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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.

During the 2021 April school holiday period, AT has installed some changes that align with feedback received from the one-day trial and co-design sessions with Willow Park School and the community.

The improvements are all designed to be changed or removed quickly. The Safe School Streets Programme is a trial, so feedback from the school and the community will determine whether they become permanent.

The changes being trialled include:


Eban Avenue

  • A drop-off and pick-up only area outside 60-72 Eban Avenue indicated by a purple painted kurb and signage. No parking between 8:30am to 9.15am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Residents will be exempt.
  • Flexible bollards and planter boxes narrowing the road to slow traffic, near the intersection with Compton Street and the intersection with Moore Street. They will be installed outside 76-79 and 40-45 Eban Avenue.
  • A temporary mini-roundabout at the intersection with Compton Street

Sylvia Road

  • Speed cushions and flexible bollards on approach to the raised crossing outside 9 and 12 Sylvia Road.

Compton Street

  • We will be trialling no entry from Moore Street for a two-week period at the beginning of the long-term trial. Further consultation will take place during this period. If effective, the no-entry will stay in place for the duration of the long-term trial.
  • If the no-entry does not remain, a temporary mini-roundabout will be installed at the Moore Street and Compton Street intersection instead.
  • A drop-off and pick-up only area outside 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 Compton Street indicated by a purple painted kerb and signage. No parking between 8:30am to 9.15am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Residents will be exempt.
  • A speed cushion to slow traffic located outside 29 and 38 Compton Street.
  • A raised table crossing near the Eban Avenue intersection outside 76 Eban Avenue and 49 Compton Street.

Moore Street

  • Speed cushion, flexible bollards and planter boxes narrowing the road to slow traffic) south of the intersection with Compton Street (between 106 and 113 Moore Street)
  • Speed cushions & flexible bollards narrowing the road to slow traffic between 130 & 137 Moore Street.
  • Narrowed intersection at the Eban Avenue end of Moore Street.
  • Temporary signage placed along the safest route to school.


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.

During the 2021 April school holiday period, AT has installed some changes that align with feedback received from the one-day trial and co-design sessions with Willow Park School and the community.

The improvements are all designed to be changed or removed quickly. The Safe School Streets Programme is a trial, so feedback from the school and the community will determine whether they become permanent.

The changes being trialled include:


Eban Avenue

  • A drop-off and pick-up only area outside 60-72 Eban Avenue indicated by a purple painted kurb and signage. No parking between 8:30am to 9.15am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Residents will be exempt.
  • Flexible bollards and planter boxes narrowing the road to slow traffic, near the intersection with Compton Street and the intersection with Moore Street. They will be installed outside 76-79 and 40-45 Eban Avenue.
  • A temporary mini-roundabout at the intersection with Compton Street

Sylvia Road

  • Speed cushions and flexible bollards on approach to the raised crossing outside 9 and 12 Sylvia Road.

Compton Street

  • We will be trialling no entry from Moore Street for a two-week period at the beginning of the long-term trial. Further consultation will take place during this period. If effective, the no-entry will stay in place for the duration of the long-term trial.
  • If the no-entry does not remain, a temporary mini-roundabout will be installed at the Moore Street and Compton Street intersection instead.
  • A drop-off and pick-up only area outside 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 Compton Street indicated by a purple painted kerb and signage. No parking between 8:30am to 9.15am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Residents will be exempt.
  • A speed cushion to slow traffic located outside 29 and 38 Compton Street.
  • A raised table crossing near the Eban Avenue intersection outside 76 Eban Avenue and 49 Compton Street.

Moore Street

  • Speed cushion, flexible bollards and planter boxes narrowing the road to slow traffic) south of the intersection with Compton Street (between 106 and 113 Moore Street)
  • Speed cushions & flexible bollards narrowing the road to slow traffic between 130 & 137 Moore Street.
  • Narrowed intersection at the Eban Avenue end of Moore Street.
  • Temporary signage placed along the safest route to school.


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