Auckland Transport has started construction on extending one of the city’s busiest cycleways.
The 1km Quay Street Cycleway Extension project adds to existing separated cycleway from the Plumer Street intersection to just before The Strand.
The cycleway will connect with the future Tamaki Drive Cycleway and provides a vital connection to the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive shared path. The cycleway will be a ‘two way’ design on one side of the road, in keeping with the existing route.
As part of the project, 15 trees are being relocated to other parts of the city centre to maintain the traffic lanes, on-street parking and the bus lane. All tree-related work will be supervised by an arborist.
Resource consent was granted for the project by an independent commissioner following notification. The decision can be found on the Auckland Council website.
Quay Street is a connection to Auckland’s city centre, shared by pedestrians, trucks, buses, cars, and bikes. The cycleway extension will complement the different users for the street, keeping Quay Street moving and enabling people to bike in safety.