Feedback on the plans for the second and third stages of this route running from Linwood Park to Ferrymead via Linwood Avenue closed Thursday 15 December 2016.

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Background

The full Rapanui to Shag Rock Cycleway will travel from the Central City to the Ferrymead Bridge where it connects to the Coastal Pathway which will stretch all the way to Sumner. Construction has started on the first stage of the route from Fitzgerald Avenue to Linwood Park and this consultation considers the final stages of the route from Linwood Park to the Ferrymead Bridge. From Linwood Park the cycleway will follow Linwood Avenue and Humphreys Drive, connecting to Ferry Road. 

Once complete the cycleway will link the city to Linwood Park, Eastgate and the Avon Heathcote Estuary before the Coastal Pathway extends the trail to Redcliffs and Sumner. There are two alternatives for this part of the Rapanui to Shag Rock Cycleway but both follow roughly the same route. The differences in infrastructure are detailed in the plans and descriptions for the route.

Engagement Advisor contact details: 

Rochelle Hardy: (03) 371 2037
Katherine Eveleigh: (03) 375 1325
Email: cycleways@ccc.govt.nz 

Route Selection

In developing the Rapanui–Shag Rock Major Cycle Route, Council staff and technical experts from external agencies considered a number of different routes and types of cycleways. The route shown in this booklet provides the best connection to local amenities, schools and businesses, while maintaining a reasonably direct route for people biking to and from the central city, and minimising the impact on adjacent properties.

Assessing the options

There are a number of factors that determine the best route for a cycleway including safety, compatibility with other road users and impacts on residents and businesses. For Rapanui–Shag Rock Sections 2 and 3, various route and facility type options were initially identified and assessed against multiple criteria designed to provide a balance between the needs of people wanting to cycle and the impacts of the cycleway on businesses, residents and the road network.
The following provides information on some of the criteria used when assessing the route options:

  • Safety first

For the cycleways to work well and feel safe, the Major Cycle Routes must be built in a certain way. This means separating people on bikes from motor vehicles in some areas or slowing vehicle speeds and reducing vehicle numbers in others.

Generally, the preferred location for a Major Cycle Route is on quieter streets where there are less large vehicles such as trucks. However, this needs to be balanced against providing direct routes and linking with local amenities such as shops, schools and parks.

When assessing safety, consideration has also been given to creating quality environments that feel safe and attractive. This includes design aspects such as lighting and landscaping so that the route feels comfortable and safe for all users.

U-turn Closures

There are a number of u-turns bays on Linwood Avenue. Three of these will need to be closed to minimise conflict between vehicles and people on the shared path.

The existing u-turns on Linwood Avenue at Linwood park, Tilford Street and between Damien Place and Or mandy Place will be removed to reduce the number of crossings on the shared path.

New Signalised Intersection

The Alternative Route proposes a new signalised intersection on Humphreys Drive, which will provide a crossing point for the cycleway and better access to the Ferrymead shops.

Parking

On the preferred route the cycleway is separated along the Estuary edge. To provide space required for this the existing car parks facing out to the Estuary will need to be relocated to the other side of the road. This will reduce the number of on-street carparks from 39 to 23, a loss of 16 spaces.

The alternative route is separated along Linwood Avenue, west of Hargood Street, adjacent to the median. For this option only, parking will be removed at the following locations so that sufficient width can be provided for the separated cycleway:

  • Along Linwood Avenue, parking will be removed from the inside shoulder space next to the median.
  • On the south side of Linwood Avenue, between Gow Place and Hargood Street, parking will be removed from the kerbside edge of the road.
  • On the south side of Linwood Avenue, between Smith Street and Gow Place, the parking near Gow Place will be moved west to be nearer to Smith Street.

 

  • Business Impacts

 The Council recognises that existing parking and access to businesses is very important, particularly for local shops which rely on passing custom. Where possible, we have retained existing parking zones in their current form or proposed alternative on-street parking close by.

  • Residential impacts

 The Council is aware of the need to balance different residents travel needs, including access and parking. We have carefully considered options to keep as much parking as possible. However, when planning safe, direct cycleways using limited available space there will be times when vehicle parking does not take priority.

  • Landscaping

In some areas we will need to remove trees to make room for the cycleways. Trees to be removed will be replaced in suitable locations nearby.

Trees

Along the whole route five trees have been identified that will need to be removed. 

Replacement trees will be planted close by. Over the full length of the route, over 100 trees will be planted.

Read the detailed Rapanui ­– Shag Rock Cycleway assessment report (PDF) [PDF, 3.1 MB].

