Safe Communities Programme - Mt Roskill Safe Communities Programme - Mt Roskill

Auckland Transport is committed to improving the safety of all road users travelling through this community area.


Project status: Stage 1 completed and consultation for Stage 2 closed

Project zone: Central


Project overview

Arists impression of the improved pedestrian safety on Frost Road and Carr Road in Mt Roskill

Image: Frost Rd/Mt Albert Rd artist impression

During this second phase of the project, we will be constructing important safety improvements along Mt Albert Rd that will create a better and safer environment for everyone. Construction work will be done in two stages starting with the signalised pedestrian crossing located at the intersection of Frost Rd and Mt Albert Rd.

In August/September 2021, people shared their views on plans to make improvements in this area of Mt Roskill. This was the fourth time AT asked for feedback as we first consulted on this project back in 2017.

After listening to people’s feedback, we worked alongside community representatives including the Puketāpapa Local Board to shape our intersection improvements and also focused our thinking on what is important to schools, businesses, residents, and visitors to this area. We considered extensive feedback and comments from the community and delivered a solution based on your feedback that now includes even better cycling and pedestrian facilities.

As a Vision Zero organization, AT is committed to making the roads around Auckland safer and reducing the rise of death and serious injury on our roads. This work has been prioritised due to high numbers of vulnerable users in this area including school children, senior citizens, people walking and people on bikes or motorcycles interacting with motorists.

Mt Albert Rd and Frost Rd

  • We will install separated cycling facilities on Mt Albert Rd through the intersection.
  • We will install traffic lights and pedestrian-controlled crossings on all three legs of the intersection.
  • We will install new sections of footpath at crossings and connecting to the nearby bus stops, including tactile pavers to help guide people with low vision to the correct place to cross the road.
  • We will paint new road markings to support changes at the intersection.
  • We will relocate the bus stop from #496 to #500 Mt Albert Rd.
  • We will relocate the bus stop from #471 to #473 Mt Albert Rd.
  • We will remove the existing crossing point traffic islands at #473.
  • We will remove six (five on Mount Albert Rd and one on Frost Rd) on-street carparking spaces to help with intersection visibility.
  • Street lighting at this intersection will also be upgraded as part of this project.

Mt Albert Rd, Hayr Rd and Dornwell Rd:

We are still finalising our design for this intersection and surrounding area but we will keep the community informed and updated when this is completed. We will also provide an update on the AT website prior to any construction starting.

Contact us

For information about construction or work sites contact Nayler Contractors on 021 310 931

For all other queries about the project contact Auckland Transport on 09 355 3553 or email projects@at.govt.nz

Project updates

Late May 2022 – Service investigation starts at Frost Rd and Mt Albert Rd intersection.

Phase 2

What your neighbourhood told us

Out of a total of 330 responses, 59% submissions of people stated their support for the proposal with many suggesting further changes to cycling facilities in our design. Only 40% of submitters did not support any new measures. A high number of the submitters that did not support the project was largely due to concerns about a lack of separated cycling facilities at the two intersections. For a full summary of all the feedback received and AT responses please refer to the public feedback report.

Download the public feedback report (PDF 426KB)

We consulted on this second phase of the Mt Roskill safer communities from the 16 August to the 19 September 2021. Once again, thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by local knowledge. See below for the updated designs.

Download the updated design plans for Mt Albert Rd and Frost Rd (PDF 602KB)

Download the updated design plans for Hayr Rd and Dornwell Rd (PDF 758KB)

Download the updated design plans for the Hayr Rd speed humps (PDF 885KB)

Phase 1

Auckland Transport has completed its construction on Mount Roskill’s Safer Communities programme in October 2020. The aim of the project was to encourage more people to get out on foot and cycle. The area is near several schools, light industrial businesses and residences.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Councillor Christine Fletcher lead the way on the new raised crossing on Frost Road.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Councillor Christine Fletcher lead the way on the new raised crossing on Frost Road.

Consultation

AT consulted several times on this project starting in 2017. The final design was changed following community feedback before being implemented. AT worked closely with the community and the local board.

Benefits

Eighty per cent of all road deaths and serious injuries occur on 50km/h local urban roads. Nearly half of those deaths and injuries involve vulnerable road users – children, the elderly, people walking and people on bikes or motorcycles. We are committed to making the roads safer for vulnerable users and these changes will help improve safety for the many pedestrians including school children walking these routes.

Timeline
  • Consultation: 2017 and 2018
  • Construction: March-October 2020
Project details

To make the community in this area safer we:

  • Put in new speed tables to slow traffic. A raised speed table is like a speed bump, but it has a long flat top surface and is the same height as the curbs nearby.
  • Improved signage road markings and lighting
  • Improved pedestrian islands to shorten pedestrian crossing distances at intersections

Tiakitanga: 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 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). Find out more about Vision Zero.

For more information on this project see our Safer Communities page or Contact Auckland Transport