Work on cycleway
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.