Great North Road, Western Springs – Midblock crossing Great North Road, Western Springs – Midblock crossing

Proposal status: Feedback closed 12 June 2020, last updated 17 July 2020.

Reference number: CSFM1.10

In May 2020, we proposed changes in your area

To support high pedestrian demand and improve safety, we proposed to install a new crossing with traffic lights on Great North Road, Western Springs.

Download the proposal drawing for Great North Road (PDF 1.7MB)

Focus on road safety - Community Safety Fund

This proposal is supported by the Community Safety Fund which is a $20 million programme focused on tackling road safety concerns raised by the community. Auckland Transport is partnering with the Albert-Eden Local Board and Ward Councillor to deliver this project, which is part of more than 80 locally funded safety improvement projects across Auckland.

Western Springs: 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 Great North Road 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).

Proposal outcome

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council is implementing an Emergency Budget which will reduce AT’s capital and operating budgets. This could mean this project is delayed. We will be in touch with you once we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Once the budget is confirmed, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning before being implemented.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.

Community feedback

  • Full support for crossing, it appears a well thought out proposal.
    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We hope the new crossing will make this road safer for people to cross.
  • Request for bike lane to be implemented.
    Auckland Transport are currently undertaking a number of projects on arterial roads such as Great North Road which will look at ways to improve movement for public transport as well as increasing safety for active modes of travel such as cycling and walking. It is anticipated that consultation with Local Boards, residents, and businesses will form part of the design process. This will enable these projects to deliver an improved road safety environment which meets the needs of local residents and visitors. As these projects are currently at the early stages, we have no detailed timescales on when consultation will be available, nor when any changes will occur.

Next steps

We will be in touch with you once we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. Once funding is secured, our contractors will send notices to residents or businesses affected by works 48 hours before the work starts.