The proposed changes will make The Parade safer and more accessible for everyone, particularly in the narrowest areas.
The changes will provide greater separation between bikes and cars, with a continuous protected route for people on bikes and scooters between Dee and Reef streets, and encourage more people to choose low-carbon ways of getting around. Greater visibility at intersections and driveways, slightly wider traffic lanes and a consistent street layout will make it easier for drivers to negotiate The Parade, and improve the look and feel of the street.
There will be two new dual crossings at footpath level for pedestrians and people on bikes, and a new layout through the 30km/h zone will add separated bike lanes, provide more footpath space in some places and reduce vehicle speeds.
The safety changes overall will reduce the amount of street space available for parking, particularly south of the 30km/h zone where the road is narrower. Mobility parking is mostly unaffected apart from slightly relocating one space.
We’re asking for specific feedback on these proposed safety improvements, not whether there should be bike lanes on The Parade. The proposed changes are for all the different ways people use the street.
The proposed improvements will bring the bike lanes and related street layout in line with New Zealand and international design standards:
We’re seeking feedback on whether we’ve got these proposed safety improvements quite right.
If there is something related to a change near your property that you think we should be aware of, please let us know as part of your feedback so we can adjust and fine-tune the detailed design.
We also want to hear from people who travel along The Parade by bike/scooter, on foot, on the bus or driving. We’re not asking whether there should be bike lanes on The Parade. The proposed changes are to improve things for all the different ways people use the street.
This is not a vote – your feedback will be considered alongside a whole range of other things.
Let us know what you think by 5pm, Sunday 13 February 2022.
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