Bayswater Avenue Cycleway Project Bayswater Avenue Cycleway Project

Safety improvements for pedestrians and people on bikes coming soon

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Why we're making these improvements

Concerns from the community about safety for 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.

What the improvements include

The Bayswater Avenue Cycleway project will bring improvements, such as:

  • A separated bi-directional cycleway
  • Improved footpaths
  • Traffic-calming speed measures.

A diagram showing a cross-section of the proposed Bayswater Avenue Cycleway. To the left of the image, two pedestrians can be seen.  They are on the existing footway. There will then be space for parking, and then an eastbound and a westbound lane on the road for vehicles. There is then a raised cycleway separator and a bi-directioanl cycleway. There will be a kerb and channel between the cycleway and the footway. This side of the footway will be relocated outside the existing kerb.

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 two stages:

  • The first stage involves a bi-directional, separated cycleway between 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.

The Ngā Tiriti Ngangahau - The Vibrant Streets Programme

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.

How these works will affect you

Adding these safety improvements will require re-allocating some road space. We will work hard to maintain adequate parking availability.

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.