The proposed designs have been developed by technical experts, incorporating feedback from businesses and community groups in these areas. Consultation over the next few weeks is an opportunity for the wider community to provide feedback to see what more can be done to improve the designs.
· New separated bike lanes on the right-hand side going up Molesworth Street and right-hand side going down Mulgrave Street to avoid motorway on and off ramps.
· Safer 30km/h speed limit through Tinakori Village and on Hill Street.
· New raised crossings for pedestrians on streets in both areas.
· New separated bike lanes on both sides of Onepu Road and Coutts Street.
· New shared path alongside Ākau Tangi Sports Centre to connect the new Cobham Drive crossing, Kemp Street and Rongotai Road.
· Safer 30km/h speed limit on Lyall Parade, Tacy Street and Kemp Street.
The Director General of Health, Dr Di Sarfati, says: “The Ministry of Health has a large number of staff who walk or cycle to work in the Thorndon area and welcomes the opportunity to participate in the consultation on potential measures to encourage and support active transport.”
If approved, both projects would receive 90 percent funding from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Transport Choices programme as part of the Government’s $350m investment to create greater transport choices for people across New Zealand.
The Council is expected to consider feedback from this consultation in May. If approved, work on these routes is likely to start in August 2023.
Information about the proposed changes is available online at transportprojects.org.nz/kilbirnie and transportprojects.org.nz/thorndon.
You will be able to provide feedback on the website from Monday 6 March until 5pm Monday 27 March. Alternatively, you can download a FreePost form or call us on 04 499 4444 and we will post one out.