Quigley and Watts Ltd was commissioned to undertake a mini Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the North Shore City Council’s Wairau/ Taharoto Corridor Road Widening Project.
The HIA was undertaken as a component of the Transport and Urban Form work-strand, a sub-strand of the Sustainable Cities Programme of Action for a Public Transport Project and Roading Project.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service was the lead agency in partnership with the Auckland Regional Transport Authority and North Shore City Council.
The priority determinants were transport, particularly access to schools, business park and hospital; and provision of multiple modes of transport; physical activity; and urban and streetscape design that promotes safety and use of buses, cycle ways and walk ways.
A number of recommendations were made, some about the overarching and priority concepts, and some specific to the concepts and design considerations for the Wairau/Taharoto Corridor.