Cycleway planned for Mt Roskill area
Carless travel is set to get easier and safer in Mt Roskill.
A new cycleway planned for the suburb will make it safer for school children, commuters and recreational cyclists, Auckland Transport community transport manager Matthew Rednall says.
The Mt Roskill Safe Routes project will link War Memorial Park, Keith Hay Park and Waikowhai Park.
It’s part of the Auckland Cycle Network which aims to create a cycle friendly city and get more people on bikes.
The project will include new infrastructure and changes to the road layout, particularly at intersections.
Options include shared paths, cycle lanes, safer arrangements for cyclists crossing intersections and other minor road changes.
‘‘By providing safe and connected cycle networks we hope to build the confidence of young or inexperienced cyclists as well as increasing the commuting choices for those travelling to school or work,’’ Mr Rednall says.
The new routes will connect with existing and planned cycle paths on SH20 and on streets parallel to Dominion Rd to provide future connections between Mt Roskill and Newton.
Eventually it will provide a continuous and connected cycle route between Mount Roskill and the CBD.
The project complements the Greenways Network initiative of the Puketapapa Local Board. Chairwoman Julie Fairey says the board supports the proposal.
‘‘Opening up a cycle network connecting through local parks will encourage cyclists of all ages to explore their community,’’ she says.
A greenway is a corridor of safe routes for cyclists and walkers through parks.