Kalmia Street, Ellerslie – Pedestrian safety improvements Kalmia Street, Ellerslie – Pedestrian safety improvements

Proposal status: Feedback open until 4 March 2022

Reference number: 10100468

We're proposing improvements in your area

As part of our work to keep Aucklanders moving, we are planning to improve pedestrian safety on Kalmia Street.

We are proposing to:

  • Install a zebra crossing at the bend on Kalmia Street, outside of Ellerslie Train Station. The zebra crossing will have pedestrian refuge islands at its approach closest to the train station. Refuge islands are platforms that protect pedestrians from oncoming traffic while they are waiting to cross. We will install new streetlighting to ensure that the crossing is visible for drivers during low light conditions. 
  • Install two sets of four speed cushions on either side of the new zebra crossing. Speed cushions are small, raised bumps positioned in the centre of the traffic lane. As this project is in an industrial area, we chose speed cushions as they are easier to travel over for larger vehicles, while also reducing high driver speeds.
  • Install new signage to support both the new zebra crossing and new speed cushions on Kalmia Street.

Download the proposal drawing for Kalmia Street. (PDF 1.64MB)

The local community has asked us to improve pedestrian safety on Kalmia Street. These changes will provide pedestrians, especially schoolchildren, with a safer place to cross the road and access Ellerslie School, Ellerslie Train Station, and other amenities off Kalmia Street. The speed cushions on either side of the bend will ensure that vehicles slow down to an appropriate speed and stop if required at the new zebra crossing.  

Give your feedback for Kalmia Street

If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details 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.

Ellerslie: 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 Kalmia 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).