Beach Road Cycleway Stage 2 underway
The Beach Road walking and cycling project began its second and final stage on 30 March, continuing the transformation of a key link into the city centre. Jointly funded by Auckland Transport and Auckland Council, the project will extend stage one of the cycleway and transform the northern side of Beach Road between Mahuhu Crescent and Britomart Place.
Beach Road cycleway currently connects with Grafton Gully cycleway and the share walking and cycling path on Quay Street. Stage 2 will enhance these connections, making it safer and easier to get around the city by bike.
The project will extend the cycleway from Mahuhu Crescent through to Britomart Place and connect with the laneway network starting in Fort Street.
The route will be a mix of separated cycleway and sections of shared path around intersections, with paving designs and painted cycle symbols helping to separate pedestrians from cyclists.
The upgrade of Beach Road is part fo Auckland Council's City Centre Masterplan; a programme transforming our city centre into a pedestrian and cycle friendly destination where you can show, relax, linger, dine and spend time.
Works on Stage 2 are set to be completed by July 2015.