Links to Glen Innes Cycleways will add 7.3km of dedicated cycleways to Glen Innes, linking into the wider Auckland network.
Proposal status: Construction of Taniwha Street
Page last updated: August 2023
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We’re working on providing alternative forms of transport for the growing community of Glen Innes.
The Links to Glen Innes Cycleway project will complete a missing link in Auckland’s cycle network.
New cycleways will provide safe and attractive connections to the Glen Innes Train Station, town centre, schools, shops, parks, and community facilities. It will also connect to the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path.
- A network of protected and dedicated cycleways for safer journeys in and around Glen Innes.
- New safe, accessible, and appealing cycle facilities for all ages, abilities, and confidence levels.
- Upgrades to existing bus stops, as well as the addition of new bus stops for more comfortable public transport travel.
- Upgrades to existing pedestrian crossings, as well as the addition of new pedestrian crossings for improved safety.
- More sustainable travel options.
What is planned?
Works are on planned on Point England Road between Apirana Avenue and Pilkington Road.
To minimise disruption for the community, we plan to undertake supporting works for the cycleways alongside routine footpath and road maintenance on Point England Road starting September 2023.
What is planned?
- A separated one-way cycleway on each side of Point England Road.
- A raised zebra crossing near Apirana Avenue, Merton Road, and Line Road roundabout.
- Bus stops outside 2 and 5 Point England Road upgraded with a raised platform providing better accessibility for people catching the bus.
We anticipate that the concrete separators and the line markings for the cycleways will be installed in 2024. This will result in the removal of 45 parking spaces.
What will it look like?
Artist's impression of Point England Road
We started this section of work in October 2022 and aim to complete the work by October 2023.
- Download design and construction staging map (PDF 5.5MB)
- Download flow chart showing how residents on Taniwha Street should place their bins after cycleway is completed (PDF 78KB)
Taniwha Project Updates
- All renewal works have been completed. We will be now working on re-surfacing the road, road markings, and laying down cycle separators.
- Resurfacing will begin on the section of Taniwha Street between Elstree Avenue and Line Road, before moving onto the section between Elstree Avenue and West Tamaki Road. To minimise disruptions to traffic, we will re-surface the road during the night and maintain 2-way traffic flows when working during the day.
- The pavement repair on Taniwha Street between Elstree Ave and Fenchurch Street has been completed.
- We’re working on the last section of works between Fenchurch Street and Hilton Place, including 4 new bus stops and about 1.1km of kerb and channel works. These works are expected to complete by late August.
- Following that, we plan to start the re-surfacing works by the end of August from Line Road, then moving towards West Tamaki Road in several sections.
- We aim to install line markings and concrete separators within a few days after the completion of each section of re-surfacing works.
Motorists are encouraged to plan their journeys ahead.
- 2 – 11 August: Temporary traffic lights during the day while we renew kerb and channel on Taniwha Street between Mansfield Street and Silverton Ave.
- 9 – 18 August: Temporary traffic lights and one-way detours on Taniwha Street at the Fenchurch Ave intersection while we undertake cycleway construction, bus stop construction, and kerb realignments.
- These dates are subject to change depending on the weather.
- Work starts to complete the pavement repair on Taniwha Street between Elstree Ave and Fenchurch Street.
- Please note there will be a lane closure to do this work with a one-way detour for traffic travelling eastbound.
- To minimise disruption, we plan to work during the school holidays (1 July- 16 July) but this schedule is weather dependent.
- Westbound traffic will detour via Fenchurch Street and to accommodate this (and buses) we need to temporarily take out parking along one side of Fenchurch Street until we complete the works.
- Work has progressed well in Stage 8 of the works located between Silverton Street and West Tamaki Road and we have been making the most of the good weather. We intend to finish our work in this area by early July.
- Work is also continuing with kerb and channel renewals elsewhere.
- We have now completed civil works between Line Road and Elstree Avenue, and we are also busy with work near West Tamaki Road. We will be finishing off work between Elstree and Silverton this month too.
- Following that, all that will remain is the road resurfacing and installation of the cycle separator islands.
- AT has completed its work by the Elstree roundabout.
- Work has begun on Taniwha Street between West Tamaki Road and Silverton for about 8 weeks. We’ll also be work on Heatherbank Street and Farringdon Street for about 1 month.
- 27 March to 7 April we will be doing kerb and channel renewals between Maybury Reserve and 152 Taniwha Street (south side).
- Please note the end date for our work will now be in September 2023. The reason is that we are incorporating road renewal works into our schedule and allowing for Watercare to complete work along Taniwha Street before we can complete the cycleway.
- Line Road in Glen Innes will be closing in early April due to Kainga Ora works in the area. AT has plans to complete the Elstree Roundabout work by 31 March 2023.
- Download the Elstree roundabout site plan (PDF 617KB).
October 2022 to March 2023
- We started work in October to construct new cycleways in Taniwha Street, between Line Road and West Tamaki Road. Our upgrades include a new dedicated cycleway on both sides of the road, new bus shelters and pedestrian crossings. This is the first section of the connected cycleway network to be built in Glen Innes.
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Construction is planned to start in late 2023, and we’ll be in touch once the timeline is confirmed.
Public consultation was undertaken in 2015, 2017, and 2022 to ensure the design of the new cycleways was in partnership with the community. Feedback has helped us identify key routes and ways we can improve outcomes for future users.
- Download the consultation feedback report 2018 (PDF 2.8MB)
- Download the consultation feedback report 2022 (PDF 4.4MB)
- View project brochure 2022 (PDF 3.4MB).
We know that construction creates change and disruption. We will keep you updated throughout the construction process, so you know what to expect and how to contact us.
If you have any questions about this project, please email us at projects@AT.govt.nz or phone 09 355 3553.