Te Atatū Peninsula - Bus priority T2 lanes Te Atatū Peninsula - Bus priority T2 lanes

Proposal status: Feedback open until 27 November 2022

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​We're proposing improvements in your area

To make public transport a more viable option for people who live in Te Atatū Peninsula, it is important that the bus services are reliable. To help with this we are proposing some improvements to Te Atatū Road.

Changes we're proposing to make

Te Atatū Road between Yeovil Avenue and Gloria Avenue

  • Convert the outside lane into a bus priority T2 lane.
  • Upgrade the existing cycle lanes to protected cycle lanes.
  • Upgrade the existing refuge crossing south of Gunner Drive to a raised pedestrian crossing.
  • Install a new refuge islands and pram crossing on Yeovil Road at the intersection with Te Atatū Road.

Old Te Atatū Road between Parkvale Grove and Te Atatū Road 

  • Implement a short priority T2 bus lane on approach of the bus stop and intersection (for inbound buses).
  • Allow buses to turn right from the left lane at Old Te Atatū Road and Te Atatū Road intersection
  • Relocate and modify the existing traffic island and flush median on Te Atatū Road to accommodate tracking. This is based on vehicle tracking using a 12.6 metre bus and 10.3 metre truck simultaneously turning at the intersection
  • installing a raised pedestrian crossing within vicinity of the existing pair of bus stops and Parkvale Grove.

Proposed operating times for the T2 and bus lanes:

Te Atatū Road

  • Northbound (toward peninsula) – Monday to Friday during PM peak traffic times.
  • Southbound (toward motorway) – Monday to Friday during AM peak traffic times.

Old Te Atatū Road

  • Southbound (toward Te Atatū Road) – Monday to Friday during AM peak traffic times.

The proposed changes are part of the with the Northwestern Bus Improvements project and will improve the level of service as well as improving the overall operation and safety of the corridor. 

Auckland Transport has created a strategy to improve the efficiency of the bus network to meet the projected population growth and the demand for public transport in the coming years. 

Have your say

Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your neighbourhood.

Feedback closes 27 November 2022.

Give your feedback

Information sessions 

Held at the Te Atatū Peninsula Library, 595 Te Atatū Road, 10am to 2pm.​

  • Wednesday 9 November, 10am to 12pm
  • Saturday 12 November, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesday 16 November, 10am to 12pm
  • Saturday 19 November, 10am to 12pm

Next steps

We will analyse all the feedback and use it to help refine the proposal.

We will prepare a report on the feedback received and any changes made to the proposal which will be published online. If you provided your contact details when giving us feedback, we will notify you when the report is available.

The public feedback report will be published on this web page February 2023.

​Why these improvements are needed 

By 2046, there will be nearly triple the number of people travelling along the Northwestern Motorway (SH16). More people need to travel by bus and multiple occupancy vehicles, or congestion will get worse, and journeys will take longer.

This project aims to: 

  • Improve bus travel times and reliability of public transport to, from and within the Northwest, including services that connect to the Northwestern Express services at the Te Atatū interchange. 
  • Better utilise limited road space and reduce the need to expand existing roads (expanding roads is not a feasible option to accommodate ongoing traffic growth). AT’s Urban Street and Road Design Guide (PDF 11.6MB) shows the space efficiency of each transport mode. 
  • Enable traffic to flow freely, which will reduce harmful emissions and carbon dioxide. Overall emissions per person will also reduce when higher occupancy vehicles are used.
  • Minimise travel delays to vehicles using the general traffic lane by encouraging more people to travel by bus and high occupancy vehicles. 
  • Maintain and enhance the safety of all road users, particularly vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and people on bikes. 
  • Create a more connected city with improved access to opportunities. 

​Areas of proposed work

These images are indicative of the proposed works. For a more detailed overview of the proposed works please download the Te Atatū Peninsula Bus priority T2 lanes plans (PDF 2.78MB).

Te Atatū Road

Te Atatū Road, between Vinograd Drive and Cellarmans Street.

Te Atatū Road, between Cellarmans Street and Gloria Avenue roundabout.

Old Te Atatū Road 

Old Te Atatu Road near Parkvale Grove.

Old Te Atatu Road, between Parkvale Grove and Toru Street.