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Links to Glen Innes cycleways Links to Glen Innes cycleways

We are creating a number of dedicated cycleways in the suburbs of Glen Innes, Stonefields, Saint Johns, and Point England.

Consultation status: closed 25 October 2017. 

Project overview

The cycleways will be physically separated from cars, except in locations where access for vehicles to driveways or side streets is required. It will also be separated from pedestrians and the footpath will be retained.

The cycleways will be safe and attractive cycle routes that connect these suburbs to the Glen Innes train station, the town centre, schools, shops, and community facilities in the area.

They will also 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.

Some of the destinations that will be connected with these cycleways include Colin Maiden Park, Ngahue Reserve, the Auckland Netball Centre, Scarbro Tennis Centre, Tamaki College, University of Auckland (Tamaki Campus), Te Oro Music and Arts Centre, and the Glen Innes train station.

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

  • Stonefields Avenue (between College Road and Morrin Road),
  • Morrin Road,
  • Merton Road,
  • Apirana Avenue,
  • Point England Road (between Line Road and Pilkington Road),
  • Taniwha Street,
  • Line Road (between Taniwha Street and West Tamaki Road).

Additionally, the walkway between Felton Mathew Avenue and the Glen Innes train station (including the underpass) will be widened to 3m and become a shared path, to cater for people on foot and on bikes.

Why we chose these routes

Glen Innes and the surrounding areas have been identified as having good potential to increase the amount of people that travel by bicycle. Providing cycling facilities will enable more people to make their journeys by bicycle (rather than by car), thus taking some of the pressure off the local road network.

This will give the local community more transport options, especially with the cycleways connecting to the wider Auckland cycling network.

At the moment there is a lack of safe dedicated cycling facilities in the area, and many roads have high volumes of traffic travelling at high speeds. Glen Innes is also a key transport hub, and being close to the town centre means there are many people that need to move around safely and comfortably. Improving cycling connections in the area will increase the accessibility and attractiveness of the town centre and destinations along the routes.

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.

Map of the cycleway locations

Layouts and key features

The cycleways will look and function differently on different routes. Please refer to the map and layout descriptions to see which layout applies to which road.

Please note: each layout has been specifically designed based on the specific circumstances and constraints of the roads they apply to. For example, layout 1 applies only to the roads mentioned under layout 1, and not the others.

Line Rd layout 1 294 frame

Layout 1 - one-way cycle lane on both sides of the road with the possibility of recessed parking

  • Line Rd (between Taniwha Rd and West Tamaki Rd)
  • Taniwha St (between Kiano Pl and West Tamaki Rd)
  • Pt England Rd (Apirana Ave and Pilkington Rd)

View images for layout 1 and find out more about the proposal for these locations.


Merton Rd layout 2 294 frame

Layout 2 - one-way cycle lane on both sides of the road with parking retained on one side

  • Merton Rd
  • Apirana Ave (between Merton Rd and Pilkington Rd)
  • Taniwha St (between Line Rd and Kiano Pl)

View images for layout 2 and find out more about the proposal for these locations.


Morrin Rd - type 3 294 frame

Layout 3 - one-way cycle lane on both sides of the road with parking retained on both sides

  • Morrin Rd (between Morrin Rd and Stonefields Ave)
  • Stonefields Ave (between Morrin Rd and College Rd)

View images for layout 3 and find out more about the proposal for these locations.


Apirana Ave layout 4 294 frame

Layout 4 - two-way cycle lane on one side of the road with some parking retained

  • Taniwha St (between Line Rd and Apirana Ave)
  • Apirana Ave (between Taniwha St and Merton Rd)

View images for layout 4 and find out more about the proposal for these locations.


Intersection improvements

Key intersections along the routes will be improved to increase safety and accessibility for pedestrians and people on bikes. These improvements include dedicated pedestrian and cycle crossings on the approaches to the intersections, as well as protected cycle lanes through the roundabouts.

Download the plans for proposed intersection improvements (PDF 2.7MB).

Map of intersection locations

1. Apirana Avenue/Taniwha Street

No changes are proposed for this intersection.

2. Taniwha Street/Line Road

  • Physically separated cycleways continue through the roundabout.
  • Pedestrian crossing installed on the roundabout’s northern leg.

3. Taniwha Street/Elstree Avenue

  • Physically separated cycleways continue through the roundabout.
  • Pedestrian crossing installed on the western and southern legs of the intersection, with the existing pedestrian crossings on the northern and eastern legs moved closer to the intersection.

4. Apirana Avenue/Merton Road

Physically separated cycleways continue through the roundabout.

5. Apirana Avenue/Pilkington Road

  • Physically separated cycleways continue through the roundabout.
  • The existing double lane approach will be reduced to a single lane approach on all legs of the roundabout, with a single circulating lane.
  • Pedestrian and cycle crossings will be installed on all legs of the roundabout.

6. Merton Road/Morrin Road

  • Physically separated cycleways continue through the roundabout.
  • Pedestrian and cycle crossings will be installed on all of the roundabout’s legs.
  • The existing two-lane approach will be reduced to a one lane approach on the northern, western and southern legs, while being retained on the eastern leg.

7. Morrin Road/Stonefields Avenue

  • Physically separated cycleways continue through the roundabout.
  • The existing double lane approach will be reduced to a single lane approach on all legs of the roundabout.
  • Pedestrian and cycle crossings will be installed on all legs of the roundabout.

8. Stonefields Avenue/College Road

  • The left-turn slip lane out of Stonefields Avenue into College Road will be removed to accommodate the cycleway and footpath.
  • Raised speed tables and pedestrian crossings will be installed on the three remaining left-turn slip lanes.

Project 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.
  • Improve the walkway from Felton Mathew Avenue to Glen Innes train station.
  • 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.

Have your say


Feedback is now closed. We will analyse and consider all feedback and produce a public feedback report.

Previous consultation

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.

We also asked about any barriers that prevented people from considering cycling in the area. Issues identified include safety concerns (especially at roundabouts), traffic volumes, vehicle speeds, bicycle parking, road width, and parked vehicles.

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