Green Lane East, Greenlane – Signalised Crossing Green Lane East, Greenlane – Signalised Crossing

Proposal status: Feedback open until 13 December 2021

Reference number: NOP2122-005

Proposal update

We’re working on finalising the design. We’ll update you again when we have a confirmed timeline for construction.

We advised you that these changes were scheduled to be implemented before June 2023. However, we are still finalising the design, so the works will be done at a later time. We will let you know when we have a precise construction date and if there are any design changes.

Proposal outcome

In November 2021, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety on Green Lane East, Greenlane. These changes will provide a safe place for people to cross this busy five-lane wide, arterial road to access local shops, food outlets and Green Lane Train Station. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.

What happens next

We anticipate the changes will be constructed in the 2022/23 financial year, before June 2023. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.

Community feedback

Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. Those who were in favour of the raised, signalised crossing stated that it would provide a safer place to cross Green Lane East, improve access to local amenities and saving them time when trying to cross here. A summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them, is below.


  • Concern that this proposal will increase congestion on Green Lane East, as it is in close proximity to the Green Lane roundabout and the raised crossing will advise drivers to travel over it at 25km/h.

The proposed signalised pedestrian crossing is not expected to increase congestion on Green Lane East due to the short traffic signal phase needed for this crossing. This is confirmed in the traffic modelling undertaken when designing the proposal. The 25km/h sign is an advisory sign specifically for travel over the raised crossing and not a speed limit sign for this section of road. A reduced speed at the crossing is necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians when using this crossing.

  • Concern that the crossing will exacerbate congestion which will increase the commuting time for drivers and back traffic up onto the motorway.

The proposed pedestrian crossing is not expected to increase commuting time for drivers nor exacerbate congestion due to the short traffic light phase required, which will only be activated when a pedestrian pushes the button to cross. This is confirmed in traffic modelling undertaken. The proposal is therefore not expected to worsen traffic queues back onto the interchange. It should be noted that the proposed crossing is also staggered, with a median island in the middle. This means that whilst one side of the road is stopped the other is still moving, so that the whole 5 lanes of traffic are not stopped at one time to wait for pedestrians to cross. Pedestrians will cross the road in a two-step process, which will mitigate any stresses on the network by reducing the amount of time that vehicles are stopped for.

  • Concern that by raising the crossing it will create an arterial choke point on the road.

The raised crossing is specifically designed to increase safety of pedestrians crossing, whilst also ensuring that the efficiency of Green Late East is maintained as a busy arterial route. Auckland Transport does not anticipate that the raised table crossing will create an arterial choke point on the road.

  • Concern that the proposal is in close proximity to the Z station, which is busy, and will increase congestion and make it difficult for drivers to access the Z Station.

The proposal aims to improve pedestrian connectivity on Green Lane East and specifically provide access to the Greenlane Train Station, hence the proposed location is considered ideal. The proposal is not expected to increase congestion on Green Lane East due to the short pedestrian phase on the traffic lights, which will only be activated when there is pedestrian pushes the button to cross. Therefore, this proposal is expected to have little impact on vehicles wanting to access the Z Station.

  • Concern that this is a bad location for the bus stop as it will increase traffic congestion, as traffic will stop for the bus.

The proposed bus stop location will provide better connectivity for pedestrians heading towards Greenlane Train Station, as the next closest bus stop travelling from Greenlane is situated outside of no.175 Green Lane West which does not provide sufficient connectivity. Due to the relatively low number of buses that will be stopping at this bus stop it is only expected to have a minor impact.

Bus stop

  • Concern that the bus stop location is unsafe, as it is before a left-hand turn corner and in the middle of a major transit route.

Auckland Transport believes that the bus stop is considered to be positioned at a safe location and that clear lines of sight between busses, pedestrians and traffic have been ensured.

  • Concern that the bus stop location will temporarily block one of the two feed lanes onto the SH1.

Buses using this bus stop for a short duration of time and are unlikely to cause an adverse impact on the traffic congestion and network optimisation.

Public transport related requests

  • Request for a westbound bus stop to also be installed, to make it easier for people to transfer from trains to busses.

The westbound bus stop has been investigated as an option by Auckland Transport, but due to site constraints (such as intervisibility between the bus stop and the proposed crossing, safety, and operation issues) it has been determined to be not a viable option at this stage.

  • Request for a bus stop to be installed closer to Green Lane Train Station, for people to easily connect between public transport services.

One of the main purposes of the proposal is to improve connectivity for pedestrians crossing from the proposed bus stop location to Greenlane Train Station. There is a new kerb ramp crossing on Marewa Road that provides pedestrians with a safer place to cross when heading towards the new signalised crossing from the bus stop. Moving the bus stop any closer to Green Lane East Train Station will adversely affect the operation of the Greenlane interchange, and this location was chosen as it is the most optimal for safety, connectivity, and operational reasons.

