Rishworth Ave, Stanmore Bay - New footpath Rishworth Ave, Stanmore Bay - New footpath

Consultation status: closed 14 March 2018

Proposal reference: FP1617-029

We are proposing to install a new footpath on Rishworth Avenue in Stanmore Bay. This proposal includes additional pedestrian facilities, retaining walls and some parking restrictions.

View the consultation drawing for Rishworth Ave (PDF 8.3MB)

Why the changes are needed

It is part of a region-wide pedestrian safety programme and aims to improve walking connections to Whangaparaoa Road and the Whangaparaoa Town Centre.


The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed with minor changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

  • Requests to widen the existing cut-throughs in the pedestrian refuge islands approaching the roundabout on Wade River Road and Rishworth Avenue. We will modify the design to ensure that the gaps in the pedestrian refuge islands are of a sufficient width and pedestrians can safely wait when crossing. In addition, we will ensure that the tactiles are consistent with Auckland Transport Code of Practice standards to assist the visually impaired.
  • Request to alter the design of the footpath. We received a request for the footpath to travel in a straight line across the reserve in front of properties 9 to 1 on the corner of Wade River Road and Rishworth Avenue, ending at a crossing point with a pedestrian refuge island further along Wade River Road. This proposal is aimed at improving pedestrian facilities on Rishworth Avenue and at the roundabout on Wade River Road. By following the alignment of the road along Rishworth Avenue the proposed footpath connects directly to crossing points at the roundabout allowing for improved pedestrian access to other existing footpaths and connecting roads
  • Requests for additional works such as:
    • broken yellow line parking restrictions on Rishworth Avenue to improve driver and pedestrian visibility.
    • installing speed calming measures to address concerns over the speed of vehicles travelling along Rishworth Avenue.

These requests are out of scope for this proposal which focuses on a new pedestrian footpath on Rishworth Avenue. 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 before July 2018, subject to further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.