Changes for people walking
A separate footpath and two-way bike path are proposed to replace the existing shared path between Greta Point and Cobham Drive, including through Cog Park. There will be three new raised crossings, two of these in the busy Greta Point area.
The new paths will complete the coastal route between Miramar and the central city, and to Kilbirnie shops, and make this area more accessible for everyone.
- 2m–2.5m-wide concrete footpath
- 2.5m–3m-wide two-way asphalt bike path
- Dedicated footpath through Cog Park, replacing the existing lime chip shared path (the path may also be paved to make it more accessible)
- Two new raised pedestrian crossings in the Greta Point area (near the childcare centres and the café), replacing the existing pedestrian refuge islands, to make it easier and safer for people to get to homes, businesses and the seaward side
- Raised pedestrian crossings near the dog park and Hataitai beach, replacing the existing crossings
- New raised crossing for pedestrians and bikes over the slip lane at the Cobham Drive intersection
- All crossings will have new kerbs, ramps and tactile pavers
- Raised pedestrian crossings will help to encourage safer speeds, particularly in the Greta Point area
- People on bikes will have to slow down and give way to pedestrians
- Better visibility at driveways on the seaward side, with new signs to remind drivers to look out for people walking and biking
- The landscaped area between Greta Point and Cog Park will be more pleasant and accessible for everyone, with a new ramp replacing the steps down to the lower level, new paving, seats and timber decking
- Improved lighting in some places along the route