  • Request for public transport operating hours to be extended for those who do shift work.

Thank you for your request, we will share this feedback with our AT Metro team with respect to bus and train scheduling.

Existing pedestrian crossing

  • Concern that this proposal is not necessary as there is an existing pedestrian crossing in close proximity that people can use.

The proposed pedestrian crossing has been recommended at this location based on identified pedestrian desire lines of pedestrians accessing the Greenlane Train Station and the immediate retail, business, and residential amenities. Providing safe access for pedestrians of all abilities is important to Auckland Transport and Aucklanders alike, and the existing pedestrian crossing is considered too far away for pedestrians wanting to access Greenlane Train Station and local amenities.

  • Request for the existing pedestrian crossing 250m west of the proposed to have a countdown timer installed, as it is a major travelling route for primary and intermediate school pupils.

The countdown timer is only suitable at intersections with exclusive pedestrian crossings, and therefore not appropriate for the signalised intersection on Great South Road.

Crossing design

  • Request for the crossing to be paired so that pedestrians and cyclists can use it, as there is already a cycle lane on Green Lane East. If the crossing was paired cyclists would not have to use the Great South Road, Green Lane East intersection crossing which is unsafe.

Thank you for your request. A paired crossing is not suitable at this location as there is no shared path on the other side of the crossing for pedestrians and cyclists to safely share. However, we will ensure that the crossing is wide enough to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists.

  • Concern that this proposal encourages pedestrians to cross a busy and dangerous road, especially for school children.

The proposed raised and signalised pedestrian crossing is intended to provide a more direct and safe crossing point for pedestrians, including for school children. The raised crossing is specifically designed to ensure vehicle speeds are reduced at the crossing and the traffic lights will ensure that vehicles stop and give way to pedestrians crossing, providing a controlled crossing point for pedestrians to use. Clear lines of sight between pedestrians and drivers are also maintained, ensuring pedestrians are safe when crossing this busy 5 lane-wide road.


  • Request for safer pedestrian crossings to be installed across Nolan Street and Marewa Road, as cars travel down these streets at high speeds to access the motorway.

Both Nolan Street and Marewa Road have existing speed calming features intended to reduce vehicle speeds on these roads. In addition, this proposal does involve upgrading the kerb ramp crossing at the intersection of Nolan Street and Green Lane East, and installing a new kerb ramp crossing at the intersection of Marewa Road and Green Lane East. The new kerb ramp crossings will reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians and improve the visibility of pedestrians crossing here for drivers, alerting them to reduce their speed when entering Nolan Street and Marewa Road.

  • Request for more trees to be planted in the area.

Thank you for your request. Landscaping and any additional vegetation will be considered in the detailed design stage of this proposal.


  • Suggestion to install an underpass from Green Lane Train Station to the opposite side of Green Lane East.

At this stage, an underpass has not been considered because a low-cost solution is considered to be a more appropriate and economic approach to providing a safe pedestrian crossing at this location.

We're proposing improvements in your area

We are installing a signalised crossing on a raised table in Green Lane East, Greenlane. This will give pedestrians a safer place to cross and lower vehicle speeds in the area.

We are proposing to:

  • Install a signalised crossing on Green Lane East. This crossing will have traffc lights and a timer showing the time left to safely cross. The crossing will also have tactile pavers on either side. These are yellow paving markers that help visually impaired people find crossings and cross roads safely.
  • The crossing will also have a new, Swedish-style raised table. This is a flat, wide speed bump with a gentler exit that gives drivers and passengers smoother rides.
  • Install a new bus stop with a bus shelter before the turn off for Marewa Road. This will give pedestrians a safe place to wait for the bus. We will extend the kerb and rebuild the footpath as part of this installation.
  • Install signage and paint road markings to alert drivers of the new crossing.

Download the proposal drawing for Green Lane East. (PDF, 4.26MB)

Give your feedback for Green Lane East

AT would like to work with you to make roads in your neighbourhood safer. The changes we're suggesting will improve pedestrian safety on Green Lane East by:

  • Giving people a safe place to cross this busy, five-lane wide arterial road.
  • Improve safe access to local shops, food outlets, and Greenlane Train Station.

The new bus stop on Green Lane East will improve travel network links across Auckland.

You can download and print our feedback form template to send us your feedback by post. Fill in your details and send it as freepost using the address details provided on the form.

What happens next

  • We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
  • We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
  • We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.

More information

This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax.

Greenlane: 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 Green Lane East 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).