AT proposes to install 2.5 metre wide ‘clip ons’ on both sides of Ngapipi bridge (on Tamaki Drive) to provide new footpaths and convert the existing footpaths into cycleways.
Project status: Consultation closed 8 October 2017
Project zone: Central
Image: Artist's impression of the widened Ngapipi bridge.
Better walking and cycling facilities on Ngapipi bridge are a key part of the wider programme of improvements in the Ōrākei area, including the Tamaki Drive Cycle Route and the Tamaki Drive-Ngapipi Road intersection upgrade.
Once the bridge is widened, the existing shared path on the north (seaward) side of the bridge will become a separated 2 way cycleway and footpath, while the shared path on the southern side will become a separated 1 way cycleway and footpath
The decision to widen the bridge followed a detailed structural assessment of the bridge which identified that there is no requirement to replace it. Widening the bridge also allows the existing four traffic lanes to remain the same.
Map of improvements
- Dedicated facilities for pedestrians and people on bikes.
- Provides the link to the previously constructed walking and cycling facilities at the Tamaki Drive-Ngapipi Road intersection upgrade.
- Provides the connection between the proposed Tamaki Drive Cycle Route and the Ngapipi intersection, which connects to the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path.
- April 2019 – detailed design and consent process.
- Late 2019 to early 2020 – construction starts, anticipated duration 4 months.