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.
Project status: Consultation - last updated 23 February 2021.
Project zone: South
Manurewa (Area 2) road safety improvement is the second area-wide speed calming project in Manurewa.
We aim to reduce vehicle speeds by installing a combination of speed-calming measures such as speed humps, raised tables, and zebra crossings where justified.
The improvements are proposed for within the area contained by Mahia Road, Great South Road and Weymouth Road, as shown on the map below.
Find out how we will make our streets safer with our Residential Speed Management programme.
These improvements are part of AT's commitment to reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads by 60% over the next 10 years.
This project is partly funded by the Regional Fuel Tax and supported by the Manurewa Local Board.
What we identified in Manurewa (Area 2)
We have identified various areas for road safety improvements, Manurewa (Area 2) has been prioritised based on these factors:
- Safety concerns raised by residents
- Local Crash Analysis System (CAS) data – 131 crashes in the last five years
- Vehicle speeds on key roads in Manurewa (Area 2) are in excess of the current speed limits
- The three highest speeds recorded were in excess of 121km/h on Rimu Road, McDivitt Street and Coxhead Road
- Location of community facilities (schools, shops, parks and community centres).
The speed calming measures proposed for the area will help to create a slower speed environment, which is safer for everyone. This will help to reduce the risks of accidents, serious injuries and death as well as make the streets safer for pedestrians, encouraging people to walk and cycle more.
Road safety improvements
The project aims to reduce vehicle speeds on local residential streets in Manurewa (Area 2) we are planning on installing a combination of speed calming measures including:
- raised table zebra crossings
- raised swedish style speed tables
- standard raised tables
- speed humps
- entry treatment in the form of red coloured surfacing.
The improvements will require the removal of 8 to 10 car parks where zebra crossings and raised tables are proposed, as well as the moving of some bus stops and at some intersections, for safety and visibility reasons.
Our transportation engineers have selected the type and location of each proposed safety
measure based on a variety of criteria. These include:
- Proximity to schools or other locations where there are a higher number of people walking or on bikes.
- International best practice guidelines for positioning measures to reduce speed in residential areas.
- Space available between driveways and/or bus stops.
- Whether roads are bus routes.
- See the map for proposed locations.
The locations of speed calming improvements for your street, shown in detailed plans in the table below:
Road names in italics are roads with no changes proposed.
|Beaumonts Way||Drawing set 1 (PDF 24MB, 15 pages)|
|Beaumonts Way extension|
|Rogers Road||Drawing set 2 (PDF 27MB, 16 pages)|
|Bowater Place||Drawing set 3 (PDF 37MB, 22 pages)|
|Coxhead Road||Drawing set 4 (PDF 37MB, 22 pages)|
|Friedlanders Road||Drawing set 5 (22MB, 13 pages)|
|Dr Pickering Avenue|
|Sykes Road||Drawing set 6 (PDF 31MB, 19 pages)|
|Glenveagh Park Drive|
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.
You can help by telling us what you think about the revised proposal and what changes, if any, you would make.
Feedback closes 8 March 2021.
Come talk to us
You can speak to the project team in person. Just turn up at any time during our drop-in sessions and our team will be there to answer any questions you have:
- Saturday 27 February, 11am to 2pm, Manurewa Pool and Leisure Centre, Sykes Road, Manurewa.
Feedback sessions can only be held when Auckland is at Covid-19 Alert Level 1.
If you would like to discuss details of the project with us please Contact us and include the keyword 'Manurewa safety' in the comments section, and we’ll set up a call with one of our engineers.
After feedback closes
We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and together with your community representatives decide the best way to move forward.
- If you provided your email or address with your feedback, we will share the outcome with you.
- Should the proposal go ahead, we’ll let you know when to expect construction. We will work closely with community representatives to make sure traffic and noise are well managed.