Auckland Transport

Atkinson Ave and Mt Wellington Highway bus lanes, bus stops and pedestrian crossings

We are proposing some changes to Atkinson Avenue in Otahuhu to make the road network safer and more accessible for public transport, cyclists and pedestrians while balancing the need for cars and freight vehicles.

Consultation status: closed 14 March 2017

Project details

We propose several improvements along Atkinson Avenue, these include:

  • Installing north-bound and south-bound bus lanes on Atkinson Avenue and Mt Wellington Highway between King Street and Portage Road from 7am - 10am and 4pm - 7pm.
  • Improving the bus stop spacing and locations, bringing them closer to pedestrian crossings. 
  • Installing a new signalised crossing outside 31 Atkinson Avenue. 

Road marking and signage will be updated to reflect these changes. 

The improvements are part of the larger East-West Connections project and tie in with our bus and transit priority lane initiative

Download the detailed design plans of the proposed improved (PDF 2.85MB) 


The proposed improvements will:

  • Increase the quality of public transport in the area to create an attractive, viable alternative to private vehicles.
  • Improve the reliability of journey times for buses, trucks and cars carrying three or more people.
  • Improve access for pedestrians and cyclists with a connection to the new Otahuhu Station
  • Encourage more people - including school children - to walk and cycle around the area.


During February and March 2017, we asked for public feedback before confirming the final design. 

We expect to start work around April - May 2017.

Have your say

Feedback for this consultation closed 14 March 2017.