An urban busway between Panmure Station, Pakuranga and Botany is a key part of improving transport choices in the area. It will enable people to catch a quick bus from the eastern suburbs and change to a train at Panmure.
Between Pakuranga and Botany town centres, the second section of the South Eastern Busway will be in the centre of Ti Rakau Drive.
Bus stops will be at intersections with traffic lights to ensure safety of passengers walking to and from the stops.
Other changes include:
- Five new high-quality bus stops at intersections with traffic lights.
- Access to Ti Rakau Drive for some properties and side road connections will need to change.
- High quality on-road cycle lanes on both sides of Ti Rakau Drive.
- Wide footpaths.
- Road widening is required on Ti Rakau Drive – the majority of affected property owners have been contacted.
Connections between the busway and Botany town centre are still being investigated.