St George Street & Kolmar Road, Papatoetoe - Intersection improvements St George Street & Kolmar Road, Papatoetoe - Intersection improvements

Proposal status: Feedback open until 15 July 2022

Reference number: NOP2021-008

We're proposing improvements in your area

As part of our work to keep Aucklanders moving, we are proposing improvements to the St George Street and Kolmar Road intersection.

We are proposing to:

  • Remove the existing slip lane, pedestrian island and zebra crossing at 76 St George Street. The pedestrian island is the small triangular area where pedestrians must wait in the middle of the road before crossing Kolmar Road.
  • Extend the crossing for pedestrians at traffic lights across the width of Kolmar Road so that people can cross the road in one journey.
  • Widen the kerb along Kolmar Road at 76 St George Street. This will involve repainting the broken yellow lines.
  • Install tactile yellow pavers at each road crossing point. Tactile Pavers are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
  • Paint new road markings to accompany the changes.
  • Paint green boxes on the road where cyclists can safely wait for lights to change at the intersection.

Download the proposal drawing for St George Street & Kolmar Road (PDF 2.47MB).

How this will benefit your neighbourhood

Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. The proposed changes aim to improve safety of the intersection.

To cross Kolmar Road pedestrians must cross a zebra crossing and a crossing with traffic lights. Our proposal to remove the slip lane and extend the crossing with traffic lights turns two journeys, into one.

The proposed tactile pavers and sloped sections of footpath both aim to make Papatoetoe town centre a more pedestrian friendly area, where everyone can travel around safely and more easily.

Give your feedback

Next steps

  • 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.

Papatoetoe: Safe with us

Auckland Transport wants to make our roads safe for everyone: for people walking and cycling, people driving, and especially for our kids and senior citizens. Projects like this one at the St George Street and Kolmar Road intersection 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).