St Mary Mackillop Catholic 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 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.

The main themes that emerged from the co-design workshops and surveys were that the area around St Mary Mackillop Catholic School should be;

A safer environment for school children while still accommodating pick-up and drop off needs. Local services, such as rubbish collection, would also need to be unhindered.

McKinstry Avenue

  • A drop off and pick up only area for parents and caregivers. Residents are exempt; however we are advising parents and caregivers not to park between 8.30am - 9.15am and 2.30pm - 3.30pm, indicated by a purple painted kerb and interim signage.
  • New speed cushions and flexible bollards to narrow the carriageway outside 52 and 53 McKinstry Avenue.
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the intersection near McNaughton Avenue to encourage safe vehicle speeds.

McNaughton Avenue

  • Formalise the Give Way entering McKinstry Avenue.
  • A new painted school threshold at each approach to the school to formalise the school zone (near 1 and 37 McNaughton Avenue and 1 Penderford Place).
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the carriageway to encourage safe vehicle speeds (near 3 – 11 and 15 – 23 McNaughton Avenue).
  • A drop off and pick up only area for parents and caregivers of McNaughton Kindergarten. Residents are exempt; however we are advising parents and caregivers not to park between 8.30am - 9.15am and 2.30pm - 3.30pm, indicated by a purple painted kerb and interim signage.
  • New speed humps (near 7, 27 McNaugton Avenue and 1 Penderford Place).
  • Flexible bollards to create a pinch point outside 47-49 McNaughton Avenue.
  • Formalise the Give Way entering Garus Avenue.

Garus Avenue

  • Flexible bollards to narrow the intersection near McNaughton Avenue to encourage safe vehicle speeds.

The measures we are installing are temporary, however if they work and the community are happy with them, we are keen to make them permanent. 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. We would love to hear your thoughts along the way.

Please provide feedback through the online survey or contact us at ATengagement@at.govt.nz


Permanent Changes

We are making some permanent changes to improve pedestrian safety, particularly for young school children, by installing a raised zebra crossing outside St Mary McKillop Catholic School.

These changes were requested by St Mary McKillop Catholic School and will make it safer for school children to cross the road and aims to lower speeds within the vicinity of the school.




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.

The main themes that emerged from the co-design workshops and surveys were that the area around St Mary Mackillop Catholic School should be;

A safer environment for school children while still accommodating pick-up and drop off needs. Local services, such as rubbish collection, would also need to be unhindered.

McKinstry Avenue

  • A drop off and pick up only area for parents and caregivers. Residents are exempt; however we are advising parents and caregivers not to park between 8.30am - 9.15am and 2.30pm - 3.30pm, indicated by a purple painted kerb and interim signage.
  • New speed cushions and flexible bollards to narrow the carriageway outside 52 and 53 McKinstry Avenue.
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the intersection near McNaughton Avenue to encourage safe vehicle speeds.

McNaughton Avenue

  • Formalise the Give Way entering McKinstry Avenue.
  • A new painted school threshold at each approach to the school to formalise the school zone (near 1 and 37 McNaughton Avenue and 1 Penderford Place).
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the carriageway to encourage safe vehicle speeds (near 3 – 11 and 15 – 23 McNaughton Avenue).
  • A drop off and pick up only area for parents and caregivers of McNaughton Kindergarten. Residents are exempt; however we are advising parents and caregivers not to park between 8.30am - 9.15am and 2.30pm - 3.30pm, indicated by a purple painted kerb and interim signage.
  • New speed humps (near 7, 27 McNaugton Avenue and 1 Penderford Place).
  • Flexible bollards to create a pinch point outside 47-49 McNaughton Avenue.
  • Formalise the Give Way entering Garus Avenue.

Garus Avenue

  • Flexible bollards to narrow the intersection near McNaughton Avenue to encourage safe vehicle speeds.

The measures we are installing are temporary, however if they work and the community are happy with them, we are keen to make them permanent. 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. We would love to hear your thoughts along the way.

Please provide feedback through the online survey or contact us at ATengagement@at.govt.nz


Permanent Changes

We are making some permanent changes to improve pedestrian safety, particularly for young school children, by installing a raised zebra crossing outside St Mary McKillop Catholic School.

These changes were requested by St Mary McKillop Catholic School and will make it safer for school children to cross the road and aims to lower speeds within the vicinity of the school.