Auckland Transport, in partnership with Glen Innes community representatives, is working to make key changes to your neighbourhood that will improve safety and accessibility for all road users around the Glen Innes town centre.
Project status: Consultation closed
Project zone: Central
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We believe town centres are places for people and should be viewed as destinations rather than thoroughfares. Glen Innes Town Centre is no different and people should feel comfortable moving around the town centre, visiting local shops and businesses.
We are proposing to:
- install 30/50km/h signs with red coloured surfacing on Line Road, Taniwha Street, Apirana Avenue, Maybury Street, Point England Road, Merton Road, Tamatea Avenue, Riverside Avenue and Kawiti Avenue (subject to the outcome of Proposed Speed Limit Changes Phase 3)
- install side islands, a raised table and a raised pedestrian crossing on Apirana Avenue
- install a raised pedestrian crossing on Maybury Street
- install a raised table on Line Road
- add five car parking spaces on Apirana Avenue and remove five parking spaces on Maybury Street and four parking spaces on Line Road to enable these proposed improvements.
As part of Vision Zero for the greater good, Auckland Transport is committed to making the roads around Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland safer and reducing death and serious injury on our roads. Glen Innes is prioritised under its town centre safe speeds programme due to high numbers of vulnerable road users – children, senior citizens, people walking and people on bikes or motorcycles interacting with motorists.
Within a 5-year period (2016 to 2020) there were 12 deaths in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki area and 164 serious injuries. The road trauma is both a transport and a public health issue for the region with significant economic costs.
Auckland Transport estimates the economic and social costs of deaths and serious injuries in Auckland as $1.2 billion every year. More importantly, the after-effects of road trauma on victims’ whānau, friends and community are truly devastating.
A working group consisting of Glen Innes Business Association, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, Tāmaki Regeneration, Shun Di Group and Bike Auckland are working together with Auckland Transport on a design that is aimed at making it safer to walk, bike or drive around Glen Innes town centre. We have carefully considered the safety problem together, while thinking about what is important to businesses, residents and visitors to Glen Innes.
Our proposal is based on evidence including speed data, crash data, pedestrian surveys, and best practices in road safety.
The improvements will also help complement proposed safer speed limits within the Glen Innes Town Centre area. These safety improvements will make the road feel more natural to drive 30km/h on. They will also give more confidence to other road users to move around the town centre without the fear of being killed or seriously injured on the roads.
Reason for safer speed limits
Safe speed limits are making a massive difference to road safety across our region, with a 47% reduction in road deaths where speed limits were changed in June 2020.
Research has shown that the maximum speed the human body can withstand during impact is 30km/h. Any faster than this and the chance of surviving or being able to walk away from a crash without a serious injury, is significantly reduced. We want all people to be able to return home to their friends or family at the end of the day.
Auckland Transport may introduce a 30km/h speed limit to Glen Innes town centre in the future as part of a wider speed management programme. Consultation on this proposed new bylaw took place in March 2022. Find out more about the proposed speed limit changes.
We heard what you like about these proposed changes and/or how you think we could make them better. Feedback is now closed.
- We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
Glen Innes: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Glen Innes are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures like minor time saving.