Phase 2 of Nelson Street Cycleway will include protected, on-road cycle lanes on both sides of Nelson Street and Market Place from Victoria Street to Pakenham Street East. Construction of this phase will start in April and be completed by July.
Plans for the remaining section of Market Place, Customs Street West and Lower Hobson Street will be made public in early 2017.
An exciting step
It’s an exciting next step in Auckland’s cycle network says Kathryn King, AT, Cycling, Walking and Safety manager.
“This creates a cycle spine on the west side of the city making it even easier to cycle to workplaces throughout this part of the city including the Viaduct and Wynyard Quarter.”
“It will also be used for recreation. There are a number of restaurants, shops and cafes that people can visit along the way and kids just love going over Lightpath,” she says.
$200 million programme
Auckland Transport is working with project partners Auckland Council and the Government through the NZ Transport Agency and the Urban Cycleways Programme on a $200m programme of cycle improvements from 2015 to 2018.