Viscount Primary School

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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.

Viscount Primary School

Between June and August 2021, AT installed some temporary changes responding to the outcomes of co-design sessions with Viscount Primary School and the school community.

Following feedback from the school and the community we have made some changes to the original temporary design including moving planter boxes away from the entrance to the Rugby Club carpark.

Other changes being trialled include:

Idlewild Avenue

  • Asphalt speed cushions and flexible bollards to narrow the carriageway outside 68 and 73 Idlewild Avenue.
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the intersection near Viscount Street to encourage safe vehicle speeds.

Viscount Street

  • A painted school threshold at each approach to the school to formalise the school zone (near 64 - 73 and 59 – 46/48 Viscount Street).
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the carriageway to encourage safe vehicle speeds (58, 56, 54 – 67, 65 Viscount Street and 1 Fairey Place).
  • Speed humps (near 60 - 69, 63R, 50 - 31 Viscount Street and 1 Fairey Place).
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the intersections near Fairey Place and Solent Crescent to encourage safe vehicle speeds.
  • Raise existing zebra crossing near 56 - 67 Viscount Street.

What happens next

  • We will observe how well the temporary measures are working and gather data about vehicle speed and volumes when Covid Alert Levels allow.
  • A decision will be made about whether to retain the temporary design and progress the trial to a permanent design. If it is decided to progress the trail to a 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.


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.

Viscount Primary School

Between June and August 2021, AT installed some temporary changes responding to the outcomes of co-design sessions with Viscount Primary School and the school community.

Following feedback from the school and the community we have made some changes to the original temporary design including moving planter boxes away from the entrance to the Rugby Club carpark.

Other changes being trialled include:

Idlewild Avenue

  • Asphalt speed cushions and flexible bollards to narrow the carriageway outside 68 and 73 Idlewild Avenue.
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the intersection near Viscount Street to encourage safe vehicle speeds.

Viscount Street

  • A painted school threshold at each approach to the school to formalise the school zone (near 64 - 73 and 59 – 46/48 Viscount Street).
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the carriageway to encourage safe vehicle speeds (58, 56, 54 – 67, 65 Viscount Street and 1 Fairey Place).
  • Speed humps (near 60 - 69, 63R, 50 - 31 Viscount Street and 1 Fairey Place).
  • Flexible bollards to narrow the intersections near Fairey Place and Solent Crescent to encourage safe vehicle speeds.
  • Raise existing zebra crossing near 56 - 67 Viscount Street.

What happens next

  • We will observe how well the temporary measures are working and gather data about vehicle speed and volumes when Covid Alert Levels allow.
  • A decision will be made about whether to retain the temporary design and progress the trial to a permanent design. If it is decided to progress the trail to a 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.


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