Under construction (due to be finished 18 March)
These temporary safety improvements are currently being installed. If you'd like to make early feedback, you can do so at the bottom of this page.
We’re trialling temporary street upgrades to make Aranui streets safer and more people-friendly. Whether visiting whānau and friends or encouraging tamariki to walk, scooter or bike to school, everyone should be able to do it safely.
The project is 90% funded by New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi's ‘Streets for People’ programme. The vision of Streets for People is to create safer and more accessible environments for walking and cycling, and to reduce vehicle speeds and volumes in places where pedestrian numbers are high.
We’re using this funding to work with members of the Aranui community to understand their safety concerns when getting around their community and to problem solve solutions.
The trialled changes have been made using low-cost, quick-to-install materials to see how they work before considering permanent solutions. Trialling any changes first means we can make adjustments if needed, and it also lets locals reimagine their streets and give feedback based on experience, to ensure any permanent solution meets the needs of the community.
The trial at a glance
Throughout the community design stage of this project, the community identified areas where they were concerned about safety when travelling around Aranui. Together, we've worked on solutions to these problems, and now we want to know how you're finding them.
The changes shown in the map below are focus on high-pedestrian areas – Chisnallwood Intermediate School, Haeata Community Campus, St James School, Wainoni Park and the Hampshire Street shops. They all aim to make it easier and safer to walk, cycle, scooter and drive around Aranui.
Changes included in the trial
The best way to take part in this trial is to walk, cycle, scooter or drive through these Aranui streets, but you can also learn more about the six different changes that we're trialling below.
- Pedestrian crossing upgrades
- Safe speed bumps
- Intersection upgrades
- Hampshire Street shops – median flexi-posts
- Painted planter boxes
- Footpath widening
Before you provide feedback...
We wanted to give you the opportunity to provide feedback on the changes now, but you may want to wait until construction finishes on 18 March 2024.