Safety and Access Improvement Programme

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth largest urban area with around 141,000 residents, and is expected to grow to 207,000 residents by 2036. We need to plan and programme for this growth now.

We’re completing our strategic road network but we also need to focus on making sure the rest of our transport network functions safely and efficiently. We need to manage our road network to cope with large amounts of traffic at peak times and create safer places for people to live and engage with each other, by funding, providing and promoting quality alternatives to car travel, like city cycle networks and bus routes. This is our programme of safety and access improvements.

For examples of some completed improvements and information on how they work, have a look at examples of safety and access improvements.

Access Hamilton

Access Hamilton sets out the basis for Hamilton's transport planning and investment over the next 30 years. The Access Hamilton strategy and programme is currently being taken through a refresh in order to ensure it is aligned with regional and national policy.

Current and proposed projects

​Location​Proposed start date​Proposed works
​Silverdale Rd​Complete Nov 2018​Signalised pedestrian crossing
Draft plan
Collins Rd
Complete Dec 2018​​Signalised pedestrian crossing​
Draft plan
​Bankwood Rd -
Fairfield College
​​Complete Jan 2019​​Raised pedestrian crossing
Draft plan
​Knighton Rd​Complete Feb 2019​Raised pedestrian crossing
Draft plan
​​Sandleigh Rd/Ohaupo RdComplete March 2019​​​Safety improvements
Draft p​la​n
​​Killarney Rd/Ellis St
Complete April 2019

​Safety improvements 
​Bankwood Rd -
Bankwood Primary School

Complete ​April 2019​Raised pedestrian crossing
Draft plan

Grey St/Te Aroha St

​June 2019​Roundabout safety improvements
Draft plan
​Masters AveComplete April 2019​Signalised pedestrian crossing
Draft plan
​​River Rd

Kay Rd
Complete Jan 2019

Complete Mar 2019
​Temporary footpaths
River Rd plan
Kay Rd plan
​Barton St/London StJune 2019​Safety improvements
Draft plan
​Anzac Pde/Memorial DrComplete April 2019​Safety improvements
Draft plan
​Palmerston St/Anglesea St​TBC 2019​​Safety improvements

​Grantham St/Victoria StComplete May 2019​​​Safety improvements​
Draft plan
​Victoria StTBC 2019​Signalised pedestrian crossing
Draft plan
​River Rd​Complete June 2019​Signalised pedestrian crossing
Draft p​lan

​Programmes of works

To implement this strategy four programmes of works have been developed and included in Hamilton’s 10-Year Plan:

  • Safer Speed Areas
  • Minor Works
  • Integrated Transport Initiatives
  • Public Transport Infrastructure

Our programme of works is a multi-year approach to lead Hamilton towards improved roads for all.

The programme is consistent with the Government’s Safer Journeys Strategy which identifies that the driver, the vehicle speed and the road environment are all important and necessary to achieve safer roads and safer journeys. The proposed works above are all included under these four programmes.

Page reviewed: 04 Jun 2019 9:38am