Grey Lynn, Arch Hill, Westmere improvements Grey Lynn, Arch Hill, Westmere improvements

Auckland Transport (AT) has developed improvements for pedestrians, people on bikes, and bus users on 4 routes in the wider Grey Lynn area.

Project overview

The overall project is comprised of various improvements for pedestrians, people on bikes and bus users across 4 routes around the Grey Lynn area. Routes 1 (Surrey Crescent to Garnet Road) and 2 (Richmond Road) are part of the Waitemata Safe Routes programme.

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Routes 1 & 2: Surrey Crescent to Garnet Road & Richmond Road

We are seeking feedback on proposed changes to streets in Grey Lynn and Westmere.

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Route 3: Greenways Route

Find out about the route that runs from Richmond Road to Great North Road.

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Route 4: Great North Road

Find out more about the improvements to the section of Great North Road between Crummer Road and Ponsonby Road.

Map showing the 4 routes

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Public engagement

Public engagement history for this project

In March 2016, AT sought public feedback to identify and improve the key cycle routes that connect people with their places of work, local shops, schools, tertiary institutions, parks and other community facilities, for the area between Pt Chevalier and the city fringe (bounded by the Northwestern Motorway and the sea). The feedback received strongly supported AT’s proposed network of cycling routes.

Based on the March 2016 feedback, four cycle path routes were proposed. These four routes are in a part of Auckland that already has a lot of people on bikes, with potential for numbers to grow. By prioritising this area for cycling improvements, we are catering to people who currently cycle and encouraging others to consider riding their bikes as an option.

Consulting on the 4 routes

The public feedback period ran from 16 September to 21 October 2016. We received 745 submissions over the four routes, which helped us recognise and improve any issues that the community might have with the proposal.

In the case of Route 1 of the Waitemata Safe Routes programme , we asked which option is the most suitable for the community.

We have compiled the feedback into common themes and written a report outlining the decisions made for each route.

View the details and 2016 feedback report for each route:

Project background

Our changing Auckland

Auckland is growing and changing. Our roads are becoming increasingly congested and in many areas building and widening roads is no longer a feasible or cost effective option. To keep Auckland moving we need to give people more transport choices, which means using the space we have available carefully.

Transport modes such as walking, cycling and public transport can move more people within the same space as a traffic lane, and are often more cost effective to construct and maintain. If we can make these modes of transport efficient, safe and appealing, then we are giving people a viable alternative to the car, and over time we can increase the number of people walking, cycling and using public transport.

This will help manage congestion on our roads and could create streets that are more attractive and inviting for residents, businesses, shoppers and other users.

A city for bikes

Creating a connected network of cycle routes across the city is a priority for AT, Auckland Council and the NZ Transport Agency. The three organisations are working together on a three year $200 million programme of investment in cycling to make it safer and more convenient to travel by bike.

Central Government has made a significant contribution to funding through the Urban Cycleways Programme. The programme will make it easier for people to travel by bike for everyday activities - going to places of work, education and leisure.

Life in the Bike Lane

With the improvements to Route 3 - Greenways Route we've linked Cox's bay to Arch Hill, running through a series of reserves. In addition to the popular Grey Lynn pump track and Cox's Bay playground you can explore further to connect to local shops and facilities.

Route 2 - Richmond Road will link to a few of the great Auckland markets including Grey Lynn Farmers Market and the West Lynn Village, which we encourage to use panniers and baskets for this bike trip.

For more fantastic rides to enjoy around Auckland, from family-friendly and leisure riding, to fitness, commuting and cycle touring see Life in the Bike Lane (includes The Green Way map and Farmers Markets brochure).