Hingaia Road and Oakland Road, Papakura – Safety Upgrades Hingaia Road and Oakland Road, Papakura – Safety Upgrades

Proposal status: Feedback open until 19 May 2023

Reference number: 20100649  

We're proposing improvements in your area

We are proposing to upgrade Hingaia and Oakland Road intersection by providing pedestrian safety facilities in the area. This is in response to concerns raised by nearby schools, particularly ACG Strathallan, about the safety of students when crossing the road.

We are proposing to:

  • Install traffic signals at the intersection of Hingaia Road and Oakland Road to guarantee priority to crossing cyclists and pedestrians, especially school children.
  • Install a signalised pedestrian crossing on Hingaia Road adjacent to Hingaia Park where more pedestrians, especially children are expected to cross and access the park. This part of the proposal is funded by Auckland Council Parks.
  • Extend the foot and cycle paths. It is proposed to follow the existing arrangement where the cycle path is separated from the footpath by mountable kerbs.
  • Extend the kerb and add rain gardens to allow proper stormwater drainage.
  • Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) along the new kerb make it easier for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to see each other, and to facilitate traffic flows. This work is formalising the no parking restrictions on Hingaia Road and parts of Oakland Road that currently have very low parking demands and where it is unsuitable or unsafe for parking.
  • Install bus stops and shelters outside 239 and 257 Hingaia Road and Oakland Road to support existing and future bus services.
  • Apply high friction surfacing on Hingaia Road on both approaches to the pedestrian crossing to improve safety.
  • Paint new road markings and install advance warning signage and a driver feedback sign so oncoming motorists know they are approaching a crossing and should slow down.

Download the proposal drawing for Hingaia and Oakland Road (PDF 2MB)

We want to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes would:

  • Prioritise the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, especially school children who are trying to cross the road.
  • Encourage drivers to slow down and take extra care when approaching the intersection and crossing.

Give your feedback for Hingaia Road and Oakland Road

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.

Papakura: 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 Hingaia Road and Oakland 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).