Local roads will soon be safer in the Waitematā Local Board area. The Community Safety Fund, allocated by Auckland Transport, will see an investment of $1.4-million dollars into road safety improvements in the local board area.
The Community Safety Fund is a capital budget established by Auckland Transport for use by local boards to fund local road safety initiatives.
Waitematā Local Board Chair Pippa Coom says the local board, based on community feedback, identified a number of sites that were in need of safety improvements, working with Auckland Transport to prioritise those most urgently in need.
The following improvements will be made at sites across the local board area:
- A raised pedestrian crossing will be introduced on West End Road / Fife Street by the bus stops next to the West End Lawn Tennis Club in Westmere
- Hopetoun Street in Freemans Bay will see various additional safety improvements as part of an existing footpath renewal project
- Pedestrian crossings on Lower Domain Drive at Lovers Lane and Domain Drive in the Auckland Domain will be formalised
- A raised pedestrian crossing will be introduced outside ACG Parnell College on Davis Crescent next to Olympic Reserve in Newmarket
- A suite of safety improvements will be introduced outside and around Newton Central School in Grey Lynn
The local board agreed that any underspent funds would be allocated to further safety improvements at Newton Central School.