New safety improvements for cycling detours around SH20a to the airport

Nov 10, 2015
New safety improvements for cycling detours around SH20a to the airport

Bike Auckland

Expect a safer journey if you’re cycling to Auckland Airport – this update comes to us from Emma at the MHX Kirkbride Alliance, who are currently working on the SH20a to Airport Project.

Temporary on-street parking restrictions have been put in place near intersections along Richard Pearse Drive – a key detour during the SH20A to Airport project.

The NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport have been working closely over the last few months to improve safety for cyclists on the route.

Yellow lines indicating no stopping at all times will increase visibility around the intersections and mean road users won’t have risk ‘poking their nose’ out into the traffic to see past parked cars when pulling out onto Richard Pearse Drive.

Reducing parking should also create more space on the corridor through pinch points. The restrictions will be in place until December 2016.

Currently, there is no cycling on SH20A. Cycle lanes have been removed as the corridor is being upgraded to motorway standard. They’re being replaced by a fully segregated shared path alongside the western side of the motorway, between Landing Drive and Kirkbride Road, which is set to open in late 2016.

Until then, there are two detour routes signposted between Kirkbride Road and the Landing Drive/ Verissimo Drive/ SH20A roundabout.

See map below, and click here for more information.

Cycle Detour SH20a

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