Litten Road zebra crossing upgrade Litten Road zebra crossing upgrade

Proposal status: Feedback open until 19 December 2023

Reference number: 20100610

Were proposing improvements in your area

There is a high pedestrian demand originating from 2 schools in the area, Howick College and Cockle Bay School, as well as the nearby local shops, Paparoa Park, and a rugby club. The proposed changes will encourage slower speeds and improve pedestrian safety, especially for children using Litten Road.

We’re proposing to upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing outside 9 Litten Road to a raised zebra crossing.

Were proposing to:

  • Install a raised platform: a speed bump that is flat and wide, with a gradual slope at one end. This makes it more comfortable for larger vehicles and their passengers, such as buses and people using public transport.
  • Rebuild the footpath near the crossing.
  • Add new tactile pavers, which are yellow paving markers that guide people to the crossing and safely across the road.
  • Add a pedestrian island in the middle of the raised crossing, to break up the journey and help make it safer to cross the road.
  • Relocated signs and kerb line.

Download the proposal drawing for Litten Road (PDF 1.76MB)

Give your feedback for Litten Road

Project benefits

This project aims to improve safety and visibility. We want to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes would:

  • Slow motorists to a safer speed.
  • Raise pedestrians crossing the road, especially children, to the eye level of approaching motorists, making them easier to see.
  • Make it more comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross the road, as the crossing is level with the footpath.

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 funded by the Auckland regional fuel tax.

Howick: 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 Litten Road 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).