Pedestrian Crossings Package

Background

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.


Locations

New Raised crossing  complete.

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

New Raised Crossing

Work underway:
Tuesday 2 April - Friday 26 April 2024, 9:00am-4:00pm
(weather dependent)
Crossing - Epuni Porutu

New Raised Crossing

Work underway:
Tuesday 2 April - Friday 26 April 2024, 9:00am-4:00pm
(weather dependent)
Crossing - Epuni Porutu

New Raised CrossingCrossing - Major

New Raised CrossingCrossing - Brees Naenae

Crossing Improvements (Raised Crossing)

Crossing - Epuni Station

New Kea Crossing (school crossing point)

Work underway:
Monday 15 April - Friday 19 April 2024, physical works 7:00am-5:00pm with roadmarking overnight

(weather dependent)

Crossing - Matuhi

Crossing Improvements (Raised Crossing)Crossing - Dowse

Crossing Improvements (Raised Crossing)

Work underway:
Thursday 18 April - Thursday 16 May 2024, physical works 9:00am-4:00pm with roadmarking overnight

(weather dependent)

Crossing - Muritai

New Raised CrossingCrossing - Brees Naenae

New Raised Crossing

Crossing - Parkway


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 TransportProjectDeliveryTeam@huttcity.govt.nz