Glenfield Primary School

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Safe School Streets

Safe School Streets is a pilot programme that AT is trialling with a number of schools around Auckland. The programme sees temporary measures introduced around a school before any long-term solutions are implemented. The changes are designed to increase safety outside schools, reduce the number of vehicles during peak times and encourage more students and their families to walk and cycle to and from school each day.

Auckland Transport is taking a Vision Zero approach to road safety. This means we are striving to have zero deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. To achieve this, we are working to create a more forgiving road network that recognises that we are human and make mistakes. But those mistakes should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads.

The main themes that emerged from the co-design workshops and surveys were that the area around Glenfield Primary School should be;

A safer environment for school children while still accommodating pick-up and drop off needs. Local services, such as rubbish collection, would also need to be unhindered.

The proposed temporary changes are the outcome of the co-design process that took place between December 2020 and February 2021. The design includes a simplified road layout, kerb buildouts to slow traffic and artwork to signal to all road users that this is a school area and slow speeds/extra care is needed.

The changes we are planning, which will feature on Chivalry Road, are;

  • School zone markings, flexible bollards as well as new speed cushion pads which act as a visual cue to drivers that they are entering a slow speed area
  • A new drop-off and pick-up zone inside the Glenfield Primary School carpark indicated by a purple painted kerb and signage
  • Cycle lanes painted with a unique theme chosen by Glenfield Primary School which will help emphasise the presence of school children in the area
  • Pedestrian wayfinding street art chosen by Glenfield Primary School to help direct the flow of foot traffic, particularly when children are arriving and leaving

Wherever possible we will be using material and colours that will help enhance the vibrancy of the area. This serves both as an effective visual queue to motorists, that they are entering an area with lots of people moving around, and to add to the character of Glenfield Primary school and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

The measures we are installing are temporary, however if they work and the community are happy with them, we are keen to make them permanent. Following a period of time, we will be conducting research on how the measures are working and look at any changes that may need to be made. We would love to hear your thoughts along the way.

Please provide feedback through the online survey or email us at ATengagement@at.govt.nz



Safe School Streets

Safe School Streets is a pilot programme that AT is trialling with a number of schools around Auckland. The programme sees temporary measures introduced around a school before any long-term solutions are implemented. The changes are designed to increase safety outside schools, reduce the number of vehicles during peak times and encourage more students and their families to walk and cycle to and from school each day.

Auckland Transport is taking a Vision Zero approach to road safety. This means we are striving to have zero deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. To achieve this, we are working to create a more forgiving road network that recognises that we are human and make mistakes. But those mistakes should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads.

The main themes that emerged from the co-design workshops and surveys were that the area around Glenfield Primary School should be;

A safer environment for school children while still accommodating pick-up and drop off needs. Local services, such as rubbish collection, would also need to be unhindered.

The proposed temporary changes are the outcome of the co-design process that took place between December 2020 and February 2021. The design includes a simplified road layout, kerb buildouts to slow traffic and artwork to signal to all road users that this is a school area and slow speeds/extra care is needed.

The changes we are planning, which will feature on Chivalry Road, are;

  • School zone markings, flexible bollards as well as new speed cushion pads which act as a visual cue to drivers that they are entering a slow speed area
  • A new drop-off and pick-up zone inside the Glenfield Primary School carpark indicated by a purple painted kerb and signage
  • Cycle lanes painted with a unique theme chosen by Glenfield Primary School which will help emphasise the presence of school children in the area
  • Pedestrian wayfinding street art chosen by Glenfield Primary School to help direct the flow of foot traffic, particularly when children are arriving and leaving

Wherever possible we will be using material and colours that will help enhance the vibrancy of the area. This serves both as an effective visual queue to motorists, that they are entering an area with lots of people moving around, and to add to the character of Glenfield Primary school and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

The measures we are installing are temporary, however if they work and the community are happy with them, we are keen to make them permanent. Following a period of time, we will be conducting research on how the measures are working and look at any changes that may need to be made. We would love to hear your thoughts along the way.

Please provide feedback through the online survey or email us at ATengagement@at.govt.nz