The plans for changes to Mount Wellington Highway outside of the Sylvia Park shopping centre have now been finalised. We engaged with Auckland Transport about these plans before, and its good to see that both on-road cycle lanes and shared paths are now confirmed to make this currently absolutely horrid section of road much more suitable for cyclists.
- Cycle lanes on Mt Wellington Highway on-road from Aranui Road through to just south of the motorway
- Western-side shared path from Aranui Road to Sylvia Park Road (i.e. even further south than the cycle lanes)
- Eastern-side shared paths for some short sections outside of Sylvia Park, where new office buildings are planned
The changes will also make the SEART cycleway westwards towards Mt Smart and Onehunga easier to get to, and will include a bus-only back route along the rail line.
Subject to land purchase, construction is hoped to start this year, and run up to 2015.