Auckland Transport

New footpath programme

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 livable cities.


Project status: Consultations closed 24 August 2016.
Project zone: Auckland region.


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.
  • 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.

As part of this programme, we are seeking feedback on proposals to provide a new footpath at different locations across the Auckland region.

Additional improvements could include dropped kerbs to assist pedestrians at intersections, 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, or install new street lighting near the proposed footpath.

Timeframe

Consultations for the new footpath programme were open from 9 to 24 August 2016. We will now consider all feedback received and notify submitters of the final outcome. If a footpath is confirmed for construction, it will be built by July 2017.

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.

Southern Auckland

Barrie Avenue, Papatoetoe

Proposed footpath location: From 5 Barrie Avenue to Swaffield Road.

See the Barrie Avenue plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 272KB)

Feedback results

We received positive feedback on the proposal with no concerns raised by the community.

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed, without changes, to the next stage of detailed planning.

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.


Kerrykeel Drive, Flat Bush

Proposed footpath location: From Collier Drive to Te Ara Kahikatea.

See the Kerrykeel Drive plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 260KB)

Feedback results

We received mostly positive feedback on the proposal. As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed, without changes, to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Can the footpath be extended further?

Requests for a new footpath, or extending an existing one, are added to a register and will be assessed in the next financial year.

Can a pedestrian crossing be added to this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately a pedestrian crossing is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.


Mclaughlins Road A, Wiri

Proposed footpath location: From 9 to 33 Mclaughlins Road.

See the Mclaughlins Road A plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 592KB)

Feedback results

We received mostly positive feedback on the proposal. As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed, without changes, to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Why is the proposed footpath 1.8m wide?

The 1.8m footpath width is the standard width we are aiming to use across Auckland. This width is the minimum required for two people to pass each other safely and accounts for people in wheelchairs, on mobility scooters or using a pram. 

Can the footpath be extended along the entire length of the road?

Requests for a new footpath, or extending an existing one, are added to a register and will be assessed in the next financial year.

Where will residents be walking to and from, if there is no bus stop or train station nearby?

This footpath proposal is based on a number of public requests. A footpath in this area will provide a safe walking route along a road that is used by a large number of trucks, and will promote healthier lifestyles while reducing car dependency.

Can additional work (such as footpath maintenance) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.


Mclaughlins Road B, Wiri

Proposed footpath location: Outside 49 Mclaughlins Road.

See the Mclaughlins Road B plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 255KB)

Feedback results

We received mostly positive feedback on the proposal. As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed, without changes, to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Can additional work (such as business parking allocation) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work before June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.


Ray Small Drive, Papakura

Proposed footpath location: From 7 Ray Small Drive to Queen Street.

See the Ray Small Drive plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 283KB)

Feedback results

We received mostly positive feedback on the proposal. As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed, without changes, to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Is this footpath necessary, as not many pedestrians walk here?

The proposed footpath bridges a gap in the existing footpath network and provides a continuous walking route to Prince Edward Park.

Can additional work (such as parking removal) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.


Roscommon Road, Wiri

Proposed footpath location: From 257 to 261 Roscommon Road.

See the Roscommon Road plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 708KB)

Feedback results

AT received positive feedback on the proposal and no concerns were raised by the community.

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed, without changes, to the next stage of detailed planning.

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.


Ross Avenue, Papatoetoe

Proposed footpath location: From 3 Ross Avenue to14 Swaffield Road.

See the Ross Avenue plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 260KB)

Feedback results

We received  positive feedback on the proposal. As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed, without changes, to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Will there be additional lighting around this footpath?

We will do a lighting assessment as part of the detailed design stage and will incorporate changes to the current street lighting if required.

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.

Eastern Auckland

Beachlands Road, Beachlands

Proposed footpath location: From Shelly Bay Road to Bell Road.

See the Beachlands Road plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 422KB)

Feedback results

We received mixed feedback on this proposal..

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

The footpath is not necessary as the footpath on the other side of the road is sufficient.

Beachlands Road has a high volume of traffic and a high speed limit. This poses a significant safety risk for pedestrians. the proposed footpath provides a safe walking route in this area. 

Can the footpath be extended further along Beachlands Road?

Requests for new and extending footpaths will be added to a register for assessment in the next financial year.

This proposal will affect a number of native trees on Beachlands Road.

We do not intend to remove trees as part of this proposal and plan to work around the existing trees. This will be assessed during the detailed design phase.

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.


