Wickman Way and Tennessee Avenue, Māngere East – Safety Improvements Wickman Way and Tennessee Avenue, Māngere East – Safety Improvements

Proposal status: Feedback open until 18 June 2023

Reference number: SSM2122-017

We're proposing improvements in your area

To improve pedestrian safety and promote safer speed, we’re proposing changes in Māngere East on Wickman Way near Southern Cross Campus and Te Kura Māori o Ngā Tapuwae, and on Tennessee Avenue where we have observed high speeds. This proposal aims to slow speeds and provide safe crossing locations for all pedestrians, especially tamariki.

Outside 18 Wickman Way, we are proposing to:

  • Raise the existing signalised crossing. This is a crossing with traffic lights where pedestrians must press a button and wait for traffic to stop before they cross instead of white zebra lines.
  • Install tactile pavers at the crossing. These are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
  • Install new road markings and signage.
  • Widen the footpath near the crossing.

Download the proposal drawing for Wickman Way (PDF 1.9MB)

Outside 43 Tennessee Avenue, we are proposing to:

  • Build a raised zebra crossing.
  • Install new tactile pavers at the crossing.
  • Widen the existing pedestrian refuge island.
  • Install new road markings and signage. These include new broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to ensure motorists can see pedestrians waiting to cross. This would result in the removal of 1 parking space. 

Download proposal drawing for Tennessee Avenue (PDF 636KB)

This project aims to improve pedestrian safety as it would:

  • Slow drivers to a safer speed around the crossing points.
  • Raise pedestrians, especially tamariki, crossing the road to be at eye-level of approaching drivers, making them easier to see from a distance.
  • Improve visibility between drivers and people waiting to cross the road.
  • Make it more comfortable for everyone, including people with prams and wheelchairs, to cross the road as the crossing is level with the footpath.

Give your feedback for Wickman Way and Tennessee Avenue

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.

Māngere East: 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 Wickman Way and Tennessee Avenue 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).