project location, the main reason to not include a pedestrian crossing across Mount
Wel ington Highway was the lack of existing footpath. We have an investigation in progress
to install a signalised crossing across Mount Wel ington Highway (near the northbound
onramp). We also have plans to start an investigation for providing crossing facilities at the
nearby intersection of Mount Wellington Highway/Sylvia Park Road. We are aiming to
complete this investigation in the current financial year FY21-22.
Should you believe that we have not responded appropriately to your request, you are able
to make a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman in accordance with section 27(3) of the
LGOIMA Act, and seek an investigation and review in regard to this matter.
Acting Group Manager
Mt Wellington Interchange - Peds Survey (Sep 2018)