Improvements to Ash Street and Rata Street

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Safety improvements for Rata Street and Ash street,

Auckland Transport would like to work together with you to explore how we can make Ash Street and Rata Street, in Avondale and New Lynn, safer for everyone.

Give your feedback by 6 December 2020.


Project overview

Tragically, three people have been killed on these roads in recent years. A further 46 have been injured or seriously injured in the 213 crashes that occurred on these roads between 2014-2019.

To help prevent people from being killed or seriously injured, we are exploring road safety improvements on these roads.

Project area

From the Ash Street / Rosebank Road intersection to the intersection of Rata Street / Great North Road and Titirangi Road:

Types of improvements we could make

Depending on the availability of funding, the types of improvements (PDF 316KB) possible could include:

  • Speed table (a raised section of road which aims to slow vehicles to a safe speed).
  • Traffic lights on a speed table (to make crossings safer by slowing vehicle speeds).
  • High-friction surfacing (skid resistant road surfacing which helps vehicles to stop quicker when braking).
  • Pedestrian refuge island (to provide pedestrians a safe place to wait when crossing the road in two stages).
  • Road surface texturing (imprinted textures on the road to signal drivers to adjust their speed).
  • Rumble strips and wider road marking (raised markings that make a rumbling sound when driven over).
  • Road safety signage (including electronic signs warning drivers to slow down and making them aware of pedestrians).
  • Broken yellow lines (no stopping parking restrictions).

Please note, some of these measures would require a small number of on-street parking spaces to be removed.

You can help shape these improvements

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.

We are keen for you to tell us about:

  • Your experience when walking, riding a bike or driving Ash Street and Rata Street.
  • The parts of Ash Street and Rata Street you would like us to improve.
  • Your feedback on the types of improvements we are considering.

To have your say:

- Click the 'Have your say' tab below and complete the feedback form, and/or

- Click on 'Location map' tab below to drop a pin and comment on the map.

Auckland Transport would like to work together with you to explore how we can make Ash Street and Rata Street, in Avondale and New Lynn, safer for everyone.

Give your feedback by 6 December 2020.


Project overview

Tragically, three people have been killed on these roads in recent years. A further 46 have been injured or seriously injured in the 213 crashes that occurred on these roads between 2014-2019.

To help prevent people from being killed or seriously injured, we are exploring road safety improvements on these roads.

Project area

From the Ash Street / Rosebank Road intersection to the intersection of Rata Street / Great North Road and Titirangi Road:

Types of improvements we could make

Depending on the availability of funding, the types of improvements (PDF 316KB) possible could include:

  • Speed table (a raised section of road which aims to slow vehicles to a safe speed).
  • Traffic lights on a speed table (to make crossings safer by slowing vehicle speeds).
  • High-friction surfacing (skid resistant road surfacing which helps vehicles to stop quicker when braking).
  • Pedestrian refuge island (to provide pedestrians a safe place to wait when crossing the road in two stages).
  • Road surface texturing (imprinted textures on the road to signal drivers to adjust their speed).
  • Rumble strips and wider road marking (raised markings that make a rumbling sound when driven over).
  • Road safety signage (including electronic signs warning drivers to slow down and making them aware of pedestrians).
  • Broken yellow lines (no stopping parking restrictions).

Please note, some of these measures would require a small number of on-street parking spaces to be removed.

You can help shape these improvements

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.

We are keen for you to tell us about:

  • Your experience when walking, riding a bike or driving Ash Street and Rata Street.
  • The parts of Ash Street and Rata Street you would like us to improve.
  • Your feedback on the types of improvements we are considering.

To have your say:

- Click the 'Have your say' tab below and complete the feedback form, and/or

- Click on 'Location map' tab below to drop a pin and comment on the map.