Ponsonby Road and Pompallier Terrace Pedestrian Safety Improvements Ponsonby Road and Pompallier Terrace Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Proposal status: Construction

Page last updated: 29 May 2023

Auckland Transport (AT) in partnership with Ponsonby community representatives are working hard to make key changes to your neighbourhood. AT has been working alongside community representatives including elected members and the Ponsonby Business Association to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes throughout the development of the design. After consulting on our design proposal in November 2022, we are now looking to start construction on 5 June 2023.

Construction details

We are doing work to upgrade current zebra crossings on Ponsonby Road between Cowan Street and Pompallier Terrace. Our design is considered and based on a variety of factors including public feedback received during consultations, knowledge from experts in their field and improvements generated from findings of a Road Safety Audit.

Our improvements include:

  • Reducing the two left turning lanes to one, as a multi-lane approach to a zebra crossing is unsafe.
  • Upgrading the existing zebra crossing on Ponsonby Road immediately north of its intersection with Cowan Street to a raised zebra crossing.
  • Raising all the zebra crossings to be bus friendly as Ponsonby Road is on a bus route.
  • Formalise the bus stop outside 281 Ponsonby Road.

Download the proposed plan (PDF 818KB).

Artist impression of Ponsonby Road and Pompallier Terrace

Artist's impression of Ponsonby Road and Pompallier Terrace 

Project updates

29 May 2023

AT is now looking to start work on 5 June 2023.

There will be a mix of day works and night works:

  • Night Works – 19:00 – 5:00 – 5 June to 22 June 2023

  • Day and Night Works – 09:00 - 16:00- 26 June to 29 July 2023

  • Night Works - 19:00 – 5:00- 30 July to 10 August 2023

  • East lane work and road surfacing will be nightshift; traffic island and West lane work stages will be mixture of day/night shift

14 May 2023

We had planned to start this project in late April/early May, but we have had to delay our start time to June 2023. We will inform affected stakeholders prior to starting works next month.

Project details

This project supports Tāmaki Makaurau’s commitment to Vision Zero, an ambitious transport safety vision, with the goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. This approach acknowledges that as people we all make mistakes, however a mistake should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads.

It’s also an approach that values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles. It is about caring for more vulnerable road users like people walking or cycling, children and the elderly. Vision Zero is the international benchmark for transport safety.


We consulted on this project in November 2022.

For more information, download the feedback report (PDF 631KB).

You can also visit the Ponsonby Road and Pompallier Terrace, Ponsonby – Pedestrian Safety Improvements webpage.

Download the feedback report for Pompallier Terrace and Ponsonby Road intersection (PDF 631 KB).

Contact us

For all queries about the project please contact Auckland Transport:

Email: projects@AT.govt.nz

Call: 09 355 3553