When we investigated AT’s progress report on extending the Auckland Cycle Network a few days ago, and found that only about 10km of cycle routes had been built last year – despite the plans calling for 62km a year – we also asked AT themselves for comment.

They didn’t really add many routes to our list (it remained around 10km – some of our early guesstimates actually went down, which counteracted the two three routes they clarified we had forgotten). But they also sent us a list of projects currently in the investigation / design phase.

So here are the “Investigations progressed in feasibility, scheme and design stages“.

Items

Scheme Comment

01.

Waterview Shared Path (Central) Scheme from Great North Road to New North Road

02.

New Lynn to Waterview (Central)

Connection to Waterview Shared Path and links to recent investment in cycle facilities at New Lynn

03.

Beach Road (Central)

Links to Grafton Gulley cycleway

04.

Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive (Central)

Scheme connecting the waterfront to Glen Innes

05.

Point England/Glen Innes to Panmure (Central)

Local network links connecting to AMETI and planned Glen Innes to Tamaki scheme

06.

Ngahue Drive Cycle Route (Central)

Scheme Connecting College Road and Abbots Way
07. Ladies Mile (Central) Cycle Improvements
08.

Orpheus Drive (Central)

Scheme investigating link along south western motorway improvements adjacent to current reclamation project

09.

Waitemata Safe Routes Scheme (Central)

Scheme to support Local Board greenway project

10.

Mount Roskill Safe Routes Scheme (Central)

Scheme to support Local Board greenway project

11.

Don Buck Road Cycleway Stage 3 (West) –

Triangle Road to Fred Taylor Drive. Extends continuity of other investment on Don Buck Road

12.

Don Buck Cycleway Stage 2 (West)

Construction commenced
13.

Portage Road (West)

Scheme connecting Neville to Kinross
14.

Station Road, Manurewa (South)

Scheme to improve walking and cycling links to Manurewa Station.

15.

Browns Road, Manurewa (South)

Scheme to improve walking and cycling links to Homai.
16.

St George Street, Papatoetoe (South)

Scheme to improve walking and cycling links to Papatoetoe Station.
17.

Bridge Street, Papatoetoe (South)

Scheme to improve walking and cycling links to Puhinui Station.
18. Great South Road, Papakura Bridge – (South)

Scheme extends continuity of existing scheme that terminates at Beaumonts Bridge and improves safety crossing through Takinini motorway intersection.

19. Great South Road, Wellington Street Papakura (South)

Scheme extends continuity of existing scheme south of Papakura to connect with existing cycle scheme at Drury. Legacy scheme.

20. Northcote Safe Routes Scheme (North)

Scheme to support Local Board greenway project

21. Upper Harbour Drive (North)

Scheme to provide a high quality link between the north and the west.

22. NZ National Cycle Trail (Central/South)

Scheme between Auckland Airport and CBD currently underway.

23. New North Road

Scheme investigation

24. Auckland Domain

Design of cycle lanes and facilities

Mmm, 24 projects (well, some like 24. overlap with what was listed as “completed”, but most are new). Some really great and long ones too. Some, we hadn’t been aware of.

But the key will be: How long until they are built? Aucklanders cannot ride their bicycles on promises and plans alone. We’ll keep this list in our pockets when we talk to AT. And lets all hope that in 2014, we can tick off a few of them, and get above that depressing 10 km/year result.

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