Route Description

Route options for each section have been assessed against the criteria detailed on previous pages, to determine the best route for each section, while keeping in mind how sections fit together to form a continuous and legible route.

Section 1 of the Rapanui/Shag Rock Major Cycleway Route travels from the City Centre through Linwood Park to Linwood Avenue opposite the Chelsea Street signalised crossing.
Linwood Park is the connection point for Section 2 of the cycleway. From this point a number of route options have been considered. The result is a ‘Preferred Route’ and an ‘Alternative Route’ both of which are included for consultation. The Preferred and Alternative options, along with the additional options rejected are described below.

Linwood Park to Hargood Street
Preferred Route: From Linwood Park the preferred route continues east along a shared path in the Linwood Avenue median. The path would travel down the centre of the tree lined boulevard.

Alternative Route: The alternative route would consist of two cycle lanes adjacent to the Linwood Avenue median. These would be separated from vehicles by armadillo style separators (example below). 

Both options require the closure of three of the existing six u- turns to make the cycle paths safer and more attractive for cyclists.

Other Options Rejected: A two-way cycle path was considered on the north side of Linwood Avenue. This idea was not adopted due to safety concerns. Linwood Avenue is divided by a median and vehicles turning onto Linwood Avenue from a number of side roads are used to only looking to the right to give way. With a two-way cycleway, vehicles would need to give way to cyclists from the right and left.

The south side of Linwood Avenue is also very busy because of parking next to Linwood Park.Using the existing footpath alongside the Linwood Drain would require widening over the drain or land purchase. The area is also very isolated and enclosed making it difficult for cyclists or pedestrians to get off the path should they feel unsafe. It was considered that this option would feel unsafe for most people after dark and discourage people from using it.

Hargood Street to St Johns Street
Preferred Route: The preferred route is a shared path in the residential service lane berm on the south side of Linwood Avenue.
Alternative Route: The alternative route is for cyclists to share the residential service lane with cars, which would be traffic calmed with parking restricted to the residential side. Other Options Rejected: A two-way cycle path on the north side of Linwood Avenue or one way cycle paths were discounted due to safety concerns. Cyclists would need to cross over Raupo Street, the Crematorium Society entrance and the BP service station entrances. St Johns Street to Dyers Road
Preferred Route: The preferred route is a shared path on the south side of Linwood Avenue next to Linwood Canal in the wide grass berm. This requires the construction of a retaining wall in the Linwood Canal bank near Dyers Road.
Alternative Route: The alternative route is along the existing footpath alignment to the south of Linwood Canal. This option would require extensive vegetation removal to provide a sense of personal security and to ensure cyclists could be clearly seen by drivers on Linwood Avenue.
Other Options Rejected: There are a number of traffic lanes at the Dyers Road intersection. These would need to be removed if a cycle way was to be built along the north side of the road. The removal of traffic lanes would significantly impact the State Highway network. A route along St Lukes Street was also discounted as it would require property purchase to connect though to Dyers Road. This route would also be less direct and via quiet residential streets with few points of interest.

Dyers Road to Charlesworth Reserve
Preferred Route: The preferred route east of Dyers Road is between the Linwood Canal and Linwood Avenue.
Alternative Route: The alternative route is south of Linwood Canal along the existing footpath. Cyclists may cross at the Charlesworth Bridge, which would be upgraded. There is less vegetation removal required than in the previous section as the existing footpath is visible from Linwood Avenue for most of this section. 

Charlesworth Reserve to Tidal View
Preferred Route: The preferred route along Humphreys Drive is along the Estuary edge. The seawall would need to be rebuilt as it is in a poor condition. The seawall would be similar to the recent construction along the McCormacks Bay Causeway and would allow for a 4m wide shared path to be installed.
Alternative Route: The alternative route is through Charlesworth Reserve. This area is very isolated and could only operate as a daytime route for most users due to risks to personal safety.

Tidal View
The cycleway would travel along the coastal edge, which is consistent with adjacent sections of the Coastal Pathway. The existing seawall will be retained along Tidal View.

Overview Map - Preferred Route

Preferred Route Overview

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Overview Map - Preferred Route

Overview Map - Preferred Route

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Full plans - Preferred Route

Linwood Avenue (Chelsea Street - Gow Place)

Linwood Avenue (Chelsea Street – Jollie Street)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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  • Crossing: The existing signalised pedestrian crossing will be improved to cater for people on bikes as well as pedestrians. The changes will make it easier and safer to get on and off the new cycle lanes.
  • U-turn: The existing u-turn will be removed, making it safer for cyclists using the new cycle lanes. Vehicles will use the u-turn at Cranley Street.
  • Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed through the existing central median of Linwood Avenue. 
  • On Road Cycle Lanes: The existing painted on road cycle lanes will remain for experienced cyclists to use.

