Approved solution: Kerbside bike path on both sides of the road

Why are we doing this? 

Councillors approved plans for kerbside bike paths on Coutts Street, between Te Whiti Street and the airport tunnel, in March 2018. This route connects with other new bike paths in Kilbirnie and to Newtown.

The plans have been changed slightly to allow 10 more car parking spaces than originally planned.

What’s next?  

The next stage is to complete the detailed design, construction plans and an independent safety audit. Construction is likely to happen in 2020 but we will be in touch with the local community before this. 

Feedback overview

Read a summary of feedback (PDF 94KB) and all public submissions (PDF 919KB)

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This design for a bike path on both sides of Coutts Street will connect well with the new lanes on Te Whiti Street and the bike paths on Rongotai Road. It will also connect easily with the airport tunnel to Miramar. The design gives better protection for people on bikes, and is appropriate for a busy road such as Coutts Street, which has a lot of fast-moving traffic.

 

  • Parking for 58 vehicles will remain along this stretch – 22 fewer car parks than there are now.
  • At the bus stops the bike path will be at footpath level to make it easier for people getting on and off the bus.
  • Traffic lanes will be 3.2m wide.
  • The footpath on both sides of the road will be at the standard width of 2.4m.
  • New kerbs will be installed on both sides of the road.

Read the full Traffic Resolution Report (712KB PDF) and plans (5.7MB PDF)

Traffic resolution and project approval

Councillors approved plans for kerbside bike paths on Coutts Street, between Te Whiti Street and the airport tunnel, at a meeting in March 2018. This route connects with other new bike paths in Kilbirnie and to Newtown.

The plans have been changed slightly to allow 10 more car parking spaces than originally planned.

Read a summary of feedback (PDF 94KB) and all public submissions (PDF 919KB)

Decision after community feedback

Kerbside bike lane on each side of the road, parking retained both sides - this option had more community support than Option A. It connects well with Te Whiti Street and Rongotai Road, and through the airport tunnel to Miramar. The proposed design gives better protection for people on bikes, and is appropriate for a busy through route such as Coutts Street, which has a lot of fast-moving traffic.

Read the summary of feedback (PDF 259KB)

 

Community engagement on options

The community was asked to provide feedback on options for Coutts Street. See the options that were consulted on. 

 

Plans for Coutts Street

Looking towards Kilbirnie and Rongotai College 

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