Partnering with local boards and ward councillors to improve local road safety.
Auckland Transport (AT) recognises the important link between local boards and the community, Auckland Council’s Governing Body set aside $20 million in the 2018 Regional Land Transport Plan to address local road safety concerns raised by the community to their elected members. Auckland Transport (AT) is partnering with local boards to deliver over 84 safety improvement projects across Auckland.
Project zone: Region-wide - last updated 20 November 2020
AT and local boards are partnering to address local road safety issues via the Community Safety Fund (CSF). A total of 84 safety projects have been identified for full or significant funding across Auckland’s 21 local board areas.
- Each of the projects has been identified by the local boards with AT’s expertise guiding them to meet safety selection criteria and budgets.
- The Regional Fuel Tax, passed by Auckland Council’s Governing Body partly funds this programme.
- With the AT Board approving the Tāmaki-Makaurau Road Safety Governance Group’s Vision Zero strategy for Auckland, all CSF projects will follow safe system principles.
- The $20 million Community Safety Fund is part of AT’s overall $703 million road safety investment. Our investments are directly targeted to risk, i.e., the highest risk projects across the region are prioritised to funding with the goal of reducing deaths and serious injuries.
- However, we know there are safety concerns for local communities that do not fall into high-priority categories for immediate investment.
- The Community Safety Fund has been created to target and address local community safety concerns and issues.
Beginning in March 2019, AT conducted workshops with the region’s 21 local boards whose members were invited to share their candidate projects. Local Boards were also encouraged to involve ward councillors in selection and prioritisation of these projects.
- AT then undertook detailed assessment of these candidate projects to determine their feasibility in terms of budget and site-constraints.
- After assessment, AT conducted another series of workshops to present projects that were selected from the original candidate lists supplied by the local boards.
- AT provided indicative costs which included all stages for development and delivery of projects.
- Local boards then selected the shortlisted projects that could be accommodated within their Community Safety Fund budgets
- AT is now working on delivering these projects. We will ask for community feedback on project designs for new infrastructure, such as zebra crossings and intersection signals. For smaller initiatives, such as maintenance works or electronic speed signs, we will move forward to construction once construction crews are contracted.
Project selection process
Members of the community have raised safety issues to their elected members. AT has partnered with elected members in the project selection process.
Selection criteria included
- Safety concerns raised by the local community to prevent, control or mitigate local road and street safety hazards.
- The maximum cost of each project is $1 million.
- Projects must consist of best practice components, conform to AT standards and comply with New Zealand law.
Selection criteria excluded
- Projects that are funded by existing AT road safety or other capital works programmes including, but not limited to setting speed limits, seal extensions, maintenance, renewals and planned footpath upgrades.
- Projects not within the street, including parks, rail corridor, beaches and property not owned or controlled by AT.
- Projects that have unacceptable effects on the overall network efficiency or introduce unacceptable secondary hazards or effects.
- Projects with an unacceptably high maintenance costs.
- Projects that clash with other planned projects.
- Complex projects that may take longer than two years to deliver including but not limited to projects requiring significant engineered structures, complex resource consents and complex traffic modelling.
- Projects containing unconventional or unproven components including new trials or pilot projects.
- Projects or components of projects that have no demonstrable safety benefit unless they are integral with another safety project/s.
- March 2019 – Workshops with Local Boards to introduce the Community Safety Fund.
- May to September 2019 – Confirmation of projects by local boards.September – February 2020 –Investigation and development of initial designs.*
- February 2020 onwards – Consultation for community feedback begins and work continues on detailed designs and construction of selected projects.
* Note that consultation will start early on a selection of advanced projects. More information can be found below.
