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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.

Starting in November 2019, interim changes have been made to the streets around Rutherford Primary School and Rutherford College.

The interim changes include

  • Parking: With the narrowing of Kotuku St, the southern side of the street has become a ‘no stopping or parking zone’ for parents and students. This will significantly reduce the number of cars and turning movements on Kotuku Street and make it safer for those walking, cycling and scooting. The parking restrictions don’t apply to residents.
  • Drop off and pick up/park and walk zones: Pick up/drop off zones are located on the school side of Toru Street and the top of Titoki and Karamu Street to reduce vehicle congestion in and around the school gate. There are also park and walk zones on Gloria Avenue and Old Te Atatu Road. These zones are not for student parking.
  • New pedestrian crossings and speed calming measures: New courtesy crossing locations are being tested at either end of Kotuku Street and Toru Street. During this interim installation these are raised courtesy crossings, not zebra crossings so pedestrians do not have priority over traffic, but they will slow vehicles and allow us to test the location.
  • Safe walking streets: Walking and cycling will be safer for students due to a reduction of vehicles passing the school gate.

To have your say visit: https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/safe-school-streets/



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.

Starting in November 2019, interim changes have been made to the streets around Rutherford Primary School and Rutherford College.

The interim changes include

  • Parking: With the narrowing of Kotuku St, the southern side of the street has become a ‘no stopping or parking zone’ for parents and students. This will significantly reduce the number of cars and turning movements on Kotuku Street and make it safer for those walking, cycling and scooting. The parking restrictions don’t apply to residents.
  • Drop off and pick up/park and walk zones: Pick up/drop off zones are located on the school side of Toru Street and the top of Titoki and Karamu Street to reduce vehicle congestion in and around the school gate. There are also park and walk zones on Gloria Avenue and Old Te Atatu Road. These zones are not for student parking.
  • New pedestrian crossings and speed calming measures: New courtesy crossing locations are being tested at either end of Kotuku Street and Toru Street. During this interim installation these are raised courtesy crossings, not zebra crossings so pedestrians do not have priority over traffic, but they will slow vehicles and allow us to test the location.
  • Safe walking streets: Walking and cycling will be safer for students due to a reduction of vehicles passing the school gate.

To have your say visit: https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/safe-school-streets/