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Safe School Streets

Safe School Streets is a pilot programme that Auckland Transport (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 by reducing operating speeds outside the school, and encourage more students and their families to walk and cycle to and from school each day.

In April we installed changes around Sunnyhills School as part of our Safe School Streets Trial. These temporary changes are designed to increase safety outside the school, reduce the number of vehicles during peak times and encourage walking and cycling to and from school.

This programme supports Auckland Transport’s commitment to Vision Zero, an ambitious new transport safety vision, with the goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. This approach acknowledges that as people we all make mistakes, however a mistake should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads. It’s also an approach that values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles. It is about caring for more vulnerable road users like people walking or cycling, children and the elderly. Vision Zero is the international benchmark for transport safety.

The Safe School Streets programme follows a consultation by trial approach, where changes can be made to temporary measures, to help inform the design of any future permanent measures. These temporary measure include:


Fordyce Avenue

  • Planter boxes beside the raised pedestrian crossing to encourage safe vehicle speeds.
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the intersections near Suzetta Place and Pennycook Place to encourage safe vehicle speeds.
  • A speed bump and planter boxes between Pennycook Place and Glenmore Road (near 3 Fordyce Ave).


Suzetta Place / Stansfield Place / Pennycook Place

  • A drop off and pick up only area, indicated by a purple painted kerb and interim signage. Residents are exempt however we are asking parents and caregivers not to park between 8:30am to 9:15am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm.


The Crest

  • A drop off and pick up only area, indicated by interim signage. Residents are exempt however we are asking parents and caregivers not to park between 8:30am to 9:15am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
  • A speed bump outside 19 and 10 the Crest in the lead up to the school.


The Boulevard

  • A speed bump and flexible bollards near 43 and 25/27 The Boulevard.
  • Flexible bollards near the intersection of Treeway.

Changes to the temporary measures at Sunnyhills

Thank you to all those who have provided feedback to date. As a result of community feedback and on-site observations by the project team, we have already made several changes to the temporary design including:

  • removal of the no-entry into the Crest
  • removal of some flexible bollards on the Boulevard
  • addition of flexible bollards between the speed cushions
  • installation of signage only to mark pick up and drop off zones, where the plans included purple painted kerbs.


Additional changes we are making to the temporary design:

  • Remove roundabout on Fordyce Ave.
  • Install kerb build outs at the corners of Stansfield Place.
  • Adding new line marking around the speed cushions on the Boulevard and the Crest to improve visibility.
  • Reducing the size of the kerb buildouts (footpath widening) near 13-15, 14 and 20 Fordyce Ave to provide more parking.
  • Removing the leading flexible bollards on the buildouts (footpath widening) around the zebra crossing on Fordyce Ave.
  • Installing a temporary asphalt roundabout in place of the existing flexible bollard roundabout, to allow vehicles with trailers to access driveways.
  • Shifting the existing pram ramp to make the pedestrian crossing safer.
  • Adding a temporary sign on the Crest to mark the drop off zone.
  • Removing the bollards outside 2/1 Fordyce Ave.


What happens next

It is important we gather all the information we need before we make a decision about which parts of the trial might be kept in place moving to a permanent solution.

In addition to the current feedback from residents and school leadership, we need to gather feedback from school parents. We will also collect vehicle data, including speed measurements.

Data collection will take place once school is fully open to students again, which may not be until February 2022.

  • February/March 2022 – collect trial monitoring data
  • March/April 2022 – evaluate the data and make a decision about which parts of the trial to keep in place
  • If it is decided to progress the trial to permanent design, the temporary measures will remain in place until the permanent scheme is implemented.
  • A full consultation will take place before any permanent changes are implemented.

To provide feedback please complete our online survey or call (09) 355 3553


Safe School Streets

Safe School Streets is a pilot programme that Auckland Transport (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 by reducing operating speeds outside the school, and encourage more students and their families to walk and cycle to and from school each day.

In April we installed changes around Sunnyhills School as part of our Safe School Streets Trial. These temporary changes are designed to increase safety outside the school, reduce the number of vehicles during peak times and encourage walking and cycling to and from school.

This programme supports Auckland Transport’s commitment to Vision Zero, an ambitious new transport safety vision, with the goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. This approach acknowledges that as people we all make mistakes, however a mistake should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads. It’s also an approach that values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles. It is about caring for more vulnerable road users like people walking or cycling, children and the elderly. Vision Zero is the international benchmark for transport safety.

The Safe School Streets programme follows a consultation by trial approach, where changes can be made to temporary measures, to help inform the design of any future permanent measures. These temporary measure include:


Fordyce Avenue

  • Planter boxes beside the raised pedestrian crossing to encourage safe vehicle speeds.
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the intersections near Suzetta Place and Pennycook Place to encourage safe vehicle speeds.
  • A speed bump and planter boxes between Pennycook Place and Glenmore Road (near 3 Fordyce Ave).


Suzetta Place / Stansfield Place / Pennycook Place

  • A drop off and pick up only area, indicated by a purple painted kerb and interim signage. Residents are exempt however we are asking parents and caregivers not to park between 8:30am to 9:15am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm.


The Crest

  • A drop off and pick up only area, indicated by interim signage. Residents are exempt however we are asking parents and caregivers not to park between 8:30am to 9:15am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
  • A speed bump outside 19 and 10 the Crest in the lead up to the school.


The Boulevard

  • A speed bump and flexible bollards near 43 and 25/27 The Boulevard.
  • Flexible bollards near the intersection of Treeway.

Changes to the temporary measures at Sunnyhills

Thank you to all those who have provided feedback to date. As a result of community feedback and on-site observations by the project team, we have already made several changes to the temporary design including:

  • removal of the no-entry into the Crest
  • removal of some flexible bollards on the Boulevard
  • addition of flexible bollards between the speed cushions
  • installation of signage only to mark pick up and drop off zones, where the plans included purple painted kerbs.


Additional changes we are making to the temporary design:

  • Remove roundabout on Fordyce Ave.
  • Install kerb build outs at the corners of Stansfield Place.
  • Adding new line marking around the speed cushions on the Boulevard and the Crest to improve visibility.
  • Reducing the size of the kerb buildouts (footpath widening) near 13-15, 14 and 20 Fordyce Ave to provide more parking.
  • Removing the leading flexible bollards on the buildouts (footpath widening) around the zebra crossing on Fordyce Ave.
  • Installing a temporary asphalt roundabout in place of the existing flexible bollard roundabout, to allow vehicles with trailers to access driveways.
  • Shifting the existing pram ramp to make the pedestrian crossing safer.
  • Adding a temporary sign on the Crest to mark the drop off zone.
  • Removing the bollards outside 2/1 Fordyce Ave.


What happens next

It is important we gather all the information we need before we make a decision about which parts of the trial might be kept in place moving to a permanent solution.

In addition to the current feedback from residents and school leadership, we need to gather feedback from school parents. We will also collect vehicle data, including speed measurements.

Data collection will take place once school is fully open to students again, which may not be until February 2022.

  • February/March 2022 – collect trial monitoring data
  • March/April 2022 – evaluate the data and make a decision about which parts of the trial to keep in place
  • If it is decided to progress the trial to permanent design, the temporary measures will remain in place until the permanent scheme is implemented.
  • A full consultation will take place before any permanent changes are implemented.

To provide feedback please complete our online survey or call (09) 355 3553


Page last updated: 06 December 2021, 15:08