A project to help provide safer streets around Konini Primary School in Glen Eden is set to go ahead as part of the new Auckland Council Vibrant Streets programme.
The Vibrant Streets is a $3million, three-year programme to be delivered by Auckland Transport as part of this climate action package and is aligned to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, which seeks to improve active modes access and infrastructure as a part of reducing transport emissions.
Waitākere Ranges Local Board applied to the programme in partnership with Konini School, aiming to deliver on aspects of the school transport plan that could include wayfinding options, possible pop-up cycleways and safer crossing points.
Chair Saffron Toms says that it would not have been possible without the community’s support.
“This is well supported by the Konini community which is highly engaged and supportive in finding ways to make the area safer.
“This project will look at ways to increase the number of students walking or cycling to school, reduce the number of vehicles at the school gate, and the number of car trips to the school by the community.
“The board is delighted that the project has been included in the Vibrant Streets programme and are looking forward to continue working with the community to develop the project and help provide safer options for children getting to and from Konini School.
“We are hopeful that a successful project here can lead to other projects in other parts of our board area that will improve street safety around schools and encourage more children to walk or cycle to and from school.”