We're making changes for people on foot and on bikes

This section of the route goes along Oriental Parade from Carlton Gore Road  and along Evans Bay Parade as far as the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) at Greta Point. 

The paths, seawalls and landscaping between Oriental Bay and Little Karaka Bay are now complete so construction has moved to the section between Weka Bay and NIWA. 

The detailed design and consenting for the area between Little Karaka Bay and Weka Bay will take longer as it will include options for building seawalls. Construction is not expected to start until 2022.   


The bike path will gradually replace the existing narrow on-road bike lanes and make this scenic route safer and more enjoyable for people walking and biking. 

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  • The two-way asphalt bike path will be between the footpath and the road, at the same level as the footpath. It will be 3m wide wherever possible, and narrower in some places where space is constrained.
  • The exposed aggregate concrete footpath will generally be 2m wide but the width will vary depending on the space available.
  • Parking for 173 vehicles will remain along this stretch (15 fewer than before).
  • Possible new seawalls at Little Karaka Bay and Balaena Bay will help to create more space however the options for these will be considered as part of the detailed design work. Construction in this area won't happen until 2022.
  • Parking on the seaward side will still be against the kerb, with a .8m to 1m-wide buffer between the kerb and bike path to give people space for getting in and out of cars.
  • Bus stops on the seaward side will have a 1.5m-wide buffer between the kerb and bike path for people getting on and off buses.
  • New pedestrian crossings will be installed at Kio Bay and Balaena Bay.
  • Traffic lanes will generally be 3.5m wide. Extra width will be provided on bends.
At Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham
  • New sections of seawall have been built to fill in the gaps between the existing walls. This has created more space for developing separate paths for people on foot and on bikes. The new seawalls will also better protect the road.
  • Around the point, the footpath is on the lower level with easy access from above (no steps).
  • There are two lookout spots at footpath level, with seats and planting, where people can stop and enjoy the views.
  • Large concrete platforms in two places mean people can step down to the rocky point.
  • Weathered (corten) steel are used as part of the barrier fences, look-out points, seats, rubbish bins, place name signs, and bike stands.
  • New lighting poles with banner arms have replaced the existing poles.

These bus stop relocations were approved by Councillors in 2018 following community feedback in 2017.

Detailed design for this area between Little Karaka Bay and Weka Bay is in development and this will likely involve more discussion with some local residents. 

  • Northbound bus stop outside 48/50 Evans Bay Parade relocated to be outside 56/60 Evans Bay Parade.
  • Northbound bus stop outside 90 Evans Bay Parade to be removed.
  • Southbound bus stop located at Balaena Bay public changing rooms relocated 20m further south.
  • Southbound bus stop opposite 128 Evans Bay Parade relocated to be opposite 148 Evans Bay Parade. 
  • Northbound bus stop at 212 Evans Bay Parade relocated to be outside 208 Evans Bay Parade.
  • Southbound bus stop opposite 220 Evans Bay Parade relocated about 20m further south.

Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham changes

See how the Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham area looked before the work was completed.

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