Summerland Primary School

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Safe School Speeds 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 speed of vehicles 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 proposed temporary changes are the outcome of the co-design process that took place between December 2020 and March 2021. The co-design team included representatives from the school, parents, residents, Summerland Kindergarten and Bear Park day care. The design includes a simplified road layout, kerb buildouts to slow traffic, and artwork to signal to all road users that this is a school area and slow speeds/extra care is needed.


The changes we are planning, on Summerland Drive, Harvest Drive, and Brookwood Drive are:

  • School zone markings to act as a visual cue to drivers that they are entering a slow speed area as well as new speed bumps on Harvest Drive and Summerland Drive.
  • Kiss and Drop and Pick-Up zones outside the school on Summerland Drive. These zones will operate from 8am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm. During these times, parking will not be available as the intention is for parents to pull in to safely pick-up or drop-off children to school. Residents can continue to park on the road as usual.
  • Kerb buildouts to reduce lane width, and speed cushions at the crossing to slow down vehicle speeds on Summerland Drive and provide safer crossing points for students.
  • Curb extensions at the corner of Brookwood Drive, to slow traffic and make crossing the road a shorter distance for children.
  • An additional waiting area for children to gather near the flagpole, away from the curb.
  • Cycle lanes painted with a unique theme specific to Summerland School which will help emphasise the presence of school children in the area
  • Street art within kerb buildouts and on the footpath with a specific theme chosen by Summerland Primary. 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 materials and colours that will help enhance the vibrancy of the area. This serves both as an effective visual cueto motorists, that they are entering an area where lots of people move around, and adds to the character of Summerland Primary school and it’s surrounding neighbourhoods.

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 on this project by emailing ATengagement@at.govt.nz



Safe School Speeds 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 speed of vehicles 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 proposed temporary changes are the outcome of the co-design process that took place between December 2020 and March 2021. The co-design team included representatives from the school, parents, residents, Summerland Kindergarten and Bear Park day care. The design includes a simplified road layout, kerb buildouts to slow traffic, and artwork to signal to all road users that this is a school area and slow speeds/extra care is needed.


The changes we are planning, on Summerland Drive, Harvest Drive, and Brookwood Drive are:

  • School zone markings to act as a visual cue to drivers that they are entering a slow speed area as well as new speed bumps on Harvest Drive and Summerland Drive.
  • Kiss and Drop and Pick-Up zones outside the school on Summerland Drive. These zones will operate from 8am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm. During these times, parking will not be available as the intention is for parents to pull in to safely pick-up or drop-off children to school. Residents can continue to park on the road as usual.
  • Kerb buildouts to reduce lane width, and speed cushions at the crossing to slow down vehicle speeds on Summerland Drive and provide safer crossing points for students.
  • Curb extensions at the corner of Brookwood Drive, to slow traffic and make crossing the road a shorter distance for children.
  • An additional waiting area for children to gather near the flagpole, away from the curb.
  • Cycle lanes painted with a unique theme specific to Summerland School which will help emphasise the presence of school children in the area
  • Street art within kerb buildouts and on the footpath with a specific theme chosen by Summerland Primary. 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 materials and colours that will help enhance the vibrancy of the area. This serves both as an effective visual cueto motorists, that they are entering an area where lots of people move around, and adds to the character of Summerland Primary school and it’s surrounding neighbourhoods.

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 on this project by emailing ATengagement@at.govt.nz



Page published: 25 May 2021, 17:00