Great news from Mt Albert – Council is now going ahead with the improvement plan for the town centre. And the biggest change after the consultation is: more bike lanes!
The plans are still pretty high-level, with detailed design work in the months ahead, and then hopefully followed by construction soon after. But look what’s now part of the bottom line: instead of just a few upgrades of cycle lanes on Carrington Road, things are now looking a lot sweeter on Mt Albert Road and New North Road as well.
This will be a great outcome for Mt Albert town centre, which has increasingly become squeezed between cars, cars, and more cars, and is feeling the shadow of the giant mall not far away. Now it has a chance to return to a “main street” feel.
Cafes and restaurants will be able to spill out over much wider footpaths, kids traveling en masse to nearby schools won’t have to perch perilously on narrow corners while waiting to cross the road, the railway station will be much more inviting to pedestrians and bike folk…
…and people on bikes will be able to rock up to their local shops much more easily.
Meet you for dinner there soon?
Because we want to say above all is: THANK YOU! We encouraged you at the time to submit your thoughts on this, and you really brought it home! You genuinely made a difference. Here’s the conclusion of Council’s press release.