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
​Maeroa Intermediate,
Matai St
December 2019Raised pedestrian crossing
View plan
Pukete School,
Pukete Rd
October 2019Addition of raised redestrian platform to existing signalised crossing
View plan
Woodstock School,
Corner of Woodstock Rd and Anson Ave 
January 2020Raised pedestrian platform
View plan 
Silverdale School,
Masters Ave
January 2020​Raised pedestrian platform with kea crossing
View plan
Nawton Primary,
Corner of Holmes St and Livingstone St
January 2020​​​Raised pedestrian platform with kea crossing
View plan
​​Frankton Primary School,
Riffle Range Rd

April 2020

​Mini roundabout, with shared path and raised pedestrian platform
View plan
Bankwood Rd/Comries Rd

February 2020Signalised pedestrian crossing with a raised pedestrian platform
Plan TBC

Grey St/Te Aroha St

​June 2019​Roundabout safety improvements
View plan
​River Rd/Clarkin RdDecember 2019Intersection and footpath safety improvements
Plan TBC
Victoria St/Boundary Rd2020 (TBC)​Raised pedestrian platform
View Plan
​Barton St/London St October 2019​Raised pedestrian platform
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Mill St2020 (TBC) Works to support the 50km/h speed limit
Plan TBC
​Palmerston St/Anglesea St​TBC 2019​​Safety improvements
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
​Victoria StCompleted Nov 2019​Signalised pedestrian crossing
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
​Courtney Ave (at Aberdeen Dr)​October 2019​Raised pedestrian platform
View plan
​Palmerston St/Anglesea St​2020/2021 financial year​Pedestrian safety and speed management through traffic works
Plan TBC
​Te Aroha St​December 2019​Refuge island
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​River Rd (Endeavour Ave to Wairere Dr)​2020/2021 financial year​Shared path and safe crossing points
Plan TBC
​Grey St​October 2019​Refuge island at 12 Grey St
Plan TBC
​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
​Bader St​November 2019​Speed management, traffic calming and safe pedestrian crossing points
View plan
​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: 11 Dec 2019 1:57pm