Māngere Cycling & Walking projects Māngere Cycling & Walking projects

Transport projects across Māngere are improving local connections and making it easier to get around by walking & cycling.

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Why Māngere?

Māngere is a unique community which is currently in a period of rapid growth and development. As Māngere grows, we want to future-proof its streets and ensure they work for all the different ways people get around.

To keep everybody moving, as well as to reduce emissions and traffic congestion, we need to make changes to our streets. Māngere is a high-priority community for transport investment because of the growth in housing and jobs, especially around the Airport. With this investment, we are taking practical steps to give people more travel options to get to work, school, church and other important destinations.

In particular, Māngere has excellent potential for more trips by bike:

  • Much of Māngere is flat and well-suited to cycling.
  • Māngere has one of Auckland’s highest concentrations of schools and young people who need the freedom to move around easily and safely.
  • More people will live in Māngere as more housing is developed, led by Kāinga Ora’s redevelopment programmes. These new residents will need options for getting around their neighbourhood.
  • Many people in Māngere learn and work close to home. Stats NZ data shows that in 2018, 61% of Māngere’s residents travelled short, bikeable distances to work and education.

What projects are happening in Māngere?

Māngere West Cycling Improvements

The Māngere West Cycling Improvements are part of the Short-Term Airport Access Improvement programme. The project aims to improve travel options to and from the airport area, as well as to locations along the way.

The goal is to fill a key gap in the current cycling network in Māngere. The project will provide a direct bike route from Ngā Hau Māngere Bridge to existing bike lanes on Bader Drive.

In 2022, our project team worked closely with local people to develop and design these changes together. 

Consultation for Māngere West Cycling Improvements is now closed.

Find more information and updates, visit the Māngere West Cycling Improvements page.

Māngere East and Manukau Preferred Cycling Networks

As part of a region-wide programme for cycling, we’re developing safe cycling networks in the Māngere East and Manukau areas. To support these changes, we’ll be leading some supporting community activities to encourage people to give cycling a go.

These changes represent a 10-year programme that will make going by bike more attractive and accessible for more people. This will increase travel choices and deliver safety, health, and environmental benefits.

For more information & updates on the Māngere East and Manukau Preferred Cycling Networks page.

Streets for People Māngere

The Streets for People project is working with local people to test cycling improvements in two key locations.

Streets for People uses temporary or semi-permanent street changes to try out versions of designs with local people on the streets they use. This approach puts people first, designing and testing options with those who use the space rather than for them.

Auckland Transport’s Tāmaki Makaurau Streets for People programme is a part of the national Streets for People programme led by Waka Kotahi. Auckland Transport was one of 13 successful applicants to this programme, which will fund projects in both Kelston-New Lynn and Māngere.

Find more information & updates on the Māngere Streets for People page.

Manurewa and Māngere Transport Choice

This project is working to improve access to public transport, walking and cycling across the Manurewa and Māngere areas. The project includes safety improvements to the streets outside four schools in Māngere. It is also working to create a new shared path from Bader Drive to Robertson Road through Moyle & Māngere Central Parks.

Find more information & updates on the Manurewa and Māngere Transport Choices page.

How do these projects tie into the wider network?

Together, the proposed projects will join up the existing local network. This will give local people easier access to more places by cycling, walking, scooting or wheeling. Through this new network you’ll be able to get to:

  • George Bolt Memorial Drive Shared Path, which provides a connection to the Airport and into the surrounding Airport Oaks Employment zone.
  • Ngā Hau Māngere Bridge, offers a link to Onehunga Town Centre and the train station.
  • Ngā Hau Māngere Bridge also leads to the Southwestern shared path along SH20. This offers an off-road route to Mount Roskill, Avondale and Point Chevalier, from where the Northwestern shared path runs directly to the city centre.
  • In several years' time, new connections could lead to Ōtāhuhu Town Centre, Middlemore Hospital and their adjacent train stations.
  • Local parks and recreational paths include Te Pane o Mataoho (Māngere Mountain), Ambury Farm and Regional Park, Māngere Lagoon and Puketutu Island, Māngere Centre Park, and Harania Stream.

Draft map below of what the completed network could look like.

Mangere Cycle draft V4