Airport motorway 2This Saturday the NZTA is holding the first of a series of public information days for information and feedback on their proposed new motorway link to Auckland Airport, SH20A (George Bolt Drive), and the intersection with Kirkbride Road.

Details of provision for cyclists on the new SH20A motorway (George Bolt Drive) and on Kirkbride Rd are still at the design stage, and we’ll bring you more on these once these plans are available. We believe it’ll be critical to ensure provision of direct access to Auckland Airport for both local and visiting cyclists, and we know that there are also local routes that depend upon cycle-friendly connections through the airport area.

Airport motorway 1NZTA’s Community Open Days seem likely to focus on the big-picture planning for the new motorway State Highway 20A/Kirkbride Road intersection, rather than detail of any cycling proposals. But they are still an invaluable chance to get information and give your input, as this motorway project is being accelerated by the Government and will happen fast, with construction starting next year. CAA will meet with NZTA soon to discuss these elements – but it always helps if we have the public also pushing for better cycle provision. So if you can make it, tell them what you like and hate.

More information on the series of Community Information days for the proposed airport link here. The dates are:

  • Saturday 11 October:  Mangere Markets, Mangere Town Centre (7am-2pm)
  • Monday 13 October: Mangere Central Community Centre, 241 Kirkbride Road (3pm-7pm)
  • Wednesday 15 October:  Mangere Central Community Centre, 241 Kirkbride Road (3pm-7pm)
  • Saturday 18 October: Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport, 18 Airpark Drive, Airport Oaks (11am-3pm)
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2 responses to “Community Information days for NZTA’s airport link plans

  1. Where are the segregated cucle lanes on Kirbride Road and the NW cycleway style path out to the airport?

  2. Where indeed?
    Cycle Action has asked the Transport Agency to provide a fully separated cycleway on the new SH20A corridor (as it has on SH20 and on SH16, ie the North Western cycleway. This is essential as the airport is a major employment centre, in addition to being the primary transport node in Auckland.
    This submission period is the time to speak up to have your needs known, including supporting our request for the new cycleway.
    We know Kirkbride Rd is also used by road cyclists at different time, especially in the weekends. Safe cycling access is therefore also essential on the new upgraded route.

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