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The Māngere West Cycling Improvements project fills a key gap in the current cycle network with a vital link between Māngere Bridge village and the Airport.
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The proposed cycling improvements will give local people easier and safer access to existing cycle routes across Māngere. It will also provide more transport options for those working in the Airport Oaks employment zone and those travelling to Onehunga and the city centre. These changes will make it easier and safer for more people to bike to work, schools and town centres.
A timeline of the project so far:
- In 2020, we consulted communities in Māngere West and Māngere Bridge on proposed cycling improvements. During this consultation, members of the community told us they wanted more involvement in developing and designing these improvements.
- In 2021, the project re-started. We began working more closely with communities in Māngere and Māngere Bridge to understand the local wants and needs better.
- In 2022, we held collaboration forum sessions, which brought together people from the community to help design these changes. These local people brought a broad range of perspectives and connections to local organisations, businesses and community groups.
- The resulting design balances a broad range of needs brought to the project by the collaboration forum participants. It has also included expert advice and follows best-practise guidelines.
- From these workshops, a new preferred route and design has emerged. With the design process now completed, we will open public consultation in November 2023.
The Māngere West Cycling Improvements project is part of the Short-Term Airport Access Improvements Programme (STAAI) which is working to improve access to Auckland Airport.
The airport and surrounding areas are vital for our city and country. The airport is the main gateway to New Zealand, a key freight destination, and the surrounding Airport Oaks area is one of the largest employment zones in the region.
The Short-Term Auckland Airport Improvements programme is led by Auckland Transport, alongside Waka Kotahi and Auckland International Airport Limited. It recognises that easier access to the airport can only be achieved by diversifying how people can get to it.
The programme has achieved the early construction of Puhinui Station for bus and rail, revised bus services, and bus priority lanes on Lambie Drive and Puhinui Road. Māngere West Cycling Improvements is the last remaining project of the Short-Term Airport Access Improvements programme. It will make it easier to travel by bike between residential areas in Māngere and the existing shared path to the airport along George Bolt Memorial Drive.
February to May 2022
We held a series of collaborative design forums with community representatives, including business groups, community groups and residents online. This means people who are affected by the proposed cycling network through the area got a say on where cycle routes could be developed, including where street parking facilities are affected. The goal over the 4 sessions was to develop a concept for proposed cycling improvements that reflects the needs and wants of the community, while meeting our requirements.
Note: The COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing restrictions on gatherings and the way we engage with communities created further pressure on the collaborative design phase of this project. The forums were due to take place September 2021. Due to the Delta outbreak delivery was deferred to early 2022 as there was stakeholder preference to hold them in-person.
Subsequently, the Omicron variant arrived in the community early 2022. Due to the associated risks, there was a need to pivot delivery to an online platform without further delaying the project.
View the output of the four Collaboration Forum sessions:
- Collaborative forum session 1 summary (PDF 266KB)
- Collaborative forum session 2 summary (PDF 219KB)
- Collaborative forum session 3 summary (PDF 89KB)
- Collaborative forum session 4 summary (PDF 86KB)
July to August 2021
Working alongside an existing Māngere community group, the project team hosted a series of events to meet with community members to understand where they currently travelled around Māngere West, the places they would cycle if it were safe, and the barriers to cycling.
We restarted the project as public feedback indicated communities in Māngere and Māngere Bridge wanted more involvement in developing cycling connections in the area.
November to December 2020
Public consultation on a package of 5 cycling links in Māngere West. Public feedback closed on 13 December 2020. Read the full report. (PDF 1.9MB, 79 pages)
Collaboration forum sessions with local people were completed in 2022. From these workshops, a new preferred route and design has emerged. The proposal is now open for public consultation until Monday 4 December 2023.
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