286 Great South Road, Manurewa - Pedestrian improvements 286 Great South Road, Manurewa - Pedestrian improvements

Proposal status: Feedback closed 15 October 2020

Reference number: RSU1920-160

Proposal outcome

In February 2022, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety and slow high driver speeds on Great South Road, Manurewa. In 2019 a fatal accident at this location highlighted the need for safer crossing points on Great South Road, especially to provide safer access to Te Mahia Train Station. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.

What happens next

We anticipate the changes will be constructed in the next 2022/23 financial year. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.

Community feedback

Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. Respondents who support the proposal stated that the changes would increase pedestrian safety on Great South Road, Manurewa.


Proposal update 

In October 2020 we consulted with you on our proposal to improve pedestrian safety on Great South Road. The proposal’s design has now been updated to further increase pedestrian safety and slow high driver speeds in the area. Click the button on this page to give us your feedback on the updated design.

We are now proposing to: 

  • Install a signalised raised crossing at 286 Great South Road. This is a traffic-light controlled crossing with a wide, flat speed bump, which is more comfortable for all vehicles to travel over. This crossing will be paired, meaning it will be suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists to use.  
  • Install new footpaths on either side of the raised crossing to make it a flush surface and ensure drivers can clearly see people waiting to cross. Tactile pavers will also be installed on either side of the crossing. These are yellow and green guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road. 
  • Paint road markings to introduce bus stops at 301 and 288 Great South Road. A new footpath will be installed over the grass berm at 301 to support the bus stop, along with signage at both locations.  
  • Paint new broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on both sides of Great South Road, removing approximately 12 on-street parking spaces. The broken yellow lines will provide greater visibility between pedestrians and approaching vehicles and accommodate new bus stops. We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking as much as possible.
  • Install new signage and street-lighting at 286 and 305 to support the new crossing facility.  

Download the proposal drawing 2 for 286 Great South Road, Manurewa (PDF 1.47 MB).

In 2019 a fatal accident at this location highlighted the need for safer crossing points on Great South Road, especially for easier access to Te Mahia Train Station. The design that we consulted with you on in 2020 has been revised to further increase pedestrian safety.

The new proposed crossing is raised, meaning that drivers will have to slow down when approaching the crossing, providing a safer place for people to cross this busy road. The crossing is also traffic controlled with a push button on both sides of the road that turn the traffic lights to red, stopping drivers so people can safely cross the road. The proposed location for the crossing is where the crossing demand for pedestrians is highest, increasing safe access to local amenities and Te Mahia Train Station. 

You can also mail us your feedback. Download and print our feedback form and fill it out with your information. Then, send it to us freepost using the address on the form.

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. 
  • A consultation on a nearby proposal is now open. We are proposing to install a raised zebra crossing at 237 Great South Road. You can find more information on this page

We're proposing changes in your area

Aucklanders have told us that moving around our region safely and easily is important to them, so we are proposing some improvements to your area.

We propose to install a new pedestrian crossing with a separated cycle and pedestrian crossing area outside 286 Great South Road, Manurewa.

The changes we are proposing: 

  • Installing a new traffic light crossing with separate walkways for cyclist and people to cross.
  • Painting new broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on both sides of the road which will remove approximately 7 parking spaces.

The need for safer crossing points on Great South Road was highlighted to help give people easier access to Te Mahia Station. The proposed changes aim to provide a formal and clear crossing facility which prioritises people on foot and on bikes. The crossing has been placed where the demand is highest in order to raise driver awareness and to establish a safer road environment for all road users.

Download the proposal drawing for 286 Great South Road, Manurewa (PDF 277KB).

What happens next

We'll listen to 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 project is funded by the Regional Fuel Tax.
  • This project is just one of a number of pedestrian safety improvements currently being considered across Auckland, ultimately aimed at creating a safer road network for all road users.

Manurewa: 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 Great South 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).