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Henderson road safety improvements Henderson road safety improvements

In March 2020, we proposed road safety improvements in Henderson to provide a safer environment for all – especially as our project area has a high number of schools and childcare facilities, which require better and safer walking and cycling safety facilities.

Project status: Design 
Project zone: West

Project overview

Many deaths and serious injuries take place on Auckland’s roads, and according to our crash statistics, 80% of all deaths and serious injuries happen on 50km/h local urban roads.

Nearly half of those deaths and injuries involve vulnerable road users – children, the elderly, people cycling and walking and we are committed to reducing the numbers of deaths and serious injuries on our roads over the next 10 years.

Project details

Why we have identified Henderson

Henderson has a number of great cultural, recreational and educational facilities, and there is also demand for improved facilities and connection. Panuku (Auckland Council’s regeneration agency) are planning a number of improvements in Henderson, and later this year there will a consultation on new cycleways in the wider area. Over the next few years, there will be substantial investment into Henderson, with a number of new connections and improvements being implemented.

Crash statistics

The current safety proposals have been made in response to a number of accidents over the past few years. Our crash data taken from 2013 – 2018 reports there have been a total of 26 crashes, including five serious crashes and 21 minor injuries.

Proposed changes

Swanson Road, Universal Drive and Lincoln Road

Proposed changes include:

  • New speed bumps to lower drivers speeds.
  • Painting a section of the road red to encourage drivers to slow down.
  • New speed tables.
  • Upgrading pedestrian crossings to raised zebra crossings to a platform level with the footpath. This will improve road safety by slowing high traffic speeds near the crossings.

Download the Henderson proposal map (PDF 566KB)

Larnoch Road and Mawney Road

Proposed changes include:

  • New speed bump and new speed tables outside 8 and 32 Larnoch Road and 6 Mawney Road, to lower drivers speeds. 
  • Install new coloured road surfacing outside 4 Larnoch Road to encourage drivers to slow down.
  • Upgrade bus stop markings and signs and install broken yellow lines either side of the bus stops outside 3, 6, and 38 Larnoch Road to improve visibility.

Download the proposal drawings:

Larnoch Road artist's impression

Edwards Avenue

Proposed changes include:

  • New speed bump and new speed table outside of number 4 and number 26 Edwards Avenue, to lower drivers speeds.
  • New raised zebra crossing outside 13 Edwards Avenue, and new speed table and traffic island.
  • Widen the footpath next to the zebra crossing and install kerb ramps.
  • New broken yellow lines markings (no stopping at all times) to improve visibility.
  • New signs and road makings to make sure drivers navigate the crossing safely.

Download the proposal drawing for 13 Edwards Avenue (PDF 1MB)

Edwards Avenue artist's impression

Fairdene Avenue and Edwards Avenue

Proposed changes include:

  • New speed bumps at 37 Edwards Avenue.
  • New speed table to help reduce drivers speeds.
  • Widen the footpath to make it easier to access the crossing point.
  • New broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) to improve visibility.

Download the proposal drawing for 52 Fairdene Avenue (PDF 1.1MB)

Fairdene Avenue artist's impression

Pomaria Road

Proposed changes include:

  • New speed bumps at 70, 56, 42 and 12A Pomaria Road.
  • Upgrade the zebra crossing at 26 Pomaria Road, to include a speed table and traffic island.
  • Widen the footpath next to the zebra crossing and install kerb ramps.
  • Extend the kerb out on each side of the new speed bumps.
  • New signs and road makings to make sure drivers navigate the crossing safely.

Download the proposal drawings:

Pomaria Road artist's impression

Harrington Road, Larissa Avenue, Mildmay Road, Pinedale Place, Kingsdale Road, Longburn Road

We are proposing to install new speed bumps on Harrington Road, Larissa Avenue, Mildmay Road, Pinedale Place, Kingsdale Road and Longburn Road; to create a safer travelling environment.

Download the proposal maps (PDF 4.7MB)

Speed hump in Henderson

This project is funded by the Henderson-Massey Local Board.

Public engagement

Download the Henderson Road Safety Improvements Feedback Report (PDF 2.7MB)

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