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
​River Road and O'Neill Street
​January 2022
​Signalised raised pedestrian crossing
View plan
​Radiata Street
​September 2021
​Installation of raised pedestrian platform
View plan
​Masters Avenue
​September 2021
​Installation of raised pedestrian platform
View plan

Memorial Drive (Riro Street to Anzac Parade)
​May 2021
​Installation of new foot path and shared path
View plan
​Boundary and Heaphy consultation​February 2021
Installation of raised pedestrian platforms at roundabout on all four approaches
View plan
Mill St
2020 (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
​City-wide​2019/2020​Bus stop infrastructure works
Plan TBC
​Gordon Rd, Claudelands Bridge, Te Awa S​lip 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: 20 Sep 2021 2:42pm