Councillors approved plans for kerbside bike lanes on Tirangi Road, between Coutts Street and Leonie Gill Pathway, at a meeting in March 2018. This route will connect with other new bike paths that have been or are being developed in Kilbirnie and to Newtown.
The next stage of this project is to complete the detailed design, construction plans and an independent safety audit. Construction is likely to start in 2020 but we will be in touch with the local community before this.
The short section of path on Tirangi Road will make the connection between Leonie Gill Pathway, Coutts Street and the airport tunnel safer and easier with bike lanes on each side of Tirangi Road, protected by a raised buffer. To do this, the little-used street car parking spaces on this section will be removed.
This was the only proposed option for this short section of Tirangi Road. It had more community support than retaining the existing road layout. It provides a good connection with the Leonie Gill Pathway from Coutts Street and to the airport tunnel. The proposed design is appropriate for this busy through route.
One proposed solution for Tirangi Road (from Coutts Street to the Leonie Gill Pathway) was put forward for community feedback in September 2017.
We received community feedback - click to see summary graphs for the initial proposed option.
Or view the options previously considered for Tirangi Road.
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