The cycleway will provide a great way to connect with Eastgate, Linwood Primary School and Linwood Park.

Linwood Avenue (Thomas Street – Smith Street – Hay Street)

 Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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  • Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed through the existing central median of Linwood Avenue.
  • Trees: New trees are proposed along the median. U-turn: To reduce vehicle speed a raised platform will be built in the Smith Street u-turn bay. Give way signs on the shared path will give vehicles right of way.
  • U-turn: The existing U-turn at Hay Street will also be changed as described above.
 Artists impression

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Linwood Avenue (Gow Place)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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  • Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed through the existing central median of Linwood Avenue.

Linwood Avenue (McGregors Road – Keighleys Road)

Linwood Avenue (McGregors Road – Tilford Street)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed through the existing central median of Linwood Avenue.
U-turn: The existing u-turn at Tilford Street will be removed and vehicles will use the Smith Street u-turn instead.
U-turn: The remaining U-turn will be changed to include a raised platform, which will reduce the speed of vehicles driving through the U-turn. Signs on the shared path will require pedestrians and cyclists to give way to U-turning vehicles.
Side Paths: The existing footpaths across the median will remain to allow for ease of access at this location, including direct access from the side roads of McGregors Road and Tilford Street.

Linwood Avenue (Damien Place – Ormandy Place)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed through the existing central median of Linwood Avenue.
U-turn: The existing u-turn between Damien Place and Ormandy Place will be closed. Vehicles will use the Hargood Street intersection or the Tilford Street u-turn.

Linwood Avenue (Hargood Street – Keighleys Road)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave include

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Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed through the existing central median of Linwood Avenue.
Intersection: The existing signalised intersection at Linwood Avenue/Hargood Street/Keighleys Road will be changed to include a separate crossing for people on bikes to access the shared path along the median.
Path: The shared path is proposed to continue along the existing berm between Linwood Avenue and the existing residential service lane.

 

 

 

Linwood Avenue (Raupo Street - Kidbrooke Street)

Linwood Avenue (Raupo Street)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave include

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  • Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed through the existing berm area, between Linwood Avenue and the existing residential service lane.
  • Entry/Exit: A raised platform will be built at the entrance/exit into the residential service lane to reduce vehicle speeds. Signs on the shared path will require people on bikes to give way to vehicles.
  • Kerb and Channel: New kerb and channel will be built so that people do not park cars on the grassed berm or the shared path.
  • Trees: Trees will be planted along the berm as an extension to the existing planting along Linwood Ave median.
Linwood Avenue - Artists impression

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Linwood Avenue (Raupo Street – Wanstead Place)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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  • Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed through the existing berm area, between Linwood Avenue and the existing service lane..
  • Entry/Exit: A raised platform will be built at the entrance/exit into the residential service lane to reduce vehicle speeds. Signs on the shared path will require people on bikes to give way to vehicles.
  • Kerb and Channel: New kerb and channel will be constructed to join to the existing kerb and channel just west of Wanstead Place, to discourage parking on the grassed berm and encroaching on the shared path.
  • Trees: Trees will be planted along the berm.

Linwood Avenue (St Johns Street)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave include

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  • Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed through the existing berm area up to St Johns Street.
  • Crossing: At St Johns Street a new pedestrian and cyclist island will be installed to enable users to safely cross St Johns Street.
  • Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed along the canal, separated from traffic by a 1m wide separator.

 

Linwood Ave & Linwood Canal - Looking South East

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Linwood Avenue (Kidbrooke Street)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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  • Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed along the canal.
  • Trees: Trees will be planted adjacent to the cycleway. 
  • Bus Stop: The existing bus stop will remain and the bus shelter shifted forward. This will provide space for passengers to wait for the bus while pedestrians and people on bikes travel behind the shelter.

 

 

 

 

 

Linwood Avenue (Kidbrooke Street - Charlesworth Bridge)

Linwood Avenue

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this  section of Linwood Ave

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  • Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed along the canal. The path will have a 1m wide separator.
  • Landscaping: Vegetation will be trimmed/removed to provide room for the shared path and retaining wall.
  • On Road Cycle Lanes: A gap will be provided in the separator to allow cyclists to access the on road cycle lanes if they choose to.

