Fanshawe Street Mid-block Crossing Project Fanshawe Street Mid-block Crossing Project

Proposal status: Feedback open until 30 July 2023

Auckland Transport is proposing to make a change to the location of the Fanshawe Street mid-block crossing (between Halsey Street and Nelson Street) to encourage people to cross safely.

Project status: In progress

Project zone: Central

Project overview

It is Auckland Transport’s role, as the region’s local road-controlling authority, to keep all road users safe, whether they walk, cycle, drive, scoot, or skate. Our Vision Zero approach values human life over all other benefits, like travel time-savings.

The connection between Graham Street and Fanshawe Street has improved since the completion of the stairway beside the Fidelity Life building at 136 Fanshawe Street. This has increased the number of people travelling between Victoria Street and the Waterfront Precincts which have experienced significant business and residential growth in recent years.

Many people are taking advantage of the new stairway but are crossing Fanshawe Street where there are no safety controls. In response, Auckland Transport is proposing to move the mid-block crossing to where people are now choosing to cross the road, at the bottom of the stairway at 136 Fanshawe Street.

Project details

Auckland Transport is proposing to shift the mid-block crossing from outside the BP station to the bottom of the stairway at 136 Fanshawe Street.

You can provide feedback on these proposed changes until 30 July 2023.

The proposed change is part of a series of improvements within the Hobson, Nelson and Fanshawe streets safety project.

Detailed project information

Please see the design plan for more information about the proposed changes.

Download the Fanshawe Street design plan

Benefits and impacts of the proposal

This proposal aims to address the problems identified through a series of working group meetings with key stakeholders in 2022 including:

  • Vehicles travelling above the speed limit which can make it hard for people to judge the speed and feel safe crossing the road.
  • Red light running incidents at signalised intersections and mid-block signalised crossings.

Moving the mid-block crossing would:

  • Make it safer for pedestrians crossing at 136 Fanshawe Street.
  • Improve connectivity for pedestrians travelling between Victoria Street and the Waterfront Precincts.
  • Improve road safety as wide, straight and sloping road environments can make it difficult for motorists to adhere to the speed limit.

We will endeavour to minimise any disruptions and update impacted businesses and residents if the changes go ahead.

Have your say

We are asking for your feedback on this proposal as your property, business or residence is around either the existing location or proposed, new location of the mid-block crossing.

We want you to tell us:

  • About any exceptional impacts of the proposal.
    These are major impacts that the proposal could have on people, businesses, or organisations.
  • Your suggested changes to the proposal.
    For example, how we could reduce the project's impacts, or improve the project.

Please note: Due to the importance of improving public transport and the significant benefits this project will bring to a large number of people, we will only consider cancelling the project if public feedback raises exceptional impacts that we are currently unaware of.

Give your feedback for Fanshawe Street

Public feedback closes on Sunday, 30 July 2023.

If you have difficulty completing the survey, you can call us on (09) 355 3553, and our contact centre staff will transfer you to the project team who will fill in the feedback form with you over the phone.

Please ensure you tell the contact centre you are calling in relation to the Fanshawe Street Mid-block Crossing Consultation.

If you want to talk to us

Phone: (09) 355 3553


What happens next

  • We will consider your feedback and use it to help decide the best way forward.
  • We'll prepare a report that outlines our final decisions and any changes to the proposal. If you provide your contact details, we'll notify you when the report is available.

City Centre: Safe with us

Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Fanshawe street are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).