|Point Chevalier village signalised crossing enhancements||Great North Road in Pt Chev Village||Upgrade the signalised crossing with a countdown timer which shows the number of seconds to cross|
|Waterview School pedestrian crossing improvements||Herdman Street, Waterview||Upgrade the crossing between Daventry Street and Waterview Primary School.|
|Mount Eden Normal Primary School zebra crossing||Valley Road, Mount Eden||Raise the zebra crossing at Valley Road to a platform level with the footpath which aims to improve safety for people using the crossing.|
|Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School||Manukau Road, Epsom||New crossing with traffic signals to make it easier to safely cross Manukau Road.|
|Epsom Normal Pedestrian Crossing Upgrade||The Drive and Greenlane West intersection, Epsom||Pedestrian safety improvement with protected pedestrian phase at the intersection.|
|Epsom Normal pedestrian crossing upgrade - raised zebra||41 The Drive, Epsom||Raise the zebra crossing at Epsom Primary to a platform level with the footpath which aims to improve safety for people using the crossing. This includes upgrading the existing School Zone signs.|
|Signal crossing||Sunnynook Road, Sunnynook||New crossing with traffic signals near bus stop number 3240.|
|Improved Pedestrian Crossing||113 Bayswater Road, Bayswater||Upgrade the existing pedestrian refuge crossing to a raised zebra crossing allowing for cyclist as well. This will improve the overall pedestrian and cyclist safety.|
|Gun Club - Patumahoe Road intersection improvements||Gun Club Road/Patumahoe intersection, Patumahoe||Improve visibility of the intersection by trimming nearby hedges. Install electronic speed alert signs and 'Stop ahead' signs.|
|Hart - Gun Club Road intersection improvements||Hart/Gun Club Road intersection, Pukekohe||Improve road markings at the intersection and install 'Stop ahead' signs.|
|Race Course - Kitchener Road intersection improvements||Race course/Kitchener Road intersection||Treatments at the bend to the west of the intersection involve visual narrowing that would include the extension of the existing median and an edge line to help slow speeds at this intersection.|
|Station Road, Pukekohe - Footpath and Parking Improvements||Station Road, Pukekohe||Install and upgrade footpaths along Station Road. Improve the parking infrastructure by clearly marking out parking. Install a traffic island on Birch Road to make it safer for people to cross.|
|Gun Club - Helvetia Road intersection||Gun Club/Helvetia Road intersection, Pukekohe||New road marking and signage before crest on Heights Road warning of upcoming intersection.|
|Woodhouse Road pedestrian crossing||Woodhouse Road (between 15 Woodhouse Road and intersection with Patumahoe), Patumahoe||Improve pedestrian safety at Woodhouse Road and Patumahoe Road intersection with new raised zebra crossing and parking removal. Additional parking removal outside Ray White will improve vehicle visibility from Woodhouse Road (previously noted as Patumahoe / Mauku Road Intersection).|
|Taurangaruru Road safety improvements||Taurangaruru Road, Waiuku||Route treatments on entire length of road to improve safety.|
|Hector Sanderson walkway||Hector Sanderson from 143 Hector Sanderson Road to 2 Blind Bay Road, Great Barrier Island||New unsealed footpath on the north side of Hector Sanderson Road.|
|Universal Drive/Rathgar Road – Raised intersection||Universal Drive/Rathgar Road intersection, Henderson||Raise the intersection to the level of the footpath, which will improve road safety by encouraging slower speeds. This intersection will also have traffic signals in the future.|
Hibiscus and Bays
|Ramsgate Terrace zebra crossing||20 Ramsgate Terrace, Mairangi Bay||Paint a zebra crossing on the speed table—the raised platform used to slow vehicle speeds. This crossing may need to be relocated depending on results of a pedestrian survey which will show where most people want to cross the road.|
|Hibiscus Coast Highway – Signalised mid-block crossing facility||214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa||New crossing with traffic signals for both people walking and biking, which will connect shared paths across the Hibiscus Coast Highway.|
|Hatfields Beach gateway treatment||544 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Hatfields Beach||New gateway treatment on Hibiscus Coast Highway on either approach to Hatfields Beach. Also, installing a new pedestrian refuge with side islands.|
|Flatbush School Road temporary pedestrian bridge||Flatbush Culvert, Flat Bush||Construct new wooden footbridge to provide a safe link for pedestrians especially children walking to Te Uho o te Nikau Primary School as well as new footpath to connect to existing footpath in the area.|
|Botany Down Secondary College crossing point||The intersection of Chapel Road and the entrance way to Botany Down Secondary College, Howick||Removal of the slip lane into Botany Down Secondary College and making the pedestrian island bigger, making it a safer area for children waiting to cross.|
|Eskdale Road vehicle speeds||Eskdale Rod, near the Pony Club area, Birkenhead||New median strip and edge lines painted on the road. A flush median is white diagonal lines painted down the centre the road. These markings will make the road appear more narrow and slow traffic.|
