Auckland Transport

Seabrook Avenue cycleway and intersection improvements

We are seeking feedback on a proposed off-road cycleway on Seabrook Avenue in New Lynn, as well as improvements to four intersections between Willerton Avenue and the New Lynn train station.


Project status: Public feedback closed 4 June 2017.
Project zone: West


Project overview

Following a period of public feedback in June 2016 about cycling in New Lynn, Avondale and surrounding areas, we received a high level of feedback suggesting potential cycle routes and identifying problem areas. 

Read more about the New Lynn and Avondale area cycle consultation and feedback received

Taking public feedback into account, we are currently focussing on cycling projects within easy distance of New Lynn and Avondale train stations. Seabrook Avenue cycleway is the first of these projects for which investigation has been completed and funding is available.

The cycleway would start at the intersection of Willerton Avenue and Seabrook Avenue (next to Lawson Park) and run along Seabrook Avenue and connect with the existing shared paths on Margan Avenue and Rankin Avenue. 

We also propose improvements for three intersections along Seabrooke Avenue and also for the intersection of Rankin Avenue, Clark Street and Totara Avenue at the New Lynn train station.

Our proposal connects Seabrook Avenue to the New Lynn train station and town centre via the existing shared path along Margan Avenue and Rankin Avenue. The cycleway will also help children cycle to New Lynn Primary school more easily. 

This route was preferred over other routes in New Lynn as it is the most cost-effective option. Other options included land purchase or significant roadworks, and could not be delivered with the funding available.

Find out more about the other options considered (PDF 222KB).

Seabrook Ave Cycleway overview map

We propose:

  • A 3m wide off-road shared path and cycleway on Seabrook Avenue (berm side) between Willerton Avenue and Margan Avenue.
  • Raised platforms at the intersections of Seabrook Avenue with Willerton Avenue and Gardner Avenue, as well as low planted kerb buildouts and non-signalised pedestrian crossings.
  • A speed table at Margan Avenue and Seabrook Avenue intersection. The existing triangle island kerb will be realigned, straightening the intersection, and a new splitter traffic island installed.
  • Pedestrian and cycle crossings at the intersection of Rankin Avenue, Clark Street and Totara Avenue at the New Lynn train station. A new cyclist advanced stop box will be installed on Totara Avenue and all advanced stop boxes fitted with cycle detector loops.
  • A protected cycle crossing adjacent to 61 Seabrook Avenue. 
  • Removal of approximately one third of on-street parking at proposed intersections improvements and traffic calming treatment locations between Margan Avenue and 74a Seabrook Avenue.
  • Bus shelter and concrete platform additions to the existing Seabrook Avenue bus stops, and minor relocations of two of these bus stops.
  • Additional bike parking at various locations around New Lynn town centre.
  • Traffic calming measures such as speed cushions and a speed table along Seabrook Avenue.
  • Way finding signs and upgraded street lighting.

Read more detail about the proposed improvements (PDF 262KB).

Design plans

Why we are proposing improvements

  • We want to provide safer and more convenient cycle routes throughout New Lynn. We are already working on the New Lynn to Avondale and Waterview Shared Paths, and Te Whau Pathway. We want to build on these improvements and encourage more walking and cycling trips in your area. 
  • New Lynn is growing. To support this growth, we want to give people more travel options to get to work, school and local attractions such as shopping centres, cafes and parks.
  • New Lynn has good potential to get more people travelling to the train station by bike.
  • New Lynn train station is the third busiest station in Auckland and will be only 26 minutes’ train ride from the city once City Rail Link is constructed.
  • We want to reduce the speed of vehicles entering and exiting intersections and prioritise the movement of pedestrians and people on bikes. Slower vehicle speeds should also help to make the area more appealing to pedestrians and residents.
  • Feedback from previous area wide consultation shows public support for walking and cycling improvements in the area.
  • Funding from the Government’s Urban Cycleway Programme, combined with local funding, has been allocated to provide better connections within your community.

Feedback

Public feedback closed on Sunday 4 June 2017.

Next steps

We will consider all the feedback and use it to improve our proposal.

We will respond to those who provided feedback - a report will be produced that includes a summary of the feedback received, our responses to the feedback and the final decisions on the project.

Construction is planned to be completed by June 2018.


Previous barriers identified


There were a number of concerns raised for this proposed route in the previous consultation for the area, which the designs have made an effort to address.

Dangerous intersection/ roundabout (general), difficulty crossing intersection/ roundabout, current facility unsafe, other signal suggestion (new/priority), signal wait times are too long, Clark Street and Rankin Avenue intersection

This intersection will be improved as part of this proposal.

Cycle facility/improvements suggested (general), Lack of cycle parking, CCTV/security needed, New Lynn train station

CCTV and security is already provided at New Lynn station. We will look into opportunities to improve cycle parking throughout New Lynn.

Dangerous location (general), high traffic volume/ busy, high traffic speed, heavy vehicle concerns (bus/truck), suggest shared path, cycle facility/improvements suggested (general), current facility unsafe, poor road/ path surface, safe crossing required, Clark Street

Clark St was considered for this proposal. However, it was found that it would be too costly to address as part of this proposal. Land acquisition would be required to bring the Clark St cycle lanes to the high-quality standard expected on an arterial road.

Dangerous location (general), high traffic volume/ busy, narrow road/ no room to cycle (general), suggest shared path, Rankin Avenue

There is already a shared path on the western side of Rankin Ave. Improvements will be made to the intersection with Clark St, but no further improvements are proposed, although there may be some opportunity for minor improvements if they are raised during the consultation.

Narrow road/ no room to cycle (general), Suggest shared path, Cycle facility/improvements suggested (general), Margan Avenue

There are shared paths on both sides of Margan Ave between Seabrook Ave and Rankin Ave. This proposal connects to Margan Ave. No further improvements are proposed for Margan Ave, although there may be some opportunity for minor improvements if they are raised during the consultation.

Dangerous location (general), high traffic speed, rat-running, Totara Avenue

Totara Ave was considered as part of the proposal, but budgetary constraints mean that the issues with Totara Ave will not be addressed as part of this proposal.

Lack of cycle parking, New Lynn Library

We will be replacing the ‘lollipop’ cycle stands with Sheffield stands outside the New Lynn library.

Dangerous intersection/ roundabout (general), high traffic volume/ busy, high traffic speed, safe crossing required, Margan and Seabrook Avenue intersection

This intersection will be improved for walking and cycling as part of this proposal.

Dangerous location (general), high traffic volume/ busy, driveway hazard/cars reversing, current facility unsafe, Margan Avenue (New Lynn School)

There are shared paths on both sides of Margan Ave between Seabrook Ave and Rankin Ave. This proposal connects to Margan Ave. No further improvements are proposed for Margan Ave, although there may be some opportunity for minor improvements if they are raised during the consultation.

Cycle facility/improvements suggested (general), Seabrook Avenue

Seabrook Ave, between Willerton Ave and Margan Ave, is being addressed as part of this proposal.

Cycle facility/improvements suggested (general), Lack of cycle parking, CCTV/security needed, Signage needed/suggested, LynnMall Shopping centre

LynnMall is a private entity. We will pass on any feedback to them or you could contact them directly.

Lack of cycle parking, New Lynn shops

We will be using this consultation exercise to identify which parts of New Lynn require additional cycle parking.

Difficulty crossing intersection/ roundabout, Hutchinson Avenue, Margan Avenue, Rankin Avenue intersection

This proposal does not address the concerns raised about this intersection.


For more information

Contact Auckland Transport