Wiri Central 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.

Wiri Central School

Between June and August 2021, AT installed some changes responding to feedback from co-design sessions with Wiri Central School.

Following feedback from the school and the community we have already made changes to the original temporary design including:

  • Removing the bollards on the roundabout at the intersection of Inverell Avenue and Iona Place.
  • Removing the changes in front of the Inverell Superette.
  • Changes to line marking and reducing the build out on the flush median to enable better access to the school driveway and to improve congestion.

Other changes being trialled include:

Inverell Avenue

A new roundabout at the intersection with Iona Place.

Flexible bollards to narrow the intersections near Ixia Place and Iliad Place.

New painted school threshold at each approach to the school to formalise the school zone (near 6-9 and 27-30 Inverell Avenue).

A new median island to provide a safer crossing for children near 18, 26–23 Inverell Avenue.

New speed humps (near 6-9 and 27-30 Inverell 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.

Trevor Hosken Drive

New speed humps (near 17A-60/62 and 39-82 Trevor Hosken Drive).

Flexible bollards to narrow the intersections near Granite Place and Topaz Place.

A new raised courtesy crossing to provide safer passage for pedestrians near 27-70 Trevor Hosken Drive.

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 trial 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.

Wiri Central School

Between June and August 2021, AT installed some changes responding to feedback from co-design sessions with Wiri Central School.

Following feedback from the school and the community we have already made changes to the original temporary design including:

  • Removing the bollards on the roundabout at the intersection of Inverell Avenue and Iona Place.
  • Removing the changes in front of the Inverell Superette.
  • Changes to line marking and reducing the build out on the flush median to enable better access to the school driveway and to improve congestion.

Other changes being trialled include:

Inverell Avenue

A new roundabout at the intersection with Iona Place.

Flexible bollards to narrow the intersections near Ixia Place and Iliad Place.

New painted school threshold at each approach to the school to formalise the school zone (near 6-9 and 27-30 Inverell Avenue).

A new median island to provide a safer crossing for children near 18, 26–23 Inverell Avenue.

New speed humps (near 6-9 and 27-30 Inverell 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.

Trevor Hosken Drive

New speed humps (near 17A-60/62 and 39-82 Trevor Hosken Drive).

Flexible bollards to narrow the intersections near Granite Place and Topaz Place.

A new raised courtesy crossing to provide safer passage for pedestrians near 27-70 Trevor Hosken Drive.

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 trial 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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