Grey Lynn School

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Safe School Speeds is a pilot programme that AT is trialling 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.

AT 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 work we’re doing

In late May or early June, AT will install some changes that align with feedback received from co-design sessions with Grey Lynn School.

We have included a map to show you what we will be installing in your neighbourhood, along with some examples of the different types of changes you will see.

The changes we are planning, which will 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, Firth Street and Selbourne 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 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 Grey Lynn School and its surrounding area.


What happens next

Our contractors will be in touch with you prior to work starting from late May or early June.

How long will these measures be here for

The measures we are installing are temporary to test that they are actually effective at slowing vehicle speeds down in this school environment. 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. Should these treatments prove to be effective they will inform any potential permanent design to lower speed around the school.



Safe School Speeds is a pilot programme that AT is trialling 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.

AT 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 work we’re doing

In late May or early June, AT will install some changes that align with feedback received from co-design sessions with Grey Lynn School.

We have included a map to show you what we will be installing in your neighbourhood, along with some examples of the different types of changes you will see.

The changes we are planning, which will 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, Firth Street and Selbourne 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 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 Grey Lynn School and its surrounding area.


What happens next

Our contractors will be in touch with you prior to work starting from late May or early June.

How long will these measures be here for

The measures we are installing are temporary to test that they are actually effective at slowing vehicle speeds down in this school environment. 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. Should these treatments prove to be effective they will inform any potential permanent design to lower speed around the school.