|Rangatira Road – Kauri Park School crossing||Rangatira Road at top entrance to Kauri Park School, Beach Haven||Raise the zebra crossing to the level of the footpath. This will improve road safety by slowing high traffic speeds near the crossing.|
|Coronation Road/Archers Road intersection upgrade||Intersection of Archers and Coronation Roads in Glenfield||Install a new roundabout at the intersection of Archers and Coronations Roads.|
|Beach Haven Primary 'slow' road markings||Rangatira Road at the entrance to Beach Haven Primary School, Beach Haven||New 'slow' road markings in red on both sides of the zebra crossing to encourage safer driving|
|Birkdale Road – pedestrian safety measures||Location to be confirmed||Install a new raised zebra crossing that is level with the footpath. This will improve road safety by slowing high traffic speeds near the crossing. The exact crossing location is yet to be determined.|
|Otahuhu town centre shared path contribution||Station Road and the roundabout at Princes and Great South Roads in Otahuhu, and surrounds.||A funding contribution to a shared path that can be used by people walking and on bicycles. This shared path project is led by Auckland Council.|
|Otahuhu town centre upgrade – safety improvements||Station Road and the roundabout at Princes and Great South Roads in Otahuhu, and surrounds.||A funding contribution to additional road safety improvements, which are being led by Auckland Council.|
|Fort Richard/Great South Road intersection improvements||Intersection of Fort Richard and Great South Road, Otahuhu||Install high friction surfacing on the approaches to signalised mid block on Great South Road.|
|Alfriston and Claude Roads intersection signalisation||Alfriston and Claude Roads intersection, Alfriston||Change the 'Stop' sign at the intersection of Alfriston and Claude Roads to a traffic light controlled intersection.|
|Selwyn Street pedestrian safety improvements||88 Selwyn Street, Onehunga||Upgrade existing zebra crossing to a raised table zebra to improve its visibility and to reduce speeds of approaching drivers which will increase the overall safety at the existing crossing location.|
|Selwyn Street pedestrian safety improvements||123 Selwyn Street, Onehunga||Introduce a new pedestrian refuge to meet the pedestrian crossing demand.|
|Farringdon Street pedestrian safety improvements||26A Farringdon Street, Glen Innes||Upgrade the current school-patrolled crossing to a full zebra crossing on a platform level with the footpath.|
|Elstree Avenue pedestrian safety improvements||Elstree Avenue number 120 and the pools, Glen Innes||Upgrade the zebra crossing to a platform level with the footpath.|
|Bailey Road pedestrian safety improvements||15 Bailey Road, Mount Wellington||Install 2 new speed tables on either side of the Kea crossing to reduce approach speeds to the kea crossing.|
|Panama Road School pedestrian safety improvements||Panama Road School (approx. 194 Panama Road), Mount Wellington||New skid resistant road surfacing on both sides of the road before the zebra crossing.|
|Harris Road pedestrian safety improvements||5 Harris Road, Mount Wellington||New skid resistant road surfacing on both sides of the road before the zebra crossing. Paint lines to outline parking bays at the shops.|
|Apirana Avenue and Dunkirk Road - electronic speed feedback signs||Apirana Avenue and Dunkirk Road, Mount Wellington||Install two speed alert signs at each location.|
|Waiatarua Reserve/Abbotts Way crossing and path||Waiatarua Reserve, Abbotts Way entrance, opposite 163-165 Abbotts Way, Remuera||Install new pedestrian crossing with an island in the middle. New footpath to connect the crossing with the entrance to the Waiatarua Reserve.|
|Mt Carmel School||Temple Street between 52 and 56A, Meadowbank||Convert an existing speed hump to a raised table zebra crossing to facilitate pedestrian crossing movement while maintaining its traffic calming function.|
|Kohimarama School crossing||12 Rowhitiroa Road, Kohimarama||Upgrade school crossing to a Zebra crossing on a platform level with the footpath.|
Ōtara – Papatoetoe
|St George St & Carruth roundabout pedestrian improvement
(near Holy Cross School)
|Holy Cross School (St George St & Carruth roundabout) - north crossing, Papatoetoe||Raised zebra crossing including kerb upgrade on St George Street approach to roundabout.|
|Aorere College pedestrian safety improvements||29 Claude Avenue, Papatoetoe||Install a new Swedish style raised table zebra crossing near Aorere College to facilitate pedestrian movement especially for school children.|
|East Tamaki Primary School pedestrian safety improvements||198 Preston Road, Otara||Upgrade existing zebra crossing to a raised zebra crossing.|
|Pedestrian Crossing on Wallace Road near Old Papatoetoe||30 Wallace Road, Papatoetoe||New raised zebra crossing.|
|Wood Street - pedestrian crossing||Across from New World on Wood Street, Papakura town centre||Install a new raised zebra crossing on a platform level with the footpath.|
|Clevedon Road - pedestrian crossing||72 Clevedon, Papakura||Install a new raised zebra crossing on a platform level with the footpath.|
