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Links to Glen Innes cycleways Links to Glen Innes cycleways

We are creating new protected cycleways in the suburbs of Glen Innes, Stonefields, St Johns, and Point England.

Consultation status: closed 25 October 2017, last updated 3 April 2020. 

Project overview

Artists impression of Taniwha Street.
Artists impression of Taniwha Street.

The cycleways will provide safe and attractive cycle routes that connect people to the Glen Innes train station, the town centre, schools, shops, parks, and community facilities.

We consulted with the community on these cycleways in 2015 and 2017 to ensure we are designing the new cycleways in partnership with the community. Feedback helped us identify key routes and ways we can improve the outcome for future users.

The cycleways will be fully protected, except in locations where access for vehicles to driveways or side streets is required.

The new cycleways will connect to the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path, which will enable people to cycle on dedicated cycle lanes all the way from Glen Innes (and surrounding suburbs) to the city centre and the waterfront.

There will also be improvements to key intersections and roundabouts along the routes, which will make them safer for all road users.

Locations of cycleways

Map showing location of cycleways.

Merton Road (excludes between Morrin Road and Apirana Avenue)

74 Merton Road looking west.
Artists impression of 74 Merton Road looking west.

  • The new cycleway on Merton Road will be one-way on each side of the road and protected using concrete separators.
  • Parking on-street will change to one side of the road as both sides is unable to be accommodated under this proposal due to road width constraints.
  • Construction is likely to commence around mid-2021.

Download the Merton Road project plans (PDF 1.9MB).

Taniwha Street (excludes between Apirana Avenue and Line Road)

29 Taniwha Street looking south west.
Artists impression of 29 Taniwha Street looking south west.

219 Taniwha Street looking west.
Artists impression of 180 Taniwha Street looking west.

  • The new cycleway on Taniwha Street will be one-way on each side of the road and protected using concrete separators.
    This is excluding the section between 18 and 42 Taniwha Street which will extend onto the berm and be separated by the kerb due to constraints around the angle of the driveways.
  • Parking on-street will change to one side of the road as both sides is unable to be accommodated under this proposal due to road width constraints. This excludes the section between Kotae Road and West Tamaki Road where on-street car parking was unable to be retained.
  • Construction is likely to commence around mid-late 2020.

Download the Taniwha Street project plans (PDF 4.5MB).

Apirana Avenue (between Taniwha Street and Pilkington Road)

260 Apirana Avenue looking north.
Artists impression of 260 Apirana Avenue looking north.

366 Apirana Avenue looking south.
Artists impression of 366 Apirana Avenue looking south.

  • The new cycleway on Apirana Avenue will be two-way on one side of the road (train side) and raised to footpath height between Taniwha Street and Merton Road.
  • From Merton Road to Pilkington Road the cycleway will become one-way on each side of the road, separated by concrete separators. Parking on-street will change to one side of the road as both sides is unable to be accommodated under this proposal due to road width constraints.
  • Construction is likely to commence towards the end of 2020 and be staged starting with the Taniwha end first and Merton to Pilkington end around mid-2021.

Download the Apirana Avenue project plans (PDF 2.3MB).

Point England Road

Point England Road - Pilkington Road intersection looking west.
Artists impression of Point England Road - Pilkington Road intersection looking west.

  • The new cycleway on Point England Road will be one-way on each side of the road and protected using concrete separators.
  • Due to road constraints we are unable to retain on-street car parks through this section.
  • Construction is likely to commence towards mid-2021.

Download the Point England Road project plans (PDF 1.1MB).

We are reviewing the following 4 cycleways and will be coming back to the community later this year to get feedback on new designs for these routes:

  • Line Road (between Taniwha Street and West Tamaki Road)
  • Stonefields Avenue and Morrin Road
  • Taniwha Street (between Apirana Avenue and Line Road)
  • Merton Road (between Morrin Road and Apirana Avenue).

Project objectives

The aim of the project is to give people more safe transport options in and around Auckland.
As Auckland’s population increases and more cars join the road network, we are working on finding ways to make it easier and safer for people to walk and use other active modes of travel like riding bikes and e-scooters. The cycle facilities proposed will connect with the wider cycle network and encourage more children and adults to get on bikes – getting cars off the road.

Glen Innes and the surrounding areas have been identified as having good potential to increase the amount of people that travel by bicycle.

In the coming years there will also be significant growth in people, homes, and shops in the area. Ensuring cycling is an attractive and accessible transport option will help the local road network cater for this growth.

Benefits

  • Provide safe, accessible and appealing cycle facilities for people on bikes with a range of confidence levels and across all ages.
  • Provide more transport choices for the community.
  • Improve pedestrian safety and access along the routes.
  • Improve safety and accessibility of key intersections along the routes. Please see the map for affected intersections.
  • Improve safety at two existing pedestrian crossings on Apirana Avenue.
  • Improve the bus terminal in Glen Innes to make it safer for bus users, people on bikes, and pedestrians.
  • Improve the connection to the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path from Merton Road.
  • Make it easier to cycle to local destinations in Glen Innes, including schools, shops, restaurants, and community facilities.
  • Provide additional bicycle parking at the Glen Innes train station.

Public engagement


2015 consulation

We previously sought public feedback on Glen Innes, Point England and St Heliers at the end of 2015. We asked the public to indicate their preferred cycling routes, specifically to destinations like the train station, town centre, local shops, parks and reserves, as well as community facilities.

Based on the feedback received and route prioritisation we identified key routes to connect the surrounding suburbs to key destinations.

2017 consultation

In 2017 we sought further public feedback on designs for new cycleways in Glen Innes. 71% of submitters indicated the links to Glen Innes cycleways would encourage them to cycle more in the area. For a full summary of the feedback and decisions made following the consultation see the public feedback report below.

Download Links to Glen Innes public feedback report (PDF 2.8MB, 68 pages)


Next steps

Based on the feedback received and after further investigation we will proceed to construction with the cycleways except for the following 4 routes which we will be coming back to the community to get further feedback on:

  • Line Road (between Taniwha Street and West Tamaki Road)
  • Stonefields Avenue and Morrin Road
  • Taniwha Street (between Apirana Avenue and Line Road)
  • Merton Road (between Morrin Road and Apirana Avenue)

We will be in touch with residents and local businesses once we have confirmed the construction timeline.