Approved solution

Councillors approved plans for kerbside bike lanes on Rongotai Road, between Onepu Road and Te Whiti Street, at a meeting on 8 March 2018. This route will connect with other new bike paths being developed in Kilbirnie and to Newtown.  

The plans have been changed slightly to add three more car parking spaces than originally planned.

What’s next?  

Construction on the kerbside bike lanes started in mid-October 2018 and is expected to be complete in early 2019.

Read the full Traffic Resolution Report (634KB PDF) and plans (4.9MB PDF)

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What's changing between Onepu Road and Te Whiti Street

The section of cycle path between Onepu Road and Te Whiti Street will have a kerbside bike lane on each side of the road with a raised buffer. This gives better protection for people on bikes, and is appropriate for this busy route, which has a lot of fast-moving traffic. 

  • To allow residents to safely turn into and out of driveways, the design will provide more turning room and shorter parking spaces. Parking space for 30 vehicles would remain along this stretch – 17 less than at the moment.
  • At the bus stops the bike path will be at footpath level, making it easier for people getting on and off the bus.

 

What's changing between Crawford Road and Onepu Road

The section between Crawford Road and Onepu Road requires more discussion with the community, particularly local businesses. There is already a 30km/h speed limit and sharrows so for now, we will add bike stop boxes at the traffic lights.

  • Bike feeder lanes and stop boxes will be installed at the traffic lights at the Bay Road and Onepu Road intersections.

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Community feedback

We have received feedback from the community about this project. Click here to view the summary graphs.

View the options previously considered for Rongotai Road (between Onepu Road and Te Whiti Street).

Plans for Rongotai Road

Outside the Kilbirnie town centre, looking towards the airport near the Ross Street intersection

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Plans for Rongotai Road: Bus stop

Looking towards the Kilbirnie town centre, near the Mahora Street intersection (this s a typical example that will be used in other places)

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