The content on this page was accurate at the time of the traffic resolution consultation, and some changes were made to the project as a result of community feedback. We've kept this page to make sure we are being transparent about our process and to show how the project has developed. The main project page is the most up to date place, and more information about the Council's decision can be found in the meeting minutes.
Through engagement with Kaiwharawhara businesses, we’re keen to help them adapt to the proposed improvements and consider how off-street parking space can be used, while still providing more safe transport options in the short term. This means we’re looking at making changes in stages from 2023-2025.
In stage one, we would install most of the proposed uphill bike lanes, greatly increasing safe separation for people on bikes and making it easier for drivers. Work to improve sight lines will make it safer for people driving and those riding bikes.
Reducing speeds and installing raised pedestrian crossings will help to make things safer for people walking, getting to and from bus stops and riding bikes, and provide better transport options for people living in the area.
In two sections on the southern side of Kaiwharawhara Road, a clearway will operate from 4pm-7pm so people commuting from work by bike will have a safer ride along this stretch during these busier times. People will be able to park in these two areas at all other times. We are also proposing a new 30m loading zone outside Capital Auto Electrics Ltd and Hanging Around, and four P30 car parks along the remainder of the southern side of Kaiwharawhara Road. This loading zone will be in place for the first two stages of the project, while the businesses adapt and adjust to changes in the area over time.
The other proposed changes in this stage would include:
The clearways outside businesses on the southern side of Kaiwharawhara Road will be extended to 2pm-9pm to provide a separated bike lane for longer in the evening.
In this stage, work to install the full-time uphill separated bike route from Hutt Road to Ngaio will be completed.
This would include:
The downhill lane will remain as a 7am-9am clearway for the shared bike/bus lane.
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We are proposing to phase this project over three years to allow businesses and visitors time to adjust to the changes
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