Vauxhall Road and Tainui Road, Devonport – Pedestrian Safety Improvements Vauxhall Road and Tainui Road, Devonport – Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Proposal status: Feedback open until 24 November 2022

Reference number: 20100383

We're proposing improvements in your area

We’ve received feedback from the community that many people speed along Vauxhall Road and Tainui Road, so we are proposing some safety improvements to reduce speeds and create a safer intersection. As part of these works, we are also proposing some improvements to the nearby bus stops.

We are proposing to:

  • Raise the intersection of Vauxhall Road and Tainui Road.This includes raising the existing zebra crossing at #85 Vauxhall Road.
  • Upgrade the pedestrian island on Tainui Road intersection into a zebra crossing on the newly raised intersection.
  • Widen the footpath on the corner of Tainui Road and Vauxhall Road.
  • Install tactile pavers at all road crossing points to help visually impaired people find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
  • Relocate the southern bound bus stop at #62 Vauxhall Road slightly further south to keep the bus clear of power poles and driveways.
  • Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at any time) near the bus stops to make it easier for buses to pull into and out of the bus stops.
  • Paint broken yellow lines at the intersection to improve safety and visibility of pedestrians.

Download the proposal drawing for Vauxhall Road and Tainui Road (PDF 646KB)

These trials support Tamaki Makaurau's commitment to Vision Zero, an ambitious transport safety vision, with the goal of no death or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050.This approach acknowledges that as people we all make mistakes, however a mistake should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads. It’s also an approach that values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles. It is about caring for more vulnerable road users like people walking or cycling, children and the elderly. Vision Zero is the international benchmark for transport safety.

  • Slow motorists to a safer speed
  • Improve visibility between motorists approaching the intersection
  • Raise pedestrians crossing the road to be at eye-level of approaching motorists, making them easier to see.

These improvements would remove 10 on-street parking spaces near the intersection to improve visibility. We acknowledge this can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking as much as possible.

Give your feedback for Vauxhall Road and Tainui Road

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

We anticipate construction for this project to begin at the end of 2023. Until then, we'll keep you updated on any changes, and we'll contact you again with more information closer to the time.

Devonport: Safe with us

These trials support Tāmaki Makaurau’s commitment to Vision Zero, an ambitious transport safety vision, with the goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. This approach acknowledges that as people we all make mistakes, however a mistake should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads. It’s also an approach that values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles. It is about caring for more vulnerable road users like people walking or cycling, children and the elderly. Vision Zero is the international benchmark for transport safety.