Beach Road Stage II Plans are now public!

Oct 21, 2014
Beach Road Stage II Plans are now public!

Max

Beach Road ALast week, we first met with Auckland Transport regarding the second part of the Beach Road cycleway works. This promising project is supposed to be built next year (completion is intended to be by mid 2015), and 3.5 million have been allocated – much of it to combine the cycleway extension with a public realm / urban design upgrade for the un-loved section of Beach Road along the southern side of the “Scene” apartments.

Details about the project have now gone public in a Council agenda (Page 96 onwards – thanks Luke). Beach Road B

It will provide a 3m wide off-road cycle-only path, buffered from the road by a landscape strip, and from the footpath sections by another landscape strip, all using coastal native planting. The project will also remove three slip lanes, and we have had discussions with Council on how to ensure traffic signals allow better onward journeys west into the Britomart and Fort Street areas.

Beach Road CWe look forward to the existing Beach Road cycleway extended from it’s current short state, and while we made a couple of comments during our meeting with Council and AT, overall, we feel it is a great project.

Update: There will be an Open Day at 1 November at Britomart. Locals should be receiving an invite flyer later this week, and we will also note it again on the blog.

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