Auckland’s Quay Street Cycleway Extension opened
The Quay Street Cycleway Extension is now open for people on bikes to ride safely into the city centre from east Auckland. The project extends the original two-way Quay Street Cycleway from Plumer Street, past Spark Arena, to near The Strand intersection. The 800m cycleway safely separates people on bikes from traffic and gives people walking and running their own dedicated space. AT’s Manager Walking, Cycling and Road Safety Kathryn King says the cycleway extension is an important addition to the city centre’s cycling infrastructure. “The Quay Street Cycleway is one of Auckland’s busiest. In 2017 we recorded 299,544 trips at our totem counter near the Ferry Building, and this year we are averaging 878 trips per day. “The cycleway extension will encourage even more people to ride bikes, and we look forward to seeing more people giving bike riding a go as the weather improves.” The project includes a floating bus stop with pedestrian crossings across the cycleway opposite Tapora Street, and landscaping and planting have been done by Ngāti Whātua Orākei. The project is part of the Urban Cycleways Programme, funded in partnership with NZTA.