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

Ac​cess 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
Bankwood Rd/Comries Rd
February 2020Signalised pedestrian crossing with a raised pedestrian platform
View Plan
​River Rd/Clarkin RdDecember 2019Intersection and footpath safety improvements
Mill St2020 (TBC) Works to support the 50km/h speed limit
Plan TBC
Heaphy Tce Shops; Bader St Shops; Clarkin Rd/Heaphy Tce Shops; Grey St/Te Aroha St; Five Cross Roads Shops2019/2020 financial yearSignage and road marking, plus some associated physical works
View plan
Crosby Rd
​May 2020Walking, cycling and speed management safety works
Plan TBC
​Halberg Cres​2020 (TBC)​40km/h road marking and reinforcing the speed limit
Plan TBC
​Palmerston St/Anglesea St​2020/2021 financial year​Pedestrian safety and speed management through traffic works
Plan TBC
​River Rd (Endeavour Ave to Wairere Dr)​2020/2021 financial year​Shared path and safe crossing points
View Plan
​Victoria St (outside Trevellyn Rest Home)​October 2019​Signalised pedestrian crossing
View plan
​Killaruney Rd and Claudelands pedestrian level crossing​June 2020​Improvements to pedestrian level crossing
Plan TBC
​City-wide​2019/2020​Bus stop infratructure works
Plan TBC
​Gordon Rd, Claudelands Bridge, Te Awa Slip on River Path​2019/2020​On-road, off-road cycle paths and separated cycle facilities
Plan TBC​

​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: 16 Jul 2020 9:48am