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Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale - New footpath Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale - New footpath

Proposal status: open until 5 December 2018

Reference number: FP1819-013

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing a new footpath on Hibiscus Coast Highway in Silverdale. Proposed works include a new walking route along the western side of the highway, a raised pedestrian crossing on Silverdale Street and a cut-through path to Agency Lane.

This proposal is part of our footpath programme, which aims to improve pedestrian accessibility all over Auckland.

Download the proposal drawing for Hibiscus Coast Highway (PDF 9.1MB) 

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to connect key retail centres in Silverdale and will eventually complete a missing walking link along the highway between Silverdale Street and Millwater Parkway. The proposed path will enable safer and more convenient walking journeys in the area.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning with some of your suggestions being investigated as a part of the final design. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the improved walking facilities in the area.
  • Question if the bike path will be wide enough to accommodate bikes. They are currently out on the road, causing delays for cars and compromising their own safety.
    The path is sufficiently wide at the southern end, and split into two paths for a lot of the length due to trees. Unfortunately funding is not available for cycling infrastructure in this part of Auckland. However, the path will be future-proof, allowing for flexibility in the future, when the use of the path might change.
  • Request for a decent guardrail on corner of #1 as there are many crashes there, with people literally driving into it.
    Based on your suggestion, a guardrail will be investigated at this location.
  • Enquiry about tree pruning as company logos are not visible due to the trees.
    This has been noted and will be passed to the detail designer.
  • Suggestion for the work be done at night because of traffic disruptions when the road is closed during the day.
    This has been noted and will be passed to the appropriate department. 

Next steps

This work will happen before July 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.