 

Artists Impression - Linwood Avenue & Linwood Canal (Near Ti Rakau Reserve)

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Linwood Avenue (Dyers Road)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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  • Path: Adjacent to the canal a new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed with a 1m wide separator.
  • Retaining Wall: A retaining wall will be constructed along a section of the Linwood Canal embankment to ensure a stable platform is provided for the shared path.
  • Left Turn: Approaching the intersection from Dyers Road south, the existing left turn slip lane will be changed to a signal controlled left hand turn.Crossing: The existing signalised pedestrian crossing across Dyers Road will be modified to include people on bikes.
  • Guardrail: A new guard-rail will be installed on the approach to the intersection to separate the shared path from traffic lanes.
  • On Road Cycle Lanes: At the intersection, the existing painted on road cycle lanes will remain on the north side of Linwood Avenue but be removed on the south side.

The existing footpath on Dyers Road will continue to provide connection to Charlesworth Reserve area.

 

Linwood Avenue (Linwood Canal)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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  • Path: Adjacent to the canal a new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path will be separated from the traffic by a 1m wide separator.
  • Trees: New trees will be planted between the shared path and canal.
  • On Road Cycle Lanes: The existing painted on road cycle lanes will remain on the north side but be removed on the south side.

 

Linwood Avenue (Ti Rakau Reserve)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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  • Path: Adjacent to the canal a new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path will be separated from the traffic by a 1m wide separator.
  • Trees: New trees will be planted between the shared path and canal
  • On Road Cycle Lanes: The existing painted on road cycle lanes will remain on the north side but be removed on the south side.

 

Linwood Avenue (Charlesworth Bridge) 

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave

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  • Path: A new 3m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is separated from traffic by a 0.85–1m wide separator.
  • Crossing: A new signalised pedestrian and cyclist crossing will allow pedestrians and people on bikes to cross safely.
  • Traffic Lanes: Traffic lanes will be realigned to provide room for the shared path.
  • Access: At the western entrance to Windsurfer’s Reserve, signs will alert people to the shared pedestrian and cycle path.

Humphreys Drive

Humphreys Drive (Windsurfer’s Reserve)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive include:
Path: A new 4m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is separated from the general traffic by a 0.85m wide separator.
Access: At the western entrance to Windsurfer’s Reserve signs will alert drivers to the shared pedestrian and cycle path.
Traffic Lanes: Traffic lanes will be realigned to provide room for the shared path.

Humphreys Drive

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive include:
Path: A new 4m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is separated from traffic by a 0.85m wide separator.
Access: At the eastern entrance to Windsurfers Reserve, signs will be installed to alert drivers to the shared pedestrian and cycle path.
Seawall: The seawall will be repaired along the estuary edge.

Humphreys Drive

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive include:
Path: A new 4m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is separated from traffic by a 0.85m wide separator.
Seawall: The seawall will be repaired along the estuary edge.
Crossing: A pedestrian island will help pedestrians access Charlesworth Reserve.
On Road Cycle Lanes: The existing painted on road cycle lanes will remain on the south side of the road providing a connection to Ferrymead Shops.

 

HUMPHREY’S DRIVE & IHUTAI/ESTUARY OF THE AVON & HEATHCOTE RIVERS LOOKING SOUTH

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Humphreys Drive

 

 Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive include:
Path: A new 4m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is separated from traffic by a 0.85m wide separator.
Seawall: The seawall will be repaired along the estuary edge.
Crossing: A pedestrian island will help pedestrians access Charlesworth Reserve.
On Road Cycle Lanes: The existing painted on road cycle lanes will remain on the south side of the road providing a connection to Ferrymead Shops.

Changes to the existing fence and vegetation will enable people to gain access into Charlesworth Reserve.

Humphreys Drive (At Ferrymead Shops)

 

 Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive include:
Path: A new 4m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path is separated from traffic by a 0.85m wide separator.
Seawall: The seawall will be repaired along the estuary edge.
Trees: Two trees need to be removed to provide space for the new shared path.
On Road Cycle Lanes: The existing painted on road cycle lanes will remain on the south side of the road.

Connect to Ferrymead shops to browse the shops or enjoy a coffee.

Humphreys Drive – Tidal View

 Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Humphreys Drive include:
Path: A new 4m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path will extend from Humphreys Drive through Tidal View to Ferry Road. It is separated from traffic by a 1m wide separator.
Seawall: The seawall will be repaired along the estuary edge.
Parking: The existing car parks along Tidal View will be shifted to the south side of the road.
Trees: Two trees need to be removed to provide space for the new shared path. Three new trees will be planted in the berm area between the shared path and estuary.

