Auckland Transport, Panuku Development Auckland, Henderson-Massey Local Board, and Auckland Council, are working together on initiatives in the Henderson area to make Henderson accessible and a better place for everyone to live, work, and play.
Project status: Consultation closed
Project zone: West
Henderson walking & cycling improvements
Auckland Transport has identified Henderson as a priority area for walking and cycling improvements, following the introduction of Panuku's Unlock Henderson Project. We want to provide people with better connectivity and more travel choices.
The aim is to create a walking and cycling network that caters for Aucklanders of all ages and abilities. This aligns with the Henderson-Massey Local Board’s aspiration for people to be able to get around without a car.
- More travel options to get to work, school and local attractions so we can support the rapid growth of Henderson.
- Improve walking and cycling links to the Henderson train station and the town centre from surrounding suburbs to make it easier for local trips and longer trips to other parts of Auckland.
- The Henderson-Massey Local Board are committed to and supportive of improving walking and cycling accessibility in the area.
- Better connectivity both across the existing network and to the town centre and train stations.
- Lincoln Rd upgrade will include high-occupancy vehicle lanes, and cycle lanes.
Image: Arts Bridge (designed by Neil Miller) linking Corban Estate to Henderson Park and the Project Twin Stream’s Opanuku Path
Image: Walking and Cycling access to Corban Estate from Great North Road
Henderson-Massey Local Board is committed to making the region a better place for all. The Local Board has two key plans. The Henderson Implementation Plan: 2014 to 2040 is a strategic plan with projects planned to revitalise Henderson over a longer period. The Henderson-Massey Local Board Plan 2017 is a three-year plan reflecting the community priorities and preferences.
Auckland Council in partnership with Henderson-Massey Local Board plans to develop a wider local connections plan or greenways/local paths plan for the Henderson-Massey region.
The city’s regeneration agency, Panuku Development Auckland, has developed an overarching plan that outlines the opportunities for regeneration in Henderson. The vision proposed for Henderson is for it to grow into an urban eco-centre, enhancing the mauri (life essence) of the twin streams of Wai o Panuku/Opanuku and Wai Horotiu/Oratia that converge in its centre.
We hope that the strong ecological focus will act as a catalyst for high quality living and development that resonates with and attracts families, businesses, investors and visitors to this growing metropolitan area. A key initiative that makes up this vision is to enable two new local walking and cycling links to better connect the twin streams pathways and local attractions.
Image: Opanuku Reserve, Henderson Park and Corban Estate Arts Centre
We invited feedback from the public on this proposal from 23 April to 10 June 2018. We talked and listened to local community groups, resident and business associations, and local schools on the future of Henderson.
- What do you like about the Henderson town centre?
- What do you dislike about the town centre?
- What improvements would you like to see made to the town centre?
- Which cycling and walking routes are important to you?
- What issues or concerns do you have on these routes and suggested improvements?
We would like to thank everyone who took the effort to give us feedback on the Henderson’s future consultation.
Feedback response was excellent. We received 611 feedback submissions including:
- 178 hard-copy brochure feedback forms.
- 174 online brochure feedback forms.
- 171 pin-drop comments on the Henderson online map tool.
- 88 pieces of feedback post it notes from display boards at public engagement events.
We have analysed and considered all feedback and prepared a public feedback report as well as feedback summary maps.
Summary report and maps
There are 275 cycle routes identified that are important to those who submitted feedback. A total of 752 issues/barriers/concerns have been identified on these routes at 608 locations. 400 improvements have been suggested by respondents at these locations.
Map of suggested cycle routes and number of mentions
Issues, barriers or concerns
Map of locations where issues, barriers or concerns were raised
List of issues, barriers, concerns and suggested improvements
Feedback from this consultation will be used to develop walking and cycling improvement projects within wider Henderson area.
AT will do further investigation work and identify routes which needs to be prioritised first. This investigation work is likely to take some time. Further community engagement will be carried out as designs for routes are developed.
Panuku Development Auckland will consider and incorporate feedback from this consultation into both its long-term plans for the area and a set of 'quick wins' that can test some of the suggestions from the community through a tactical urbanism approach. Further community engagement will be carried out as design for each route or trial route are developed.
Auckland Council and Henderson-Massey Local Board have sought feedback on the draft Henderson-Massey Connections plan from 27 March to 17 April 2019. Feedback from Henderson's Future consultation will be shared with them.