Glen Eden: Town Centre Cycleway Trial

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The Waitākere Ranges Local Board is trialling a cycleway from Savoy Road, along Captain Scott Road through to Glen Eden Town Centre and Glen Eden Train Station. Auckland Transport is supporting the Waitākere Ranges Local Board in delivering the project.


Project overview

The objective of the project is to create safer streets, with slower traffic on Captain Scott Road. The aim is to provide a separated bike connection for residents to the town centre, train station and schools.

The pop‐up cycleway will test and extend the existing cycleway from a residential area through to shops, services and public transport in Glen Eden town centre, and improve walking and cycling connections to schools and parks. It is in the school zone for both Glen Eden Intermediate and Glen Eden Primary School attended by some 1,400 students.

The project is to be funded through the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Innovating Streets Fund and will be co-designed with the community to provide a safe, dedicated lane for cyclists on Captain Scott Road.

The time period for the trial is 8-12 months. We will be monitoring and evaluating the cycleway throughout the trial and report back to the community with the findings. A decision on the long-term future of the cycleway will be determined at that time.

We will seek out your views on the cycleway during the trail. This feedback will also be taken into consideration for the future of the cycleway.


Benefits

  • Connecting Glen Eden Train Station with the Project Twin Streams walking and cycling path at Savoy Road
  • Provide people on bikes with a safe alternative to using cars
  • Calming traffic on Captain Scott Road.
  • Completes the cycling route from Ceramco Park and Kaurilands Domain to the town centre


Timeline

May 2021 – Work starts to install the cycleway

May 2021 – January/May 2022 – trial period finishes


Project details

Features of the cycleway

  • 1.7 metre cycleway on each side of Captain Scott Road
  • The cycleway will have a 200mm separator between itself the traffic lane
  • The separator will consist of flexi-posts and low linear barriers
  • Rubber speed humps will be used to reduce vehicle speeds in locations where cars and people on bikes come into close contact
  • New road markings


The Waitākere Ranges Local Board is trialling a cycleway from Savoy Road, along Captain Scott Road through to Glen Eden Town Centre and Glen Eden Train Station. Auckland Transport is supporting the Waitākere Ranges Local Board in delivering the project.


Project overview

The objective of the project is to create safer streets, with slower traffic on Captain Scott Road. The aim is to provide a separated bike connection for residents to the town centre, train station and schools.

The pop‐up cycleway will test and extend the existing cycleway from a residential area through to shops, services and public transport in Glen Eden town centre, and improve walking and cycling connections to schools and parks. It is in the school zone for both Glen Eden Intermediate and Glen Eden Primary School attended by some 1,400 students.

The project is to be funded through the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Innovating Streets Fund and will be co-designed with the community to provide a safe, dedicated lane for cyclists on Captain Scott Road.

The time period for the trial is 8-12 months. We will be monitoring and evaluating the cycleway throughout the trial and report back to the community with the findings. A decision on the long-term future of the cycleway will be determined at that time.

We will seek out your views on the cycleway during the trail. This feedback will also be taken into consideration for the future of the cycleway.


Benefits

  • Connecting Glen Eden Train Station with the Project Twin Streams walking and cycling path at Savoy Road
  • Provide people on bikes with a safe alternative to using cars
  • Calming traffic on Captain Scott Road.
  • Completes the cycling route from Ceramco Park and Kaurilands Domain to the town centre


Timeline

May 2021 – Work starts to install the cycleway

May 2021 – January/May 2022 – trial period finishes


Project details

Features of the cycleway

  • 1.7 metre cycleway on each side of Captain Scott Road
  • The cycleway will have a 200mm separator between itself the traffic lane
  • The separator will consist of flexi-posts and low linear barriers
  • Rubber speed humps will be used to reduce vehicle speeds in locations where cars and people on bikes come into close contact
  • New road markings