Board works with AT to resolve issues

Publish Date : 02 Apr 2024
Speed Calming

Four projects have been put forward for collaboration between Auckland Transport and Manurewa Local Board.

Receiving Project Kōkiri, setting out AT’s work programme, the board called for a collaborative approach on a signalised pedestrian crossing near Nanaksar Sikh Temple, Roys Road traffic calming, Riverton Drive and Porchester Road intersection safety, and pedestrian and raised level crossing modifications.

Board chair Matt Winiata says Auckland Transport is often criticised but it has encouraged the board to submit other projects for inclusion in a work programme.

“We’ve asked for help around issues causing concern in the community.

“The first of those is trucks and vans parking in our streets, with residents reporting growing concerns over large trucks causing safety issues.

“We have also sought red-light cameras on major and arterial roads to deter rat-running, and continue to advocate for better public transport, including AT Local on demand services, more buses and better safety for drivers and public transport users.”

Other recommendations included more shared paths to improve walking and cycling options, particularly around linking Manurewa and Waiata Shores, improving the quality of the road surface near ongoing projects, and quarterly updates on the death and serious injuries in the area.

In receiving the report the board also asked to be consulted on:

  • Rata Vine Drive kerb buildout safety improvements

  • Weymouth roundabout safety improvements

  • Russell Road and Swallow Drive intersection safety

  • driver speed signage

  • school safety programmes

  • Manukau Cycle Focus area 10-year programme

  • road corridor renewals

  • new bus shelter locations.

“Much of what we have asked about is centred around safety. We will never apologise for wanting our people to be safe. This board has invested heavily in improvements, and nothing is more important to us than keeping people safe.”

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