Onehunga Mall and Princes Street, Onehunga – Pedestrian safety improvements Onehunga Mall and Princes Street, Onehunga – Pedestrian safety improvements

Proposal status: Feedback open until 31 August 2022

Reference number: 20100454

We’re proposing improvements in your area

Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. This location is highly used by pedestrians as Onehunga Train Station and many retail shops are nearby. The proposed changes aim to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility to the train station and nearby shops while maintaining the efficient operation of the intersection.

We are proposing to: 

  • Install a raised zebra crossing on each approach to the Onehunga Mall and Princes Street roundabout. Place a pedestrian island at the centre of each crossing to provide a safe space for pedestrians to wait before making the second stage of the crossing.
  • Upgrade the existing pedestrian islands on the Princes Street east approach.
  • Widen the footpath at each crossing point. This would result in the removal of 2 parking spaces on the Princes Street west approach.
  • Install tactile pavers at the crossing points. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
  • Install new signs and road markings to support the new crossings.
  • Relocate the mobility parking spaces on Princes Street.
  • Paint a small section of broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on the Princes Street east approach to improve visibility going into the roundabout. This would result in the removal of 2 parking spaces.

Download proposal drawing for Onehunga Mall and Princes Street (PDF 1.62MB).

The raised crossings would slow drivers to a safer speed as they enter the roundabout and make people crossing the road more visible. The raised crossing would be level to the footpath, so it is comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross.

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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.

More information

  • This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.

Onehunga: 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 Onehunga Mall and Princes 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).