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Auckland Transport (AT) supports walking as a mode of transport, a health and leisure activity, and an ingredient in sustaining local communities. This is all part of making Auckland one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Project status: Construction. 
Project zone: Auckland region.

Project overview

AT supports walking as a mode of transport, a health and leisure activity, and an ingredient in sustaining local communities. This is all part of making Auckland one of the world’s most livable cities.


AT’s Regional Footpath Improvement Programme aims to support walking by:

  • improving safety for pedestrians of all ages, with clearly defined pedestrian paths away from motorised traffic and safe crossing facilities where appropriate.
  • improving access to community facilities such as educational institutions, transport hubs, parks, town centres, and employment areas.
  • completing missing links in the existing pedestrian networks to support a wider variety of local walking trips and effectively utilise surrounding footpaths.
  • working jointly with Local Boards to deliver high value walking outcomes for local communities.

Additional improvements could include dropped kerbs to assist pedestrians at intersections, crossing facilities that help facilitate crossing of side roads or main roads, new kerb lines at the road edge, new storm water drains, and reconstruction of dropped kerbs to allow for
drivers to access driveways. AT will also upgrade existing street lighting as required, or install new street lighting near the proposed footpath.

As part of this programme, we will be consulting or notifying on proposals to provide a new footpath at different locations across the Auckland region.

Any contractor assigned to the works will be required to keep residents informed of the timing of works, as well as to manage safety and driveway access at all times.

2018 - 2019 Footpath programme - Construction finishes:

Central Auckland

  • Grey Street, Onehunga - mid 2019. 
  • Great South Road, Penrose - mid 2019.

Southern Auckland

  • Rollerson Street, Papakura - mid 2019.
  • Selfs Road, Papatoetoe - early 2019.
  • Centennial Park, Waiuku - mid 2019.
  • Upper Queen Street, Pukekohe - mid 2019.
  • Walters Road, Takanini - mid 2019.
  • Parerekau Road, Karaka - early 2019.

North Auckland

  • Rishworth Avenue - mid 2018.
  • Noel Avenue, Orewa - early 2019.
  • Spencer Road, Pinehill - mid 2019.
  • Manuel/Bankside Road, Silverdale - mid 2019.

East Auckland

  • Shelly Beach Parade, Cockle Bay - mid 2019.
  • Sea View Road, Onetangi - mid 2019.

West Auckland

  • Woodlands Park Road, Titirangi - early 2019.
  • Levy Road, Glen Eden - mid 2019.
  • Opanuku Road, Henderson Valley - mid 2019.

2019 - 2020 Footpath programme - Construction finishes:

Central Auckland

  • Marmion Street, Auckland Central - mid 2019.

Southern Auckland

  • Airfield Road, Takanini - mid 2019.
  • Ararimu Road, Opaheke - mid 2020.

North Auckland

  • Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale - early 2020.
  • Maire Road, Orewa - mid 2019.

West Auckland

  • Metcalfe Road, Ranui - mid 2019.
  • Huia Road, Parau - early 2020.

Investigation Programme:

  • Moenui Avenue, Orewa.
  • Davis Crescent, Newmarket.
  • Great South Road, Mount Wellington.
  • East Tamaki Road, East Tamaki.
  • East Coast Road, Silverdale.
  • Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa.
  • East Coast Road, Pinehill.
  • Third View Avenue, Beachlands.
  • Ngahue Drive, Stonefields.
  • Cascades Road, Botany Downs.
  • Muriwai Road, Waimaku.
  • Don Buck Road, Massey.
  • Helvetia Road, Pukekohe.
  • Munroe Road, Ranui.
  • Puriri Street, Helensville.
  • Sel Peacock Road, Henderson.
  • Godley Road, Green Bay.
  • Onetaunga Road, Chatswood.
  • Gills Road, Albany Heights.
  • Walters Road, Takanini.
  • Morrin Road, Saint Johns.
  • Candia Road, Swanson.
  • Rodney Street, Wellsford.

These footpaths are undergoing investigation and will be considered pending on constructability, internal approvals and funding confirmation.

For more information

Contact Auckland Transport