Grey Street, Onehunga - New footpath Grey Street, Onehunga - New footpath

Proposal status: closed 5 December 2018

Reference number: FP1819-001

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to install a new footpath on Grey Street, Onehunga. The proposal includes kerb narrowing to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians.

This proposal is part of our footpath programme, which aims to improve pedestrian accessibility all over Auckland.

Download the proposal drawing for Grey Street (PDF 517KB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to complete a gap in the existing network. A new continuous path will remove the need to cross the road twice to continue walking on the northern side of the street, enabling safer walking journeys in the area.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the new pedestrian facilities.
  • Please also consider a footpath leading from the Grey Street entrance to Jellicoe Park to the playground and pool. Footpaths inside parks fall outside the jurisdiction of Auckland Transport, as we only provide footpaths along the public road. You can put this request in with Auckland Council instead by calling 09 301 0101.
  • Could there also be some bins installed? Visitors leave rubbish because the other bins are always full and too far. This request needs to be sent to Auckland Council. Please call 09 301 0101 to put in your request.
  • Can we get an additional streetlight? It gets dark at night. A streetlighting plan is not a part of this design, but we have passed your feedback on to the streetlights team within AT.
  • Is it possible to add adding a pedestrian crossing or speed calming? The main goal of this project is to provide the new footpath. A new crossing is currently not part of the design. Your feedback has been passed on to the appropriate team within AT for their consideration.
  • I really like the footpath, but there are often events in the park attracting many cars. I'm afraid the kerb narrowing will make the roads clog up. Providing additional pedestrian links will increase access to the park by walking and public transport. This will give eventgoers the option of avoiding this congestion altogether. Kerb realigning as shown will have a negligible effect on traffic congestion as no bottleneck points are being created. The corner kerb buildout is needed due to the property boundary between the park and the road reserve restricting where we can locate the footpath.
  • The intersection of Grey and Selwyn Street is dangerous through car traffic going at fairly high speed. Last year an accident with two cars had one car spinning through our fence. Would there be possibility of a flat roundabout? Your suggestion for a flat roundabout at Grey Street/Selwin Street is outside of the scope for this project but will be passed along to the appropriate team within AT for consideration

Next steps

This work will happen before the end of June 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.

Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.