Work on cy­cle­way

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Con­struc­tion has be­gun on the Nel­son St Cy­cle Route con­nect­ing Up­per Queen St to Quay St via the dis­used Nel­son St off-ramp.

It will link to the north­west­ern and Grafton Gully cy­cle­ways, pro­vid­ing eas­ier and safer ac­cess to and from the city cen­tre.

The pro­posed project is a joint New Zealand Trans­port Agency and Auck­land Trans­port ini­tia­tive.

Phase one will see the con­struc­tion of a bridge from Canada St to the old Nel­son St mo­tor­way of­framp.

The bridge will be built and put in place at night.

The route will then con­tinue as a sep­a­rated two-way cy­cle path along the west­ern side of Nel­son St to Vic-

off-site to­ria St. Phase two will ex­tend the sep­a­rated cy­cle path down to Quay St while also pro­vid­ing a link along Pitt St to join Karanga­hape Rd and Union St.

Auck­land Trans­port chief in­fra­struc­ture of­fi­cer Greg Ed­monds says it will com­plete a miss­ing link in Auck­land’s Cy­cle Net­work.

‘‘The route will connect with and ex­pand the net­work and aligns with our long-term vi­sion to build world class cy­cling in­fra­struc­ture. We want to pro­mote cy­cling as safe, con­ve­nient and a true trans­port mode of choice.’’

Phase one of the project is ex­pected to be com­pleted late this year and phase two by the mid­dle of 2016.

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