Im­proved cy­cle op­tions

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - MARY FITZGER­ALD

Cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans in Auck­land can look for­ward to im­prove­ments in in­fra­struc­ture.

Plans have been re­vealed for four ma­jor walk­ing and cy­cling routes, and im­prove­ments for bus users in the in­ner west sub­urbs.

The im­prove­ments will pro­vide greater travel op­tions for peo­ple liv­ing in Grey Lynn, West­mere, Arch Hill and be­yond.

The plans are for a new cy­cle­way and im­prove­ments to the bus route along Great North Rd; an­other cy­cle­way up Rich­mond Rd to Sur­rey Cres; a third on Gar­net Rd, Old Mill Rd and Sur­rey Cres; and im­proved con­nec­tions be­tween the al­ready com­pleted routes in Grey Lynn Park and Cox’s Bay Re­serve. This route will con­tinue up Grosvenor Rd to Great North Rd.

The routes are the start of a con­nected net­work of cy­cle­ways for peo­ple trav­el­ling in the area, and will make get­ting to lo­cal shops, schools, parks, and com­mu­nity cen­tres eas­ier.

The cy­cle­ways will also im­prove ac­cess for peo­ple trav­el­ling by bike into the city cen­tre.

AT is work­ing with project part­ners Auck­land Coun­cil and the Govern­ment through the NZ Trans­port Agency and Ur­ban Cy­cle­ways Pro­gramme on a $200m pro­gramme of cy­cle im­prove­ments from 2015 to 2018.

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