Auckland Transport

Manukau and Pah Roads transit lanes

Auckland Transport (AT) introduced peak-time T3 transit lanes on Manukau and Pah Roads to speed up travel for buses and vehicles with 3 or more people.


Project status: Completed
Project zone: Central


Project overview

The T3 transit lanes on Manukau and Pah Roads run between Trafalgar Street, Royal Oak, and Owens Road, Epsom.

The lanes operate Monday to Friday: the northbound lane from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm, and the southbound lane from 4pm to 6pm.

T3 transit lanes can be used by buses and passenger service vehicles (including taxis), bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds, and private vehicles with 3 or more people in them.

Find out more about bus & transit lanes.

Benefits

  • Quicker, more reliable bus services.
  • Improve the corridor's efficiency by getting more people through it without increasing vehicle numbers.
  • Provide an incentive for more carpooling.

Timeline

The transit lanes were introduced in mid-late 2016.


Project details


With increasing demand on Auckland roads, bus and transit lanes are key to using road space more efficiently, providing more capacity and getting more people to where they want to go faster.

Manukau and Pah Roads are key bus routes, with 23 buses an hour carrying 28 per cent of people travelling along the corridor.

The new transit lanes should cut about 4 minutes off bus passengers' and car-poolers' morning commute. This adds up to a daily time saving of 98 hours for bus passengers using the northbound route between 7am and 9am.

The T3 lanes are part of an additional 45km of bus or transit lanes being introduced in Auckland to improve the reliability of public transport. They are part of AT’s focus on increasing the attractiveness of public transport to ease pressure on roads.

Further public transport improvements on the route are expected with the new public transport network. This includes Manukau Road becoming a frequent network route, with buses every 10 minutes at peak and every 15 minutes at all other times, including the weekend.

Find out more about the new network.

Manukau Road (Owens Road to Greenwoods Corner)

  • Peak-time T3 transit lane in each direction created by converting existing clearways for peak general traffic.
  • One general traffic lane in each direction during transit lane operating hours.
  • Northbound peak-time T3 transit lane on Manukau Road approach (from Pukenui Road) to Greenwoods Corner intersection.

Pah Road (Greenwoods Corner to Trafalgar Street)

  • Peak-time T3 transit lanes in each direction created by changing painted white median to white line and introducing parking restrictions when transit lane is operating.
  • One general traffic lane in each direction during transit lane operating hours.

See a plan of the transit lanes on Manukau and Pah Roads (PDF 240KB)

Detailed changes by location

Manukau Road - Owens Road to Bracken Avenue

  • Conversion of existing clearway to peak-time T3 transit lane.
  • Installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) either side of the bus stops outside 146 and 181 Manukau Road to allow buses to fully pull in to the stops.

See a detailed plan of the proposed changes for this section (PDF 340KB)

Manukau Road - Bracken Avenue to Ranfurly Avenue

  • Conversion of existing clearway to peak-time T3 transit lane.
  • Installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) either side of the bus stops outside 240 and 233 Manukau Road to allow buses to fully pull in to the stops.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 360KB)

Manukau Road - Ranfurly Road to Corbett-Scott Avenue

  • Conversion of existing clearway to peak-time T3 transit lane.
  • Installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) either side of the bus stop outside 317 Manukau Road to allow buses to fully pull in to the stop.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 342KB)

Manukau Road - Corbett-Scott Avenue to Queen Mary Avenue

  • Conversion of existing clearway to peak-time T3 transit lane.
  • Installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) either side of the bus stops outside 352 and 373 Manukau Road to allow buses to fully pull in to the stops.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 330KB)

Manukau Road - Queen Mary Avenue to Rangiatea Road

  • Conversion of existing clearway to peak-time T3 transit lane.
  • Installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) either side of the bus stops outside 484 Manukau Road to allow buses to fully pull in to the stops.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 357KB)

Manukau Road - Rangiatea Road to Golf Road

  • Conversion of existing clearway to peak-time T3 transit lane.
  • Installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) either side of the bus stops outside 507, 552 and 539 Manukau Road to allow buses to fully pull in to the stops.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 344KB)

Golf Road, to the junction of Manukau and Pah Roads

  • Conversion of existing clearway to peak-time T3 transit lane.