|Settlement Road safety improvements||Settlement Road, near the intersection with Kelvin Road, Papakura||New speed table to reduce speed at intersection and reduce crossing distance for pedestrians.|
|Elliot Street - Haven||Outside Ray Small Park, Elliot St, Papakura||Install a new kerb ramp, pedestrian islands and path through the road so that people walking and using wheels can easily move from the footpath and cross the road.|
|Waikowhai School - crossing||383 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough||Install a new pedestrian crossing with traffic lights on Hillsborough Road to slow traffic speeds.|
|Richardson Road - slow down red carpet||639 Richardson Road, Mount Roskill||Install new red road surfacing on both sides of the road before the zebra crossing on Richardson Road.|
|Pah Road - electronic feedback sign||81-95 Pah Road, Royal Oak||Install speed alert signs on Pah Road.|
|Wesley Primary School – improve safety around school entrances and crossings||21 Potter Avenue, Mount Roskill||Upgrade crossing to a zebra crossing on a platform level with the footpath.|
|Motutara Road - crossing||Domain Crescent to 340 Motutara Road, Muriwai||Install new pram crossings and footpath as well as new "no parking" line and new slow roadmaking.|
|Coatesville - speed calming||Approx. 308 Coatesville/Riverhead Highway||New road surfacing and road markings that alerts road users that they are entering the village which encourages them to lower their speeds.|
|Matakana mid block – Matakana Primary School||948 Matakana Road, Matakana||New crossing with traffic signals.|
|Matua Road/Tapu Road - intersection||Matua Road/Tapu Road intersection, Huapai||Upgrading and installing pram crossings at the Matua Rd / Tapu Rd Intersection.|
|Intersection Matua Rd & Oraha Road, Huapai||16 – 23 Matua Road, Huapai||Install kerb build-out, crossing point and short length of footpath to improve safety of pedestrians crossing from the main residential area in north Huapai to the shops and library, in Huapai.|
|Rata Street - pedestrian crossing||28 Rata Street, Helensville||Upgrade the school crossing to a zebra crossing on a platform that is level with the footpath.|
|Kaipara College - pedestrian crossing||47 Rautawhiri Rd, Helensville||Install a new Swedish style speed table with centre island to improve the pedestrian safety.|
|Waitoki School - speed calming||1107 Kahikatea Flat Road, Waitoki||Install new red road surfacing, paint 'SLOW' on the road, and install 'children crossing' signs to alert drivers to look out for children and to slow down.|
|Whangateau - speed warning signs||Leigh Road, Whangateau||Install two new speed alert signs, which will show the speed the driver is travelling at and warn them if they need to slow down.|
|Kumeu - signalised mid-block||SH16/Matua Road, Huapai||New crossing with traffic lights to make it safer for people to cross.|
|Gills Road - footpath extension||Gills Road, Albany||Extend the footpath along Gills Road.|
|Shelly Beach Road - cycle lane on causeway - Westbound||East side of the causeway between the yacht club and Shelly Beach Road, Waiheke||New footpath on the east side of the causeway between the yacht club and Shelly Beach Road.|
|Konini School - safety improvements||Paewai and Withers Road intersection, Glen Eden||Install a new zebra crossing on a platform that is level with the footpath at 2 Paewai Road.|
|Konini School - safety improvements||12 Annison Road, Glen Eden||Install a new zebra crossing on a platform that is level with the footpath, at 12 Annison Road by the rear school entrance.|
|Lopdell House - intersection||Lopdell House intersection, Titirangi||Improve the intersection to reduce the distance for people crossing.|
|Konini School - safety improvements||2 Annison Road, Glen Eden||Install a new zebra crossing on a platform that is level with the footpath at 2 Annison Road.|
|Newton Central School (area wide upgrade) - Safe Schools toolbox||Area around Newton Central School, Grey Lynn||Improvements around Newton Central School.|
|West End Road - crossing||West End Road/Fife Street intersection, Westmere||New zebra crossing on a platform that is level with the footpath.|
|Lovers Lane - domain crossing||Lower Domain Drive at Lovers Lane, Parnell||Paint zebra crossings on the speed bumps.|
|Domain Drive - domain crossing||Lower Domain Drive at Domain Drive, Parnell||Paint zebra crossings on the existing raised humps at Lovers Lane.|
|Davis Crescent - crossing||Davis Crescent outside ACG Senior College, Newmarket||Install a new zebra crossing on a platform that is level with the footpath outside the ACG Campus on Davis Crescent to Olympic Reserve.|
|Hopetoun Street - improvements||Hopetoun Street, Freemans Bay||Install a new zebra crossing on a platform that is level with the footpath on Hopetoun Street with kerb ramps so that people can move between the footpath and the road on Hereford Street.|
|Blockhouse Bay - roundabout safety upgrade||Blockhouse Bay Road roundabout, Blockhouse Bay||Upgrade existing zebra crossings (4) to raised zebra crossings, new zebra crossing, reshape the existing traffic islands, kerb buildouts and friction surfacing to improve the overall safety of the crossing points by reducing vehicle speeds.|