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Residential Speed Management programme Residential Speed Management programme

Most Aucklanders live on urban residential streets. These communities have highlighted the need to make our streets safer places for walking and cycling, for children, the elderly and the differently abled.


What is the Residential Speed Management Programme?

Vehicles speeding through residential streets are a common concern for Aucklanders. Each year, we receive around 1,000 requests from the public for speed calming to be installed on their street.

As part of our commitment to make Auckland’s roads safer, we have adopted an area-based approach instead of treating individual streets. This is considered more effective in achieving survivable speeds and helping drivers choose a safe and appropriate speed as they drive through residential areas.

This area-based approach has been adopted because:

  • It is often observed that when speed calming is undertaken on one street, speeding drivers use parallel residential streets and simply transfer the issue to another part of the network. An area-based approach prevents this from occurring.
  • Treatment of individual streets only allowed for a small number of streets to be prioritised annually. In contrast, an area-based focus not only allows for speed calming measures to be implemented on a cluster of streets, it would also enable any future reduction of the speed limits within the area.
  • Drivers bypassing traffic signals or busy roads use residential streets which are not designed for high volumes of traffic. An area-based approach reduces bypassing traffic and improves the overall safety in residential areas.

Prioritising areas

Given the volume of requests from Aucklanders, we need to prioritise those residential areas that are most in need of interventions. As such, we analysed all residential areas in the Auckland region in terms of the following criteria:

  • Crash data and risk.
  • Vulnerable road user risk, which considers the likelihood of a pedestrian or cyclist being involved in a crash along a road.
  • Speed of motorised traffic.
  • Location of community facilities, such as schools and kindergartens, community halls, parks and reserves, and walking and cycling routes in the vicinity.
  • Any road curvature, steepness or contours that would prevent speed-calming measures from being effective.
  • Concerns and requests raised by the general public, community groups and elected members.

Priority areas identified as a result of this analysis are listed below. These will be reviewed every 3 years. Projects within these areas will be confirmed annually and will be dependent on programming.

Within the prioritised areas, speed-calming measures would be installed on local streets, excluding arterial roads. We also work closely with other AT teams on existing or proposed projects (such as a road maintenance programme) which may influence design or changes that can be introduced.


Upcoming/current projects

Child Macro Manurewa Road Safety

Manurewa (Area 2) safety improvements

Auckland Transport (AT) are proposing to make road safety improvements on residential streets in Manurewa (Area 2) to provide a safer environment for all road users.


Manurewa (Area 2) safety improvements

We are proposing to make road safety improvements on residential streets in Manurewa (Area 2) to create a safer environment for all road users.

Completed projects


Priority areas subject to programming (not in any particular order)

Clendon Park: Area bound by Roscommon Road and Palmers Road

A map showing the Clendon Park residential speed management zone area

Henderson: Area bound by Universal Drive, Lincoln Road, and Swanson Road

Henderson Area bound by Universal Drive Lincoln Road and Swanson Road

Hillsborough: Area bound by Dominion Road, Richardson Road, Hillsborough Road, and State Highway 20

A map showing the area of the Hillsborough residential speed management zone

Manurewa: Area bound by Browns Road, Russell Road, and Great South Road

A map showing the Manurewa residential speed management zone area

Mount Roskill: Area bound by Mount Albert Road, Owairaka Avenue, Richardson Road, Stoddard Road, and Sandringham Road Extension

A map showing the area of the Mount Roskill residential speed management zone

New Windsor: Area bound by New North Road, Blockhouse Bay Road, New Windsor Road, Maioro Street, and State Highway 20

A  map showing the area of the New Windsor residential speed management zone

Ōtāhuhu: Area bound by Atkinson Avenue, Great South Road, and Walters Road

A map showing the Otahuhu residential speed management programme area

Ōtara: Area bound by Bairds Road, Ōtara Road, and State Highway 1

A map showing the Otara residential speed management programme area

Ōtara: Area bound by East Tamaki Road, Preston Road, and State Highway 1

A map showing the area of the Otara residential speed management zone

Papakura: Area bound by Clevedon Road, Dominion Road, Settlement Road, and Marne Road

A map showing the Papakura residential speed management area

Papatoetoe: Area bound by Portage Road, Station Road, Wylie Road, Puhinui Road, and State Highway 20

A map showing the area of the Papatoetoe residential speed management zone

Randwick Park: Area bound by Alfriston Road, Porchester Road, and State Highway 1

A map showing the Randwick Park residential speed management zone area

Sandringham: Area bound by Sandringham Road, Mount Albert Road, and Saint Lukes Road

A map showing the Sandringham residential speed management zone area

Wattle Downs: Area bound by Mahia Road, Sykes Road, and Fields Road

A map showing the Wattle Downs residential speed management program area

Weymouth: Area bound by Mahia Road, Palmers Road, and Sykes Road

A map showing the Weymouth residential speed management zone

Wiri: Area bound by Druces Road, Kerrs Road, Great South Road, and State Highway 1

A map showing the Wiri residential speed management zone area


Monitoring

Monitoring of completed projects is an integral part of the Residential Speed Management Programme.

Public perceptions: Rosehill, Papakura, Te Atatu South, and Manurewa (Area 1)

In September 2019, we introduced speed calming measures to selected residential areas in the Rosehill, Papakura and Te Atatu South residential areas, followed by Manurewa (Area 1) in June 2020.

We commissioned Gravitas Research to conduct research with residents in these areas to help understand the awareness of the measures that have been put in place, the impact that the measures have had, and the public perceptions and potential changes to travel mode used.

Download the Road Safety Perceptions Survey - Papakura and Te Atatu 2020 (PDF 2.5MB)

Download the Road Safety Perceptions Survey - Manurewa (Area 1) 2021 (PDF 1.28MB, 39 pages)

Here is a summary of the results:

A graph summarising the results of the road safety perception survey undertaken in Te Atatu, Papakura, and Manurewa (Area 1)