Featherston Street safety upgrades

The busy intersection of Featherston and Rangitikei Streets, where 4 lanes collide in 4 directions.

We want to make Featherston Street safer for everyone and we want to hear your ideas.

There have been 270 crashes in the past 10 years between Botanical Road and North Street.  

Waka Kotahi - NZ Transport Agency is funding pedestrian and a new, or in some locations, upgrading the existing cycleway in this area. Between Boys’ High and Central Normal it will fund 90% as part of its Streets for People project, and the other portion receives 51% funding.

We identified the street as one of our top priorities in our 2019 Urban Cycle Network Masterplan, which aims to provide a network of protected safe cycleways to encourage more people to choose to ride bikes. We can promise that planter boxes will not feature in the cycleway design! 

For now we’re looking at just the section between Botanical Road and North Street, but we will be connecting the rest of Featherston up too shortly. 

You have until 9 December to tell us how you'd make Featherston Street safer

You can share your thoughts with us by filling out the online form or by coming to speak with us at our public drop-in or online sessions.

Have your say now

This is a good time to tell us what is important for you on the street and whether you have any concerns about safety. Do you feel safe walking along our footpaths, biking on the existing cycleway or navigating the street in your vehicle? How could your experience be improved?

Once we get your feedback, we'll work on a concept design and show you all again. Then we'll do another city-wide feedback period. We're expecting this to happen in early 2023 and will keep you updated when this takes place.

For more information

This work will encourage more people to choose to walk, bike or catch a bus to get around town. It supports our goals to be an innovative and growing city, and a creative and exciting city. You can find more detailed information about how we plan to achieve this in our Urban Cycle Network Masterplan, Active Communities and Transport Plans.

This is also part of the Palmerston North Integrated Transport Initiative (PNITI), a 30-year plan and a package of transport projects to increase freight efficiency over time and make the CBD more focused on moving people around.

Part of this project is funded from the Streets for People programme by Waka Kotahi. You can read about it on Waka Kotahi's Street for People programme 2021-2024 page.