Walmsley Rd, Atkinson Ave, Mangere Rd, and Avenue Rd Stage 1

Stage 1 of the transport improvements covers new and upgraded facilities for public transport users, pedestrians, and people on bikes on Walmsley Road, Atkinson Avenue, Mangere Road, and Avenue Road.

Walmsley Rd transit lane, and walking and cycling improvements

Project status: Construction.

Changes along Walmsley Road, Ōtāhuhu, will optimise the road network for public transport, people on bikes, and pedestrians while balancing the need for cars and freight vehicles.

Before finalising the design, we asked for feedback on proposed changes from 8 to 17 February 2017.

Details of improvements

  • Creating a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists by extending the current footpath into the road area on the western side of Walmsley Road.
  • Creating transit lanes (T3) in both directions between Māngere Road and Station Road. This will improve bus, trucks, and freight priority measures. Vehicles with 3 or more people can also use the transit lane. At the moment, regular delays are experienced in this area, especially during weekday peak periods.
    • The new transit lanes will operate from 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm weekdays.
  • Installing new bus stops to increase connectivity in the region and ensure they are of a consistent length, and are easily accessible (with lead-in and lead-out tapers) so buses can safely pull in and out of the stops.

Road markings and signs will be updated to reflect the changes.

Maps and design plans


  • Facilitate a high-quality public transport system to create an attractive, viable alternative to private vehicles.
  • Improve the reliability of journey times for buses, trucks, and vehicles carrying 3 or more people.
  • Improve pedestrian and cycle facilities and connection to the new Ōtāhuhu Station.
  • Encourage more people to walk and cycle (particularly school children).

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

Project status: Construction.

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

From 24 February to 14 March 2017, we asked for public feedback before confirming the final design.

Details of improvements

  • 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.

Design plans

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.

Bus stop facilities for Māngere and Ōtāhuhu town centres

Project status: Completed June 2017.

We have built new bus stop facilities for both the Māngere and Ōtāhuhu town centres and provided improved bus shelters along the route.

Mangere Road, Māngere

Mangere Bus Station Artists Impression

The new bus facilities on Māngere Road include 7 bus stops (2 more than currently), extend the covered passenger area, provide a covered connection to Māngere town centre, a toilet adjacent to the bus shelter, cycle racks, an additional westbound lane for traffic, and paving and landscaping of the area around the bus station.

Get full design details and images of the Māngere town centre bus facilities (PDF 776KB).

Avenue Road, Ōtāhuhu

Otahuhu Bus Station Artists Impression

In Ōtāhuhu, the existing bus station on Avenue Road has been replaced by new bus stops and bus shelters have been installed on both sides of Avenue Road, retaining a familiar bus stop location for existing passengers.

New Exeloo toilets were installed to replace the existing toilets, and a redesigned canopy covers the head of the bus stop.

Get full design details and images of the Ōtāhuhu town centre bus facilities (PDF 2.9MB).