Grey Lynn Cycle and walking improvements
Contractors have started work on a separated cycleway and footpath upgrade on Surrey Crescent, Old Mill Road, Garnet Road, and Richmond Road to the intersection with Parawai Cres. Improvements are also planned for Great North Road between Crummer Road and Ponsonby Road. The projects should be completed by the end of 2018.
“Transport modes such as walking, cycling and public transport can move more people within the same space as a traffic lane, and are often more cost effective to construct and maintain. If we can make these modes of transport efficient, safe and appealing, then we are giving people a viable alternative to the car, and over time we can increase the number of people walking, cycling and using public transport.”
- Safe and attractive routes in the Grey Lynn cycle area for people who currently cycle and to encourage more people to cycle
- Improved transport choices for the local community
Improved pedestrian safety
- Safer travel to school for children by active modes
Improved bus efficiency and reliability
- Safer intersection layouts
- Improved accessibility for people to walk and cycle to their local shops.
- Research indicates that people on bikes generally spend less per journey than people in cars, but because they find it easier to stop at shops, they tend to visit more often. As a result, people on bikes can spend more over time than people in cars.
Creating a connected network of cycle routes across the city is a priority for AT, Auckland Council and the NZ Transport Agency. The three organisations are working together on a three year $200 million programme of investment in cycling to make it safer and more convenient to travel by bike.
Central Government has made a significant contribution to funding through the Urban Cycleways Programme. The programme will make it easier for people to travel by bike for everyday activities – going to places of work, education and leisure.
More details here >Grey Lynn, Arch Hill, Westmere improvements.