The improvements we're making will make The Parade safer and more accessible for everyone, particularly in the narrowest areas. The changes north and south of the main shopping area are now complete. Work in the main shopping area will happen in 2024.
The changes will provide a continuous protected biking route between Dee and Reef streets, and encourage more people to get around in climate-friendly ways. This route will connect with the planned changes through Berhampore and Newtown, and to the central city. Greater visibility at intersections and driveways, slightly wider traffic lanes and a consistent street layout will make it easier for drivers to negotiate The Parade, and improve the look and feel of the street.
A new layout through the main shopping area (the 30km/h zone) will add separated bike paths, provide more footpath space in some places and reduce vehicle speeds.
The safety changes overall will reduce the amount of street space available for parking, particularly south of the 30km/h zone where the road is narrower. Mobility parking is mostly unaffected apart from slightly relocating one space.
The agreed changes are for all the different ways people use the street.
The improvements will bring the bike lanes and related street layout in line with New Zealand and international design standards:
Proposed changes in the main shopping area (in the 30km/h zone) .