Auckland Transport

Parnell, Newmarket, Remuera cycle improvements Parnell, Newmarket, Remuera cycle improvements

Auckland Transport (AT) wants to create a network of cycling routes to make Auckland's inner-east suburbs easier to get around on bike.


Project status: Investigation/Construction
Project zone: Central/East


Project overview

Carlton Gore Road artist impression

More and more Aucklanders are choosing to travel by bike. With this in mind, AT and our partners, Auckland Council and the NZ Transport Agency, are working together with the Government to create a future where more people feel comfortable riding a bike.

We asked for public feedback to help us identify and improve the key cycle routes connecting people with their places of work, local shops, schools, parks, and other community facilities within the inner-east suburbs (Parnell, Newmarket and Remuera).

Find out more about AT's cycling and walking programme.


Proposed improvements 

On busy roads, we are proposing continuous high quality cycle lanes, ideally physically separated from general traffic.

On quieter roads, we are proposing to reduce traffic speeds and volumes to make it safer and more attractive to walk and cycle.

We will keep as much on-street parking as possible, but may need to reallocate space in some locations to make streets safer. Parking removal will depend on the road space available and the type of improvements being provided.

On-street parking in shopping centres is of particular importance to businesses, and we will focus on solutions that retain parking and enhance the streetscape in these areas.

The benefits of these proposed improvements could include:

  • Safer and more appealing routes for bike riders.
  • Slower vehicle speed on residential streets.
  • Enhanced pedestrian crossings and footpaths.
  • New and improved bus facilities.
  • Improvements to landscaping and appearance of public spaces (including shopping centres).
  • New signage and reduced street clutter.
  • New bike parking.

We are planning to start work on parts of the network over the next few years, with the aim to complete most of it within the next 10 years. 

Map showing the Parnell, Newmarket and Remuera cycling improvement area.

Parnell Newmarket Cycle Network Map


Public engagement


From 23 May to 20 June 2016, we sought feedback from local residents, community organisations, and schools on how to improve Parnell, Newmarket and Remuera for people on bikes.

In total, we received 994 feedback submissions and thousands of suggestions about how we can improve cycling around these suburbs. 

We received feedback from a wide area including Auckland Central, Ellerslie, Epsom, Glendowie, Grafton, Grey Lynn, Herne Bay, Kingsland, Meadowbank, Mission Bay, Mount Eden, Newmarket, Northcote, Onehunga, Orakei, Parnell, Ponsonby, Remuera, Royal Oak, St Johns, and Sunnynook.

Download the public feedback and decisions report (PDF 5MB)

Feedback maps

These maps show the locations referred to in all the feedback received. 

To find details of specific feedback, match the reference number from the map with the reference number in the Feedback spreadsheet (XLS 205KB).

Feedback map 1

Feedback Summary Map 1 suggested cycle routes and location where issues / concerns have been identified.

Feedback map 2

Feedback Summary Map 2 - Identified issues / concerns and corresponding ID number


Next steps


We have included a number of changes to the cycle network plan between 2016 and 2030 and have updated the network map accordingly.

Parnell, Newmarket, Remuera updated cycle network map

By 2018, new cycleways will be constructed on Tamaki Drive between Quay Street and Ngapipi Road, and from the intersection of Tamaki Drive / The Strand to Parnell Road via Gladstone Road. The final section of the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive cycleway will also open by 2018.

Our focus over the next 3 years is to improve links to the city centre and existing infrastructure and increase access to key destinations. Links from Parnell and Newmarket are likely to be a priority.


For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport