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19 July 2019
Mr John Turner
[FYI request #10594 email]
Dear Mr Turner Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Thank you for your email dated 24 June 2019 requesting any documents related to investigating
speed calming measures on John Davis Road, Mount Roskil .
We are currently working on a plan to reduce speeds on Auckland’s roads. This plan targets the
highest priority areas based on the level of safety risk measured for each road on our network. The
initial roll out of speed reduction is focused on approximately 10 per cent of our road network,
including residential areas.
To address traffic speeds in residential areas, we have adopted an area-based focus for 2019
onwards. This recognises that traf ic-calming changes on one street have a flow-on effect on the
surrounding neighbourhood. This plan wil support all drivers to travel at the appropriate speed and
to the road conditions.
This programme focuses on delivery to areas that have been prioritised for changes to reduce the
incidence and impact of crashes. This is based on several factors, including the number of crashes,
safety risk, traffic speed, land use and concerns raised by local residents and their elected
While we do appreciate your concerns, John Davis Road has not been identified in the first group of
areas within our Residential Speed Management programme as other areas in the region are
experiencing higher speeds and safety risk. We have added your comments to our database to
indicate support for safer speeds in your residential area. More information, including the residential
areas that wil be prioritised for further investigation, can be viewed here: https://at.govt.nz/projects-
Prior to the prioritisation of the residential areas from the link above, all streets within Auckland were
analysed individually as part of the Local Area Traffic Management Priority Programme. In the last
assessment for John Davis Road, dated in July 2016, the road had a relatively low priority score. It
was ranked as 356th on a list with 830 requests. Since 2017, the prioritisation criteria have changed
to include areas rather than individual streets.
The investigation showed that, at that time, speed concerns on John Davis Road had only been
raised once by a customer and there had been no crashes on the road. It was considered to have a
low collective risk, low personal risk (there were an insufficient number of crashes to determine a
personal risk profile, so it defaults to low), and a low intersection collective risk. A copy of the
customer query is attached. We have also attached copies of the traffic data for your information.
Please note that redactions to the information have been made in accordance with section 7(2)(a)
of the LGOIMA where withholding of the information is necessary to protect the privacy of natural
We trust the above information has addressed your request however should you believe that we
have not dealt with your request appropriately, you have the right in accordance with section 27(3)
of the LGOIMA to make a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman and seek an investigation and
review in regard to this matter CAS-1089096-F7M8C0.
If you have any further queries, please contact Auckland Transport on 09 355 3553 quoting Of icial
Information request number.
Group Manager – Network Management
1. ENC:CRM_John Davis_Redacted
2. LATM score_John Davis Rd
3. Tube counts _ HAYCOCK AVE - BATTERSBY AVE to JOHN DAVIS RD (AT TEE) (E1753063-N5913442) 2017-
4. Tube counts _ JOHN DAVIS RD - ELLIS AVE to HAYCOCK AVE (E1753113-N5913499) 2017-May.PDF
5. Tube counts _ RICHARDSON RD (OWAIRAKA) - MALCOLM ST to JOHN DAVIS RD (E1753571-N5913925)