This project will
Create a safer environment for the neighbourhood
Make it easier to drop-off and pick-up children
Improve the flow of traffic
We're currently trialling changes to the street layout around Hukanui School.
At the end of Term 2 in late June 2023, the project team will assess the success of the trial and determine what steps will be taken next. We will provide an update to the community closer to the time.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 838 6699 if you would like to provide feedback during the trial or discuss the trial changes with the project team.
We've had feedback from Hukanui Primary School and local residents that the current street layout doesn't work during drop-off and pick-up times for children. There is the potential for this problem to become worse with increased housing development in the neighbourhood.
This project supports Council's vision as part of our transport strategy, Access Hamilton Ara Kootuitui Kirikiriroa, where everyone is safe and feels safe while using our streets and public spaces.
Hukanui Primary School are creating a new staff only car park behind the school which will reduce the number of vehicles parking on Pickering Crescent and Rutherford Street. Council will also be working on a travel plan with Hukanui to encourage more children to walk, bike, scoot, and bus to and from school.
These changes are the beginning of Hamilton City Council’s work on the Te Ara o te Rawhiti – Eastern Pathways project. You can learn a little bit about Eastern Pathways here.
The design and placement of the semi-permanent infrastructure will take into consideration the needs of residents entering and exiting their properties. Materials will be able to be shifted if needed.
The intent is for the new street layout to be in place for at least two months once installation has been completed. An assessment will then be completed to determine next steps – feedback from the community will be considered as part of this process. The trial layout will remain in place while the assessment is completed.
No options are off the table. We could decide to extend the trial further – either as it is or with further tweaks. We could choose to end the trial if it isn’t working. Or we could declare the trial a success and take the next steps towards installing permanent changes.
Last updated 17 April 2023