We've made improvements for people on foot and on bikes

The new bike path on Oriental Parade was officially opened on 11 December 2018. Sections of green and red surfacing and further markings are yet to be added.


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How we got here

The short section of pathway on Oriental Parade between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool was too narrow at busy times to safely accommodate the large numbers walking, biking and running – so we've changed the layout on the road side of the trees to provide more space for people.

The new two-way bike path connects with the wider shared path beyond the pool, and will form part of improved bike connections between the city and eastern suburbs. It has freed up more space on the seaward side for people on foot, making this area safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

The reconstruction of this 350m section was completed during December 2018. View the construction details.

Councillors unanimously approved the pathway in April 2018 following a year-long community engagement process. See the project timeline.