Bell Road, Beachlands

Proposed footpath location: From 27 Bell Road to Third View Avenue.

See the Bell Road plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 356KB)

Feedback results

We received mostly positive feedback on this proposal.

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

The footpath is unnecessary, as there is a footpath on the other side of the road.

The proposed footpath is in a residential area close to Beachlands School. The footpath will connect the existing pedestrian crossing and provide a walkway between Bell Road and Pony Park Place. 

Can the footpath be extended and finish opposite the crossing near the school?

The existing footpath finishes at 27 Bell Road and the proposed footpath will connect to the exitinting footpath, providing a continuous walking route for students and other pedestians, as well as help students cross the road at the pedestrian crossing. 

Is AT going to seal driveways as part of this proposal?

During the detailed design stage we will assess areas between the carriageway and the property boundaries and find the best layout for the footpath.

Construction or maintenance of private driveways must be provided by the property owner.

Can AT drop the kerb across the road at the intersection of Bell Road and Third View Avenue?

Yes. The proposal includes an option to drop the kerb at this intersection to help pedestrians cross the road safely and easily.

This pram crossing will include tactile pavers. 

Can additional work (such as extra footpaths or pedestrian crossing) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.


Churchill Road, Cockle Bay

Proposed footpath location: From Montgomery Crescent to Cockle Bay Road.

See the Churchill Road plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 260KB)

Feedback results

Having taken all community feedback into consideration, we have decided that there is not enough supporting evidence to proceed with the proposed work.

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will not proceed to the next stage of detailed planning.


First View Avenue, Beachlands

Proposed footpath location: From Wakelin Road to Sunkist Bay Road.

See the First View Avenue plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 344KB)

Feedback results

We received mostly positive feedback on the proposal. As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed, without changes, to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Why is the proposed footpath 1.8m wide?

The 1.8m footpath width is the standard width we are aiming to use across Auckland. This width is the minimum required for two people to pass each other safely and accounts for people in wheelchairs, on mobility scooters or using a pram. 

Can the footpath be moved closer to the road edge?

The existing footpath is located at the mid-berm level. The proposed footpath ties into the existing ones and follows a similar alignment to ensure pedestrians have a convenient and continuous route. 

Will AT install kerbs, channels, stormwater drainage and street lighting as part of this proposal?

We will assess the need for stormwater drainage and lighting as part of the detailed design stage, and will incorporate all necessary changes to the design as required.

Will AT seal driveways as part of this proposal?

During the detailed design stage we will assess areas between the carriageway and the property boundaries and find the best layout for the footpath.

Construction or maintenance of private driveways must be provided by the property owner.

Can the footpath be extended further along First View Avenue?

Requests for extending the footpath beyond this proposal will be added to a register for further investigation.

Can additional work (such as a pedestrian crossing) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.


Second View Avenue, Beachlands

Proposed footpath location: From Wakelin Road to Bell Road.

See the Second View Avenue plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 420KB)

Feedback results

We received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents.  

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

The footpath is not necessary as there is a footpath on the other side of the road.

The proposed footpath is located close to the Beachlands Town Centre, it is necessary as it bridges a gap in the current footpath network.

Is AT going to seal driveways as part of this proposal?

During the detailed design stage we will assess areas between the carriageway and the property boundaries and find the best layout for the footpath.

Construction or maintenance of private driveways must be provided by the property owners.

Will AT install kerbing, channelling and stormwater drainage as part of this proposal?

During the detailed design phase we will perform stormwater assessments and incorporate any required changes into the design. 

Can additional work (such as new footpaths) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.

Northern Auckland

Albert Street, Riverhead

Proposed footpath location: From Great North Road to George Street.

See the Albert Street plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 56KB)

Feedback results

We received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents.  

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

The footpath is not necessary as there is a footpath on the other side of the road.

The proposed footpath provides a safe walking route to local shops and bridges a gap in the current footpath network.

Will the tree at the corner of Albert Street and George Street be removed?

We do not intend to remove trees as part of this proposal and aim to work around existing trees. This will be assessed during the detailed design phase.

Will AT install kerbing, channelling and street lighting as part of this proposal?

During the detailed design phase we will perform stormwater and street lighting assessments and incorporate any required changes into the design. 

How close to the road edge will the footpath be?

The proposed footpath will follow similar alignment to other footpaths in the area to ensure pedestrians have a convenient and continuous route. 

Can additional work (such as footpath extensions, road maintenance, widening of York Street and additional parking) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.

