New lights and sensors make Tāmaki Drive safer

Publish Date : 23 Aug 2016
New lights and sensors make Tamaki Drive safer
The lights on Ngapipi Road will warn drivers when cyclists are approaching.

Road surface lights with sensors are just some of the traffic-calming measures that have been installed at the corner of Tāmaki Drive and Ngapipi Road to improve safety for all road users.

The lights will warn drivers when cyclists are approaching.

The left turn from Ngapipi Road into Tāmaki Drive now has new road markings and a new recommended speed of 25km/h.

Temporary solution until further safety upgrades

The traffic-calming measures are an interim solution ahead of the overall intersection safety upgrade that will provide traffic signals at the intersection.

This project is expected to start towards the end of this year.

Safer cycling in Auckland

The interim solution will make it safer to cycle on Auckland's busiest cycle route, says Auckland Transport's Cycling and Walking manager, Kathryn King.

“We have a lot of people now choosing to cycle into the city for work and study. On this intersection, people cycling into the city end up in between two general traffic lanes and have to merge with traffic turning left into Tāmaki Drive from Ngapipi Road, and these measures will make it safer," she says.

Important intersection

Bike Auckland chair Barbara Cuthbert says it's great to see this interim work for this important intersection.

“As well as slowing traffic, we hope the lights and new signage will remind drivers to look out for people on bikes and to merge with care," she says.

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