Takapuna Town Centre safety improvements Takapuna Town Centre safety improvements

Auckland Transport, in partnership with representatives from the Takapuna community, are working towards improvements to make it safer to walk, bike, and drive around Takapuna’s town centre.

The proposed safety improvements will go out for feedback from the wider community later this year before moving towards a potential construction date in 2023.

Purpose of project

Town centres are busy, with lots of people sharing the road including shoppers, elderly and disabled, schoolchildren, and people using different transport options – all in close proximity to cars. Safer speeds create a better future for everyone and deliver benefits to Auckland communities. The project is funded by the Regional Fuel Tax via Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport.

Community working group

Early in the project AT invited in a working group of community representatives, which has fed into the proposal that will soon be out for public feedback. Community feedback is essential in making this project a success.

This working group was put together to represent the community and includes members of the Te Poari ā-Rohe o Devonport-Takapuna/Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, Takapuna Beach Business Association, Bike Auckland, Takapuna North Community Trust, Takapuna Residents Association, and a local school principal. Input has also come from the local Councillors and Mana Whenua.

Proposed road safety improvements

  • New intersection layout at Hurstmere Road / Killarney Street / Earnoch Avenue
  • New raised speed table with zebra crossing at Killarney Street
  • New raised speed table on Hurstmere Road
  • Kerb build outs on The Promenade
  • New raised speed table with zebra crossing on The Terrace
  • New raised speed table and table with zebra crossing on Anzac Street
  • Minor line marking improvements at Anzac Street / Lake Road roundabout
  • New raised speed table with zebra crossing on Auburn Street
  • New raised speed table with zebra crossing on Lake Road
  • Minor line marking improvements on The Strand

Image: Artist’s impression of a pedestrian crossing on Lake Road near the intersection of Blomfield Spa.

Image: An artist's impression of a pedestrian crossing on Lake Road near the roundabout of connection with The Terrace and Anzac Street.

Next steps

  • Public consultation – including drop-in and online sessions – later in 2022
  • Final detailed designs
  • Construction sometime in 2023

Takapuna: 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 in Takapuna 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). 

Speed plays a crucial role when people behind the wheel make mistakes and crash. Having safe and appropriate speed limits have proven to be the fastest and most cost-effective ways to see an almost immediate reduction in road deaths and serious injuries Learn more on our Safe Speeds Programme page. 

The human cost of loss due to road trauma is incalculable. But the socio-economic burden has been estimated at $5,302,000 per fatal crash, $537,000 per serious injury crash, and $30,600 per minor injury crash by the Waka Kotahi 2020 update: “Social Cost of Road Crashes and Injuries”. 

For more details about this project email projects@at.govt.nz.