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
​Tramway Road
​Early 2023
​Raised pedestrian zebra crossing
View plan
​Lewis Street
​September 2022
​Raised pedestrian platform (Glenview Primary)
View plan
​Storey Avenue
​TBC
​Further consultation to come
​Storey Avenue
​TBC
​Further consultation to come

​Garnett Avenue
​May 2022
​Raised pedestrian platform
View plan
​Hinton Avenue
​May 2022
​Raised pedestrian platform
View plan
​Heaphy Terrace
​May 2022
​Raised pedestrian crossing and speed limit change
View plan
​Tristram/Mill Street intersection
​June 2022
​Raised pedestrian platforms
View plan
​Anglesea/Rostrevor Street intersection
​April 2022
​Intersection improvements
View plan
​MacDiarmid Road
​March 2022
​Pedestrian footpath improvements
View plan
​Willoughby Street
​March 2022
​Pedestrian footpath improvements
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​Thomas Road and Horsham Downs Road Roundabout
​March 2022
​Proposed walking and cycling improvements
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​Boundary Road and Heaphy Terrace Intersection
​March 2022
​Proposed safety improvements on Boundary Road and Heaphy Terrace
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​Boundary Road east of Casey Avenue
​March 2022
​Proposed raised safety platform with traffic signals
View plan
​Mardon Road
​February 2022
​Proposed raised pedestrian platform
View plan
Lake Crescent and Ohaupo Road intersection
December 2021
Walking and Cycling safety improvements
View plan
​River Road and O'Neill Street
​January 2022
​Signalised raised pedestrian crossing
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​Masters Avenue
​September 2021
​Installation of raised pedestrian platform
View plan

​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: 23 May 2022 4:54pm