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Mt Roskill Mt Roskill

Auckland Transport has improved pedestrian safety on Frost Road and Carr Road in Mt Roskill. We are committed to improving safety of all Auckland road users traveling through this community.


Project status: Completed
Project zone: Central


Auckland Transport has completed its construction on the 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 percent 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 longer 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