The phase 1 plan is for a two-way bike path between the footpath and the road on the Maupuia side of Miramar Avenue, between Shelly Bay Road and Tauhinu Road.
The plan includes new traffic lights to go in at the Shelly Bay Road/Miramar Avenue intersection at the same time as building the bike path, as part of the Shelly Bay redevelopment project. Traffic lights here will provide a safer crossing point for people walking and biking on this route, and make it safer and easier for vehicles turning right out of Shelly Bay Road.
Construction of the bike path will be coordinated with work to install underground services for the Shelly Bay project.
Two-way bike path at kerb height on the Maupuia side of Miramar Avenue
Why this solution?
A two-way bike path at kerb height separates people on bikes from the traffic, and encourages less-confident riders to use the path.
- 3m-wide two-way bike path between the road and the footpath on the Maupuia side of Miramar Avenue between Shelly Bay Road and Tauhinu Road
- 2m-wide footpath on both sides of Miramar Avenue between Shelly Bay Road and Tauhinu Road
- Two bus stops between Maupuia Road and Tauhinu Road would need to be modified so traffic lights could be installed at the Miramar Avenue/Tauhinu Road intersection, if these are required
- Bus stop at the bottom of Maupuia Road relocated further up Maupuia Road to make room for pedestrians and bikes to cross the road
- Existing no-parking lines on the eastern side of Maupuia Road extended from the Miramar Avenue intersection to the existing southbound bus stop - to improve safety around the relocated northbound bus stop
- 5m of no-parking lines would need to be installed on the eastern side of Tauhinu Road to allow traffic lights at the Miramar Avenue/Tauhinu Road intersection if these are required
- Connection between the two-way bike path and the Cobham Drive cycleway now under construction
- Traffic lights installed at the Shelly Bay Road/Miramar Avenue intersection
- One tree on the Maupuia side of Miramar Avenue, near the Tauhinu Road intersection may need removing or relocating
- Likely uptake for people on bikes: High increase
Read the Traffic Resolution report.
How we got here
Enterprise Miramar Peninsula, a group of local business people, and Wellington City Council transport planners have looked for the best ways to redevelop Miramar Avenue, while balancing the competing demands on this very busy stretch of road.
Their plan takes into account the needs of residents and businesses while enhancing the urban environment.
The plan covers lane widths, speeds, painted median strips, driveways, existing safety issues, roundabouts and bus stops.