We're making changes for people on foot and on bikes

This section of the route goes along Oriental Parade from Carlton Gore Road  and along Evans Bay Parade as far as the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) at Greta Point. 

As well as a two-way bike path and new footpath, it includes new sections of seawall, lookout points and seats at Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham, and this is currently under construction. We're expecting the work in this area to be completed in May 2020.

The section of new walking and biking paths beyond Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham to Little Karaka Bay will also be completed in May. 

Detailed design for some parts of the route between Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham and NIWA is in development and this will involve more discussion with local residents in some locations. 

The bike path will gradually replace the existing narrow on-road bike lanes and make this scenic route safer and more enjoyable for people walking and biking. 

Expand All
  • The two-way asphalt bike path will be between the footpath and the road, at the same level as the footpath. It will be 3m wide wherever possible, and narrower in some places where space is constrained.
  • The exposed aggregate concrete footpath will generally be 2m wide but the width will vary depending on the space available.
  • Parking for 173 vehicles will remain along this stretch (15 fewer than before).
  • New seawalls at Little Karaka Bay and Balaena Bay will help to create more space.
  • Parking on the seaward side will still be against the kerb, with a .8m to 1m-wide buffer between the kerb and bike path to give people space for getting in and out of cars.
  • Bus stops on the seaward side will have a 1.5m-wide buffer between the kerb and bike path for people getting on and off buses.
  • New pedestrian crossings will be installed at Kio Bay and Balaena Bay.
  • Traffic lanes will generally be 3.5m wide. Extra width will be provided on bends.
At Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham
  • New sections of seawall will be built in this location to fill in the gaps between the existing sections. This will create more public space so separate paths for people on foot and on bikes can be developed. It will also better protect the road.
  • The area around the point will be on two levels, as it is now. The footpath will be on the lower level with easy access from above (no steps).
  • There will be two lookout spots at footpath level, with seats and planting, where people can stop and enjoy the views.
  • Large concrete platforms in two places will mean people can step down to the rocky point.
  • Weathered (corten) steel will be used as part of the barrier fences, look-out points, seats, rubbish bins, place name signs, and bike stands.
  • New lighting poles with banner arms will replace the existing poles.

These bus stop relocations were approved by Councillors in 2018 following community feedback in 2017.

Detailed design for this area between Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham and NIWA is in development and this will likely involve more discussion with some local residents. 

  • Southbound bus stop opposite 24/26 Evans Bay Parade relocated about 70m further north.
  • Northbound bus stop outside 48/50 Evans Bay Parade relocated to be outside 56/60 Evans Bay Parade.
  • Northbound bus stop outside 90 Evans Bay Parade to be removed.
  • Southbound bus stop located at Balaena Bay public changing rooms relocated 20m further south.
  • Southbound bus stop opposite 128 Evans Bay Parade relocated to be opposite 148 Evans Bay Parade. 
  • Northbound bus stop at 212 Evans Bay Parade relocated to be outside 208 Evans Bay Parade.
  • Southbound bus stop opposite 220 Evans Bay Parade relocated about 20m further south.

Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham changes

See how the Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham area looks now and how it will look when work is complete.

Click and drag to compare
Click and drag to compare

Plans for Carlton Gore Road to NIWA

See how Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham will look when work is complete in May 2020.