East Coast Road, Silverdale

Proposed footpath location: From Hibiscus Coast Highway to 59 Tavern Road.

See the East Coast Road plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 52KB)

Feedback results

Having taken all community feedback into consideration, we have decided that there is not enough supporting evidence to proceed with the proposed work.

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will not proceed to the next stage of detailed planning.

Gulf Harbour Drive, Gulf Harbour

Proposed footpath location: From bus stop near Harbour Village to existing footpath.

See the Gulf Harbour Drive plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 268KB)

Feedback results

We received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents.  

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Can additional work (such as a footpath to the ferry) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.

Oteha Valley Road, Albany

Proposed footpath location: From Dairy Flat Highway to exiting footpath.

See the Oteha Valley Road plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 720KB)

Feedback results

We received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents.  

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Can there be a berm between the road and the footpath?

During the detailed design stage we will explore the option of including a berm between the footpath and the kerb. We will take into account existing trees and services. 

Can additional work (such as a pedestrian crossing, footpath maintenance, fencing off protected bush areas and installing a cycle way) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay

Proposed footpath location: From 639 to 595 Whangaparaoa Road.

See the Whangaparaoa Road plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 980KB)

Feedback results

We received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents.

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Can the footpath be extended to outside 611 Whangaparaoa Road?

A footpath already exists at this location and has annual maintenance checks. The consition assessment of the footpath shows that it is currently in an acceptable state.

Will the footpath be marked for bikes?

The proposed footpath is 1.8m wide, which is too narrow to be considered as a shared path used by cyclists and pedestrians. 

Can additional work (such as road widening) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.

Central Auckland

Carrington Road A, Mt Albert

Proposed footpath location: At the bus stop opposite Fifth Avenue.

See the Carrington Road A plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 292KB)

Feedback results

We received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents.

As a result of this feedback, the proposal has been changed and we will only proceed with the footpath on the northern side of the bus stop

The proposal will now proceed to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Are footpaths on both sides of the bus stop necessary?

We have reconsidered this and have changed the design to feature only one footpath (on the northern side of the bus stop).

There are a lot of footpaths being replaced at the moment, is this necessary?

For this proposal, we are not replacing existing footpaths. We proposed to install a new footpath - based on public requests - to help people of all ages and abilities access the bus stop.

Existing footpaths are checked for maintenance annually and will be repaired if required. 

Can additional work (such as a new cycleway, pram crossing or crossing facility) be included in this proposal?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, any additional work is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work. 


Carrington Road B, Mt Albert

Proposed footpath location: At the bus stop opposite Gladstone Primary School.

See the Carrington Road B plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 256KB)

Feedback results

We received mixed feedback on this proposal..

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

The removal of the hedge is unnecessary. There is already a link from the bus stop to the footpath.

The purpose of this footpath is to connect the bus stop to the existing footpath behind the hedge. The existing link serves as a private Unitec driveway and is controlled by gates. 

Removing the hedge and installing the new footpath will give people easy access to the bus stop at all times. 

Footpaths in nearby roads (such as Carrington Road and Seaview Terrace) should have a higher priority.

This proposed footpath bridges a gap in the footpath network and encourages public transport use by making it easier to access the existing bus stop. This footpath is a priority as it will be used by a large number of students based at the Unitec campus. 

Existing footpaths are checked for maintenance annually and will be repaired if required. 

Can the bus stop be relocated?

We welcome and appreciate all requests for additional works. Unfortunately, moving the bus stop location  is out-of-scope for this proposal. 

Our Report a problem online submission form is the best way to submit ideas for future development. We consider all submissions. 

Next steps

We expect to start this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work. 

Western Auckland

Shetland Street, Glen Eden

Proposed footpath location: From 10 to 16 Shetland Street.

See the Shetland Street plan for further details of the proposal (PDF 296KB)

Feedback results

We received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents.

As a result of this feedback, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

Is AT going to seal driveways as part of this proposal?

We will make a decision on this during the detailed design phase as we consider the area between the carriageway and the property boundary. 

Please note, construction or maintenance of driveways within the private property must be provided by the property owner..

Can the tar seal driveway outside 16 Shetland Street be flattened and evened out, as it is difficult to walk across? 

The design of the footpath will ensure that it can be used by people of all ages and abilities. 

During the detailed design phase we consider the area between the carriageway and the property boundary.

Please note, construction or maintenance of driveways within the private property must be provided by the property owner.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work before July 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work


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