One of Cycle Action’s current focus areas lies around Glen Innes, Panmure, Pakuranga and Botany. We have been involved in discussions with authorities regarding the large-scale public transport and roading changes to come in these areas for quite a while now, but recently, this involvement has been further strengthened due to our good relations with the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board.
Apart from making submissions and presentations to the Maungakiekie-Tamaki and Howick Local Board Plans, we have also since been invited to participate in an Auckland Transport planning study. This will look into how further walking and cycling works could be integrated with the AMETI projects – which themselves are already promising to create a variety of high-quality regional links.
The key will be to make these regional links happen as envisaged (a pleasant change from the old style of doggedly trying to get some cycling provision included in the first place), and to assist the designers and authorities in getting the details right, as well as fixing as many existing problem spots as possible.
Of particular interest to us at the moment are improving the cycling environment in the Panmure Town Centre, and towards Pakuranga, where AMETI proposes to create a new busway bridge over the Tamaki River, which is also to provide a dedicated walking and cycling crossing.
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