Hendry Avenue, Hillsborough - Safety improvements Hendry Avenue, Hillsborough - Safety improvements

Proposal status: Feedback closed

Reference number: MIP2122-028

Proposal outcome

In November 2022, we proposed upgrades to Hendry Avenue in Hillsborough to improve the South Western Cycleway Link and make the road safer for everyone. After investigating all community feedback, the work will proceed as proposed.

These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.

What happens next

We anticipate the changes will be constructed in March 2023 and completed by June 2023.

Community feedback

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to our consultation. We have received a significant amount of feedback from the community. You can now view a summary of the feedback we received, and our responses.

Download the feedback report for Hendry Avenue, Hillsborough – Cycling Safety Improvements (PDF 670KB).

We’re proposing improvements in your area

In response to requests from the community, the Puketāpapa local board, and our own investigations, we are proposing upgrades to Hendry Avenue to improve the Southwestern Cycleway link and make the road safer for everyone.

We are proposing to

  • Raise a section of the road at the corner outside 15 Hendry Avenue. This would encourage lower speeds as drivers approach the corner where the Southwestern cycleway joins Hendry Avenue.
  • Install cyclist and pedestrian crossing facilities on the raised corner.
  • Install new, or upgrade the existing, speed bumps outside 19B, 27, 39, 65, 77, 95, 107 Hendry Avenue. They will have flat space on either side for cyclists to bypass the bump.
  • Reconstruct the footpath outside 43 Hendry Avenue.
  • Install a wide, flat speed bump outside 47 Hendry Avenue.
  • Add a STOP control to the intersection of Stephen Lysnar Place and Hendry Avenue.
  • Install a new raised zebra crossing on Hendry Avenue at the Queenstown Road intersection. This raised crossing will have both cyclist and pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • Paint both pedestrian and cyclist crossing markings onto the existing speed bump on Queenstown Road at the intersection.
  • Upgrade the footpath into a shared pedestrian and cycle path near the Queenstown Road and Hendry Avenue intersection.
  • Install two new bus stops outside 20 Queenstown Road and 7 Queenstown Road. This would include a bus shelter outside 20 Queenstown Road.
  • Resurface the road from 17 Hendry Avenue to the intersection with Queenstown Road.
  • Paint green road-markings on sections of Hendry Avenue to make the Southwestern Cycleway clearer.
  • Install tactile pavers at all road crossing points. These are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
  • Install new signs and paint new road markings to support the changes.

 Download proposal drawings for Hendry Avenue (PDF 2.27MB)

Our proposal aims to improve safety on Hendry Avenue by making the Southwestern Cycleway clearer for cyclists with green road markings and encouraging lower speeds by installing raised crossings and speed bumps. Lower speeds will make Hendry Avenue safer for everyone, whether they are driving, walking, running, or cycling.

To improve visibility on corners and at the crossings, these upgrades would require removing 29 parking spaces. We understand this can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking as much as possible while still improving safety on Hendry Avenue.

This proposal is partially funded by the Auckland regional fuel tax.

Give your feedback

What happens next

  • We’ll consider 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.

 Hillsborough: Safe with us

We want to make our roads safe for everyone regardless of how they are travelling. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety. Projects like this one on Hendry Avenue are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads.