Safety improvements for pedestrians and people on bikes coming soon
On this page
- Why we're making these improvements
- What the improvements include
- The Ngā Tiriti Ngangahau - The Vibrant Streets Programme
- How these works will affect you
- Project history and next steps
Concerns from the community about the safety of people on bikes and pedestrians on Bayswater Avenue in Bayswater have led to a plan to improve the road between Belmont town centre and the Marine Terrace roundabout near the Bayswater ferry terminal.
There is particular concern about the safety of children cycling to Bayswater Primary School, which has a high number of pupils riding each day. There are also large numbers of children cycling to Belmont Intermediate and Takapuna Grammar School.
The cycleway has always been planned as part of the larger Lake Road Improvement Project in the Devonport-Takapuna lower peninsula area. Funding from Auckland Council means the cycleway can be separated out and the work accelerated.
The Bayswater Avenue Cycleway project will bring improvements including:
- a separated bi-directional cycleway
- improved footpaths
- traffic-calming speed measures.
A representative cross-section of Bayswater Avenue showing the proposed cycleway. Actual spacing will vary depending on the width of the road
We are committed to improving road safety in Devonport-Takapuna. This project will significantly improve safety for those on bikes and scooters and pedestrians.
We will complete the Bayswater Avenue project in 2 stages:
- The first stage involves a bi-directional, separated cycleway on the Bayswater Primary School / south side of Bayswater Avenue. The cycleway will run between Lake Road in Belmont town centre and Marine Terrace at the south end of Bayswater Avenue. The cycleway will have appropriate road markings and signage.
- The second stage will involve more permanent infrastructure, including traffic-calming speed tables on side streets and additional road markings and signage.
Artist's impression of the view from outside the school looking southwest from near the footpath
Artist’s impression of the view from the Bowling Club driveway looking southwest
Artist’s impression of the view from outside 27 Bayswater Avenue looking southwest
The first stage of the cycleway project is part of Auckland Council’s Ngā Tiriti Ngangahau (NTN) - The Vibrant Streets Programme. We will deliver this project.
NTN is aligned to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan. The plan aims to reduce transport emissions by improving access to active modes (such as cycling or walking) and infrastructure.
NTN is a $3 million, 3 year programme covering 7 projects across Auckland. We are delivering this programme as part of this climate action package.
In the 2021 to 2031 10-year Budget, Auckland Council allocated $152 million of new spending on climate change initiatives over 10 years.
Adding these safety improvements will require re-allocating some road space.
We'll need to re-allocate the space currently used for parking on the Bayswater Primary School / south side of Bayswater Avenue. Parking on the northern side will be retained.
As the work progresses, there will also be temporary disruptions to traffic flow on Bayswater Avenue. We will let residents and commuters know about any planned disruptions well ahead of any work.
Waste removal companies have factored in the need for an extended reach and will be able to collect bins over the cycleway.
Our work so far
Consultation took place in 2020 as part of the Lake Road Project. This piece of the project has now been accelerated, so we'll engage with the public again at various events and locations before the end of 2022.
We aim to have a detailed design completed in March or April next year. Once this is ready, we'll present it to the community. We'll then start work on this project and look forward to completing it before the end of 2023.
- October 2022: Detailed design started
- 28 October 2022: Project team attends the Bayswater Avenue community Halloween event to show artist impressions and a life-size mock-up of the cycleway. Seeks community feedback.
- November 2022: Follow-up community engagements with interested groups
- February 2023: Draft detailed design delivered
- March to April 2023: Community workshops and internal reviews
- May 2023: Final detailed design delivered
- June to July 2023: Construction procurement
- August 2023: Construction started
If you have questions about this project
Please get in touch with us at projects@AT.govt.nz