Grey Lynn School

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Safe School Speeds is a pilot programme that AT is trialing with a number of schools around Auckland. We will reduce the speed around several schools using temporary changes like street art, planter boxes and other measures to reduce the risk of death and serious injury.

It’s a consultation by trial approach - Rather than proposing designs online or in a brochure, communities can interact with proposed street changes in a real-life context. Installations are adaptable.

Ultimately successful trials will lead to a permanent solution, which will take on board feedback collected from the community during the trial period.

The work we’re doing

During July and August 2021, AT installed some changes that align with feedback received from co-design sessions with Grey Lynn School.

We have included a map to show you what has been installed.

The changes which feature on Surrey Crescent, Browning Street, Firth Street and Selbourne Street are:

  • School zone markings which act as a visual cue to drivers that they are entering a slow speed area as well as new speed bumps
  • Drop-off and pick-up zones outside school gates in the vicinity of 1 and 9 Surrey Crescent indicated by a purple painted kerb and signage
  • Kerb buildouts along Surrey Crescent, Browning Street, and Firth Street to reduce lane width to slow down vehicle speeds around the school and to prevent illegal parking
  • Street art within kerb buildouts and on the footpath with a specific theme chosen by Grey Lynn Primary School. This will complement the overall design scheme for the area by creating a clearly visible, vibrant and safe school zone.

Wherever possible we have used material and colours that will help enhance the vibrancy of the area. This serves as an effective visual queue to motorists, that they are entering an area with lots of people moving around.

What happens next

Construction is complete as of 16 August 2021.

We had planned to undertake monitoring (speed counters, behavior observation) and seek public feedback during late August-early September, but we have had to put a pause on this until we return to at least level 2. Due to significantly less vehicle traffic and very few children attending school it would not be appropriate to undertake feedback and monitoring during COVID-19 alert levels 3 or 4.

Once COVID-19 alert levels are reduced, we will be in touch regarding how you can provide feedback.

Following this feedback and monitoring period, we will look to make improvements to what has been installed.

How long will these measures be here for

These changes could be in place for up to 18 months. Should the trial prove effective, it will inform permanent changes to lower speed around the school.



Safe School Speeds is a pilot programme that AT is trialing with a number of schools around Auckland. We will reduce the speed around several schools using temporary changes like street art, planter boxes and other measures to reduce the risk of death and serious injury.

It’s a consultation by trial approach - Rather than proposing designs online or in a brochure, communities can interact with proposed street changes in a real-life context. Installations are adaptable.

Ultimately successful trials will lead to a permanent solution, which will take on board feedback collected from the community during the trial period.

The work we’re doing

During July and August 2021, AT installed some changes that align with feedback received from co-design sessions with Grey Lynn School.

We have included a map to show you what has been installed.

The changes which feature on Surrey Crescent, Browning Street, Firth Street and Selbourne Street are:

  • School zone markings which act as a visual cue to drivers that they are entering a slow speed area as well as new speed bumps
  • Drop-off and pick-up zones outside school gates in the vicinity of 1 and 9 Surrey Crescent indicated by a purple painted kerb and signage
  • Kerb buildouts along Surrey Crescent, Browning Street, and Firth Street to reduce lane width to slow down vehicle speeds around the school and to prevent illegal parking
  • Street art within kerb buildouts and on the footpath with a specific theme chosen by Grey Lynn Primary School. This will complement the overall design scheme for the area by creating a clearly visible, vibrant and safe school zone.

Wherever possible we have used material and colours that will help enhance the vibrancy of the area. This serves as an effective visual queue to motorists, that they are entering an area with lots of people moving around.

What happens next

Construction is complete as of 16 August 2021.

We had planned to undertake monitoring (speed counters, behavior observation) and seek public feedback during late August-early September, but we have had to put a pause on this until we return to at least level 2. Due to significantly less vehicle traffic and very few children attending school it would not be appropriate to undertake feedback and monitoring during COVID-19 alert levels 3 or 4.

Once COVID-19 alert levels are reduced, we will be in touch regarding how you can provide feedback.

Following this feedback and monitoring period, we will look to make improvements to what has been installed.

How long will these measures be here for

These changes could be in place for up to 18 months. Should the trial prove effective, it will inform permanent changes to lower speed around the school.



Page last updated: 03 September 2021, 12:06