The car parks along Tidal View will reduce from 39 to 23, a loss of 16 spaces.

In addition to the changes to the trees, two semi-mature Pohutukawa will be relocated as part of the works.

Tidal View (Ferry Road)

 Key features of the proposed cycleway on this  section of Tidal View

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Tidal View include:

  • Path: A new 4m wide shared pedestrian and cycle path extending from Humphreys Drive through Tidal View to Ferry Road is separated from traffic by a 1m wide separator.
  • Trees: New trees will be planted between the shared path and estuary.

At this end of the cycleway the shared path will connect into the existing Coastal Pathway which allows pedestrians and people on bikes to cross Ferrymead Bridge and continue around the Estuary, with plans to eventually extend into Sumner.

Full plans - Alternative Route

 

Linwood Avenue (Chelsea Street- Gow Place)

Linwood Avenue (Chelsea Street – Jollie Street)

 

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this  section of Linwood Ave

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave include:

  • Crossing: The existing signalised pedestrian crossing will be improved to cater for people on bikes as well as pedestrians. The changes will make it easier and safer to get on and off the new cycle lanes.
  • U-turn: The existing u-turn will be removed, making it safer for cyclists using the new cycle lanes. Vehicles will use the u-turn at Cranley Street.
  • Cycle Lanes: New 2.1m wide cycle lanes are proposedon both sides of the existing central median of Linwood Avenue. The cycle lanes will be separated from traffic by an armadillo separator.
  • Traffic Lanes: The traffic lanes will be realigned to provide room for the new cycle lanes.
  • On Road Cycle Lanes: The existing painted, on road cycle lanes will be removed.
  • Kerbside Parking: On-street parking will remain on the kerb side of the road.
  • Median Parking: On-street parking next to the central median will be removed.

Armadillo style separators will be used on either side of the Linwood Avenue median on the alternative route.

The cycleway will provide a great way to connect with Eastgate, Linwood Primary School and Linwood Park.

 Linwood Avenue (Thomas Street – Smith Street – Hay Street)

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this  section of Linwood Ave

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave include:

  • Cycle Lanes: New 2.1m wide cycle lanes on both sides of the existing central median of Linwood Avenue will be separated from traffic by armadillo separators.
  • Trees: New trees are proposed along the Linwood Ave median.
  • U-turn: To reduce the speed of vehicles a raised platform will be built in the Smith Street u-turn bay. Vehicles will be required to give way to cyclists.
  • U-turn: The existing u-turn at Hay Street will also be changed as described above.
  • Traffic Lanes: Traffic lanes will be realigned to provide room for the proposed cycle lanes.
  • On Road Cycle Lanes: The existing painted, on road cycle lanes will be removed.
  • Kerbside Parking: On-street parking will remain on the kerb side of the road.
  • Kerbside Parking: New kerb side on-street parking spaces are proposed on the east side of Smith Street.
  • Median Parking: On-street parking next to the central median will be removed.

Linwood Avenue (Gow Place)

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this  section of Linwood Ave

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave include:

  • Cycle Lanes: New 2.1m wide cycle lanes on both sides of the existing central median of Linwood Avenue will be separated from traffic by armadillo separators.
  • Traffic Lanes: Traffic lanes will be realigned to provide room for the proposed cycle lanes.
  • On Road Cycle Lanes: The existing painted on road cycle lanes will be removed.
  • Parking Northside: On the north side of Linwood Avenue, on-street parking will remain on the kerb side of the road. On-street parking next to the central median will be removed.
  • Parking Southside: On the south side of Linwood Avenue, on-street parking will be removed to allow for the proposed cycle lanes. The car-parks will be replaced by new on-street parks immediately to the west.

Linwood Ave (McGregors Road - Keighleys Road)

Linwood Avenue (McGregors Road – Tilford Street)

Key features of the proposed cycleway on this  section of Linwood Ave

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Key features of the proposed cycleway on this section of Linwood Ave include:

  • Cycle Lanes: New 2.1m wide cycle lanes on both sides of the existing central median of Linwood Avenue will be separated from traffic by armadillo separators.
  • U-turn: The existing u-turn at Tilford Street will be removed. Vehicles will use the Smith Street u-turn.
  • U-turn: To reduce vehicle speeds a raised platform will be built in the remaining u-turn bay. Vehicles will be required to give way to cyclists.
  • Traffic Lanes: Traffic lanes will be realigned to allow space for the proposed cycle lanes.
  • On Road Cycle Lanes: The existing painted on road cycle lanes will be removed.
  • Parking: On the north side of