Pedestrian Crossings Package


The community expressed concerns for pedestrian safety and accessibility challenges when crossing the road throughout Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt.

Following investigation and engagement with the community it became evident that improving or installing additional pedestrian crossings would enhance the overall safety and convenience for all users. New and improved crossings would also encourage active modes of transport such as walking, cycling and scootering.

A total of 12 crossings have so far been approved by Council to be installed or improved before the end of June 2024.

Locations for new or improved crossings were chosen based on areas:

  • with high foot traffic (near to schools, public transport, new housing and other community facilities)
  • with current road conditions which create significant safety challenges for pedestrians such as high speeds and congested traffic
  • that have received multiple requests/enquiries from members of public
  • where previous incidents or near misses have already occurred.

Raised crossings are a physical reminder for drivers to slow down and provide a level surface for crossing, reducing obstacles that can pose challenges to people using mobility devices.

These crossings are part funded by NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi as part of the National Land Transport Fund.


New raised crossing complete.

New raised crossing complete. Streetlights still to be connected by Wellington Electricity.Fairway Drive crossing

New raised crossing complete.Cambridge Porutu

New raised crossing complete.Oxford Epuni

New raised crossing.

Work underway:
Monday 13 May - end of June, Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm (weather dependant).
Crossing - Major

New raised crossing complete.Crossing - Brees Naenae

Crossing improvements (raised crossing)

Work underway:
Wednesday 29 May to June 2024, Monday to Saturday, 9am-4pm (weather dependent).

Crossing - Epuni Station

New Kea Crossing (school crossing point) now complete.

Raphael Kea Crossing

Crossing improvements (raised crossing).

Work underway:
Wednesday 24 April - June 2024, Mondays-Saturdays, physical works 9am-4pm, with roadmarking overnight (weather dependent).

Crossing - Dowse

Crossing improvements (raised crossing) now complete.

Muritai Crossing

New raised crossing. complete.Crossing - Brees Naenae

New raised crossing.

Work underway:
Monday 20 May - June 2024, physical works Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm 
(weather dependent).

Crossing - Parkway

New pedestrian crossing.

Work underway:
Tuesday 4 June to  end of June,  physical works 9am-2:45pm, weekdays
(weather dependent).

Crossing - Waterloo

Contact us

These crossings underwent thorough consultation and received approval from Council committees. We welcome any questions or concerns – please email the Transport Project Delivery Team at