Auckland Transport

Captain Scott Road street enhancements

Auckland Transport (AT) recently sought feedback on behalf of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board on proposed improvements to Captain Scott Road between West Coast Road and Glenmall Place in Glen Eden.


Project status: Consultation
Project zone: West


Project overview


We want your feedback on two possible options for Captain Scott Road. Both options will make this section of Captain Scott Road, and nearby Glenmall, a more attractive destination for pedestrians and people on bikes. Option two will also improve vehicle and pedestrian safety at the intersection of West Coast Road and Captain Scott Road.

Your feedback will help the local board consider the options and refine the detailed design.


Project detail


Option one

  • Turn the northern end of Captain Scott Road into a one-way road to make it safer and more attractive to pedestrians, and to help foster the feeling of a town centre.
  • Install two speed tables on Captain Scott Road: one just before West Coast Road and the other just before Glenmall Place. This will create a gateway to the town centre, slow down traffic and provide safer crossing points for pedestrians.
  • Provide a new north-bound cycle lane on the western side of Captain Scott Road, between Glenmall Place and West Coast Road.
  • Install angle parking spaces on the western side of Captain Scott Road, to reduce the loss of on-street parking. There will be an overall loss of one on-street parking space under this arrangement.
  • Widen the footpath on the east side of Captain Scott Road between West Coast Road and Glenmall Place.
  • Install new street furniture, tree planting and landscaping improvements along this stretch of Captain Scott Road.

Captain Scott Road showing option one enhancements

Option two

The same as option one, but in addition proposes a raised island in the middle of West Coast Road to prevent vehicles turning right from West Coast Road onto Captain Scott Road.

Banning the right-turn will reduce the risk of vehicle collisions and improve the eastbound traffic flow on West Coast Road, as turning vehicles will no longer block the traffic lane.

Captain Scott Road showing option two enhancements


Have your say

We invited feedback to help us decide whether to proceed with the proposal and to ensure the final design meets the needs of the community.

Feedback closed on 15 April 2016.

Next steps

AT will prepare a report on the feedback received, which the Waitakere Ranges Local Board will use to help make final decisions on the project. The report on the feedback will be published on the website and the people who provided feedback will be directly notified once the report is available.

If the project progresses, then funding will need to be allocated for its construction from future local board budgets.


For more information on the project

Contact Auckland Transport