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Project aims and funding

The project aim is to make cost effective changes to urban streets that improve road safety, and make walking and cycling easy.

The project involves changing the features of Mãngere streets to:

  • increase opportunities for walking, cycling and other forms of physical activity
  • improving road safety
  • ensure the economic benefits of safe roads and streets.


Te Ara Mua – Future Streets intended outcomes:

  • Streets that meet the needs of all people who use them
  • High quality cycle and pedestrian connections
  • Lower traffic speeds on local streets, and better provision for all road users on busier streets
  • Safe routes to school by active modes
  • Integration with the wider transport network, including public transport and arterial corridors

The Te Ara Mua – Future Streets research is funded by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) over four years. In addition, several organisations have committed funds to implement Te Ara Mua – Future Streets in Māngere, including Auckland Transport and the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board. Te Ara Mua – Future Streets also has Safe System Signature Project status and funding from the New Zealand Transport Agency