Manukau/Pah Road junction to Pukenui/Manukau Road

  • Installation of northbound T3 transit lane (operational from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm on Monday to Friday).
  • New parking restriction during the lane's hours of operation: no parking in the T3 transit lane.
  • Painted white median (flush median) removed and replaced with a single centre line - necessary to achieve the required width for 4 lanes during peak hours.
  • During the T3 transit lane operation times, there will be parking signs directing visitors to available parking off Manukau and Pah Roads, around Greenwoods Corner.
  • Installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) on the lead-up to the T3 transit lane, outside 589 and 591 Manukau Road. This is necessary to allow vehicles to access the transit lane in peak time, as well as removing the current conflict parked vehicles cause vehilces turning right from Pukenui Road.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 358KB)

Manukau/Pah Road junction to Selwyn/Pah Road

  • Installation of T3 transit lane (operational from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm on Monday to Friday).
  • New parking restriction during the lane's hours or operation: no parking in the T3 transit lane.
  • Painted white median (flush median) removed and replaced with a single centre line - necessary to achieve the required width for 4 lanes during peak hours.
  • During the T3 transit lane operation times, there will be parking signs directing visitors to available parking off Manukau and Pah Roads, around Greenwoods Corner.
  • Installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) either side of the bus stops outside 583 Manukau Road and 11 Pah Road to allow buses to fully pull in to the stops.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 550KB)

Pah Road - Selwyn Road to Torrance Street

  • Installation of T3 transit lane (operational from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm on Monday to Friday).
  • New parking restriction during the lane's hours or operation: no parking in the T3 transit lane.
  • Painted white median (flush median) removed and replaced with a single centre line - necessary to achieve the required width for 4 lanes during peak hours.
  • Installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) either side of the bus stop outside 53 Pah Road to allow buses to fully pull in to the stops.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 840KB)

Pah Road - Torrance Street to Oak Street

  • Installation of T3 transit lane (operational from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm on Monday to Friday).
  • New parking restriction during the lane's hours or operation: no parking in the T3 transit lane.
  • Painted white median (flush median) removed and replaced with a single centre line - necessary to achieve the required width for 4 lanes during peak hours.
  • The existing zebra crossing between Fernleigh and Ambury avenues will be removed and replaced with a signalised crossing slightly further north, outside 64 Pah Road. This is necessary because of the volume of traffic and the removal of the wide centre median. The current location of the crossing point is unsafe and it's not possible to locate a signalised crossing here, so we are proposing to move it to the nearest safe location.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 584KB)

Pah Road - Rewi Road to Seymour Park

  • Installation of T3 transit lane (operational from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm on Monday to Friday).
  • New parking restriction during the lane's hours or operation: no parking in the T3 transit lane.
  • Painted white median (flush median) removed and replaced with a single centre line - necessary to achieve the required width for 4 lanes during peak hours.
  • On the western side between Rewi Road and Mt Albert Road, installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) - necessary because the high volume of traffic and frequent buses mean it is not acceptable to have parked cars near this intersection.
  • On the eastern side between Acorn Street and Mt Albert Road, it will be necessary to install a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines). With a high volume of traffic and frequent buses it is not acceptable to have parked cars near this intersection.
  • On-street parking outside Seymour Park will continue to be available at weekends and all times except 7am to 9pm and 4pm to 6pm on Monday to Friday.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 372KB)

Pah Road - Seymour Park to Trafalgar Street

  • Installation of T3 transit lane (operational from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm on Monday to Friday).
  • New parking restriction during the lane's hours or operation: no parking in the T3 transit lane.
  • Installation of a no-stopping-at-all-times restriction (broken yellow lines) either side of the bus stop outside 155 Pah Road to allow buses to fully pull in to the stop.

See a detailed plan of the changes for this section (PDF 540KB)

Public feedback

Feedback on the proposed transit lanes closed on 16 October 2015.

Based on feedback received, AT decided to implement the transit lanes.


For more information

Contact Auckland Transport