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Consultation closed

Consultation on the Aranui Streets Project has now closed. People were able to provide feedback on the trial from 18 March to 15 April 2024.

During this time, we heard from 211 individuals and groups through online and hard-copy Council feedback channels. A further approximately 200 people provided feedback during ACTIS's 'humps and bollards have your say day'. You can read their feedback by clicking the link in the box above. To find out how this influenced the Community Board decision you can read the minutes - also included in the link above, or watch the decision being made.

Work on upgrading the intersections will start in late-June 2024.

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 focused 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.

Checking out the trial

The best way to check out the trial is to walk, cycle, scooter or drive through these Aranui streets, but you can also learn more about the six key aspects we're trialling by viewing the slideshow below.

The key aspects of the trial are:

  • Pedestrian crossing upgrades
  • Safe speed humps
  • Intersection upgrades
  • Hampshire Street shops – median flexi-posts
  • Painted planter boxes
  • Footpath widening

Let's talk

Your feedback will be provided to Elected Members ahead of a decision being made on whether any aspects of the trial will remain in the street.

Aranui Streets in the news

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project? Contact us below:

Phone 03 941 8999 (0800 800 169)