Councillors approved plans for kerbside bike lanes on Rongotai Road, between Onepu Road and Te Whiti Street, at a meeting on 8 March 2018. This route will connect with other new bike paths being developed in Kilbirnie and to Newtown.
The plans have been changed slightly to add three more car parking spaces than originally planned.
Construction on the kerbside bike lanes started in mid-October 2018 and is expected to be complete in early 2019.
The section of cycle path between Onepu Road and Te Whiti Street will have a kerbside bike lane on each side of the road with a raised buffer. This gives better protection for people on bikes, and is appropriate for this busy route, which has a lot of fast-moving traffic.
The section between Crawford Road and Onepu Road requires more discussion with the community, particularly local businesses. There is already a 30km/h speed limit and sharrows so for now, we will add bike stop boxes at the traffic lights.
We have received feedback from the community about this project. Click here to view the summary graphs.
View the options previously considered for Rongotai Road (between Onepu Road and Te Whiti Street).