Walter Strevens Drive cycling and walking ramp link Walter Strevens Drive cycling and walking ramp link

Auckland Transport (AT) is proposing a new walking and cycling ramp connection on Walter Strevens Drive in Takanini. This will link up with the shared walking and cycling path currently under construction along the Southern Motorway (SH1).

Project status: Consultation - feedback closed 9 February 2018.
Project zone: South.

Project overview

The proposed walking and cycling ramp will link Walter Strevens Drive to the new shared walking and cycling path alongside the Southern Motorway, which is currently being constructed by NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) as part of the Southern Corridor Improvements project.

Design plan


  • Improved access to the SH1 cycleway for Conifer Grove residents as well as from the eastern side of the Southern Motorway.
  • More connections to the Southern Corridors Improvements cycling path.


  • January 2018 - Consultation on Walter Strevens Drive ramp link.
  • 9 February 2018 - Consultation closed.
  • 7 March 2018 - Feedback from consultation. Read the feedback report.

Project details

Proposed Walter Strevens Drive ramp link

The proposed cycling and walking ramp link at Walter Strevens Drive will be 3-metres wide and will open up access for Conifer Grove and residents on the eastern side of the Southern Motorway (SH1) to an expanding off-road cycle network, with opportunities for recreation and connections to key destinations.

There will be minimal tree removal, additional landscaping and lighting to illuminate entry and exit to the ramp and improve safety.

Southern Corridor Improvements project

A 4.5km off-road shared walking and cycling path is currently being constructed alongside the western side of the Southern Motorway between Takanini and Papakura, with local road connections to Great South Road, Brylee Drive, and through the reserves to Walter Strevens Drive, Gardone Terrace and Pescara Point.

A new bridge connection at Pescara Point will link the communities of Karaka and Papakura.

This project is being carried out by NZ Transport Agency. Find out more about the NZTA Southern Corridor Improvements project.

Public engagement

Feedback on the Walter Strevens ramp link from property owners and occupiers directly affected with the proposed works closed on 9 February 2018.

The submissions received were positive and showed a high level of support for the proposal which helped with the final design to include, CCTV cameras and lighting, installation of a traffic island on Walter Strevens Drive for prams and other users to access the ramp safely (from the other side of the road) and landscaping to improve access.

Feedback report

Read the full Walter Strevens Drive ramp link feedback report (PDF 573KB, 9 pages).

For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport