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 traffic lights at Tauhinu Road to replace the roundabout however a safety audit and further modelling of traffic flows are required to see if traffic lights are needed at this stage.
Councillors also approved 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.
A two-way bike path at kerb height separates people on bikes from the traffic, and encourages less-confident riders to use the path.
Read the Traffic Resolution report.
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.
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