Papatoetoe West Streets for People

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Share your ideas for safer streets in West Papatoetoe

We want to work together with the community to trial people friendly spaces and safer ways to travel in West Papatoetoe.

This could include:

  • creating more fun, thriving spaces for people to spend time,
  • making it easier, more accessible, and safer to move around on bike, foot or public transport.

This project is led by the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board, has been awarded funding through the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets Programme, and will be delivered by Auckland Transport.

The changes will be made through temporary improvements in line with Papatoetoe’s unique history and culture, to help us learn and inform longer term changes. Similar projects in Auckland can be seen on Federal Street and Sale Street in the city centre and are coming to Ponsonby Road and Onehunga.

We want to hear from the people who live, work, and play in Papatoetoe about issues and opportunities you see for making West Papatoetoe more people friendly.


What could the changes include?

Changes could include things like reducing speeds for vehicles, safer crossing opportunities, options to prevent traffic from using a residential road as a through road.

Our project will set out to:

  • Make Papatoetoe West a low-speed area
  • Make it safer and easier to travel on bike or foot
  • Prevent the area from being used as a rat-run
  • Incorporate residents’ ideas into how all this can be achieved

We could achieve these with:

  • temporary street furniture
  • artwork
  • planters


Which streets are included in this project?

The project area has not yet been defined – but with a limited budget, we will have to focus on a specific area or areas within the project zone. Help us by telling us which streets you would prioritise.



Project is bounded by Station Road, Wylie Road, Puhinui Road, Southwestern Motorway and Portage Road.


How you can have your say?

Share your ideas

You can share your ideas with us and tell us which parts of west Papatoetoe could do with some love.

Join our community co-design group

Our co-design group will gather keen people from the community together to look at the feedback, further develop ideas and choose designs for making Papatoetoe more people friendly.


What happens next?

In March 2021, we will bring interested community members together to look at feedback from the community and further develop ideas and designs.

In mid-2021, we will install temporary changes and street activations and monitor our progress.

Share your ideas for safer streets in West Papatoetoe

We want to work together with the community to trial people friendly spaces and safer ways to travel in West Papatoetoe.

This could include:

  • creating more fun, thriving spaces for people to spend time,
  • making it easier, more accessible, and safer to move around on bike, foot or public transport.

This project is led by the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board, has been awarded funding through the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets Programme, and will be delivered by Auckland Transport.

The changes will be made through temporary improvements in line with Papatoetoe’s unique history and culture, to help us learn and inform longer term changes. Similar projects in Auckland can be seen on Federal Street and Sale Street in the city centre and are coming to Ponsonby Road and Onehunga.

We want to hear from the people who live, work, and play in Papatoetoe about issues and opportunities you see for making West Papatoetoe more people friendly.


What could the changes include?

Changes could include things like reducing speeds for vehicles, safer crossing opportunities, options to prevent traffic from using a residential road as a through road.

Our project will set out to:

  • Make Papatoetoe West a low-speed area
  • Make it safer and easier to travel on bike or foot
  • Prevent the area from being used as a rat-run
  • Incorporate residents’ ideas into how all this can be achieved

We could achieve these with:

  • temporary street furniture
  • artwork
  • planters


Which streets are included in this project?

The project area has not yet been defined – but with a limited budget, we will have to focus on a specific area or areas within the project zone. Help us by telling us which streets you would prioritise.



Project is bounded by Station Road, Wylie Road, Puhinui Road, Southwestern Motorway and Portage Road.


How you can have your say?

Share your ideas

You can share your ideas with us and tell us which parts of west Papatoetoe could do with some love.

Join our community co-design group

Our co-design group will gather keen people from the community together to look at the feedback, further develop ideas and choose designs for making Papatoetoe more people friendly.


What happens next?

In March 2021, we will bring interested community members together to look at feedback from the community and further develop ideas and designs.

In mid-2021, we will install temporary changes and street activations and monitor our progress.

  • Please complete the form if you're interested in joining the community co-design group. We will be in touch with more details. 

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