Kahika Rd, Birkdale - New footpath Kahika Rd, Birkdale - New footpath

Consultation status: closed 26 March 2018

Proposal reference: FP1617-031

We are proposing to install a new footpath outside number 10 Kahika Road, on the western side.

View the consultation drawing for Kahika Road (PDF 1MB) 

The project is part of a region-wide programme to improve safety, connectivity and accessibility for pedestrians. The project fills a gap in the local footpath network.


The proposal received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

  • Concern about the overhanging tree outside number 17 and suggestion that this should be trimmed back and concerns about the removal of trees degrading the natural habitat. The comments regarding the overhanging tree have been passed to maintenance to be investigated and efforts will be made to minimise the impact on the trees when installing the new footpath.
  • Suggestion that there is already a generous enough footpath on the other side of the road. Auckland Transport is working towards improving pedestrian accessibility and network connectivity. Providing footpaths on both sides of the road in urban areas is consistent with this policy requirement.
  • Additional works including a request to remove the Karaka tree outside 17 Kahika Road as the kernels are toxic for dogs. This request is out of scope for this proposal which focuses on a new footpath on Kahika Road, Birkdale. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please fill in a feedback form or report a problem to be fixed.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all affected residents prior to construction work.