Ōwairaka District 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 installed around a school before any long-term solutions are introduced. The changes are designed to improve connectivity and increase safety outside schools. The aim is to reduce the number of vehicles during peak travel times, ask parents who drive to use park and walk zones and encourage more students and their families (whanau) to walk, cycle and scoot to and from school each day.

As part of the Safe School Streets programme, Auckland Transport (AT) has implemented a number of temporary safety improvements around Ōwairaka District School. These are being trialled to understand what permanent improvements should be introduced in final scheme.

In 2021, we sought feedback from the community about the changes and the impact they are having.

We had also planned to undertake traffic monitoring; however, this was delayed due to COVID-19.

In September 2022, AT is making some modifications to the trial based on initial feedback from the school and people in the community and we will again monitor the impact of these changes as part of the final report.

Once we have the traffic monitoring data, we will combine this with the community feedback to create an evaluation report which will be shared with the public.


The changes trialled at Ōwairaka District School include:

  • Drop-off and pick-up/park and walk zones. Parents/caregivers have been encouraged to drop children off at a number of promoted drop-off zones away from the school gate.
  • Restricted parking. Parking has been restricted on the school side of Richardson Road, with parents and caregivers encouraged during drop off/pick up times to use the zones referred to above.
  • Unlocked gate. The school gate located in Murray Halberg Park will be unlocked and opened during the interim phase. Entry via this school gate is the quickest way to get to school from Murray Halberg Park .
  • Traffic calming. On-road treatments to slow traffic have been installed outside the school.


What happens next?

Auckland Transport and their research partners will analyse the feedback and traffic monitoring data and use it to help refine the proposal.

Based on the feedback from the school and community around the interim changes, we’ll refine the designs and confirm whether or not the temporary changes will be made permanent. If confirmed, construction of the proposed permanent changes is likely to take place in 2023, subject to funding.

If you have any questions or want to discuss this proposal further, please contact 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 installed around a school before any long-term solutions are introduced. The changes are designed to improve connectivity and increase safety outside schools. The aim is to reduce the number of vehicles during peak travel times, ask parents who drive to use park and walk zones and encourage more students and their families (whanau) to walk, cycle and scoot to and from school each day.

As part of the Safe School Streets programme, Auckland Transport (AT) has implemented a number of temporary safety improvements around Ōwairaka District School. These are being trialled to understand what permanent improvements should be introduced in final scheme.

In 2021, we sought feedback from the community about the changes and the impact they are having.

We had also planned to undertake traffic monitoring; however, this was delayed due to COVID-19.

In September 2022, AT is making some modifications to the trial based on initial feedback from the school and people in the community and we will again monitor the impact of these changes as part of the final report.

Once we have the traffic monitoring data, we will combine this with the community feedback to create an evaluation report which will be shared with the public.


The changes trialled at Ōwairaka District School include:

  • Drop-off and pick-up/park and walk zones. Parents/caregivers have been encouraged to drop children off at a number of promoted drop-off zones away from the school gate.
  • Restricted parking. Parking has been restricted on the school side of Richardson Road, with parents and caregivers encouraged during drop off/pick up times to use the zones referred to above.
  • Unlocked gate. The school gate located in Murray Halberg Park will be unlocked and opened during the interim phase. Entry via this school gate is the quickest way to get to school from Murray Halberg Park .
  • Traffic calming. On-road treatments to slow traffic have been installed outside the school.


What happens next?

Auckland Transport and their research partners will analyse the feedback and traffic monitoring data and use it to help refine the proposal.

Based on the feedback from the school and community around the interim changes, we’ll refine the designs and confirm whether or not the temporary changes will be made permanent. If confirmed, construction of the proposed permanent changes is likely to take place in 2023, subject to funding.

If you have any questions or want to discuss this proposal further, please contact us at ATengagement@at.govt.nz.



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