Safer cycling routes and reduced vehicle emissions is the aim of this Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency co-funded programme.
The Western Gateway project will create a safer and more enjoyable experience for cyclists along the 500m stretch of Tennyson Street, from the end of Kennedy Road, to the intersection with Carlyle Street.
It will be the first in Napier to use road space reallocation as an economical way to create new, separated cycle infrastructure.
This section of road is seen as a key cycle route and further extends the way cyclists and those on scooters can access the CBD.
This is seen as an opportunity to add critical links to key destinations within Napier, enhancing the existing off-road cycling network.
The other part to this project is improving cycle lanes on sections of Lee Road, and Kennedy Road adjacent to Anderson Park.
The funding comes from the Waka Kotahi Transport Choices Package. This supports Councils to give more people more options in the way they travel, moving towards a lower emissions and more climate resilient future.
Transport Choices is included within the government’s Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
Following the Western Gateway project, Council plans to begin work on the first of the existing cycle lanes earmarked for improvement.
The project aims to increase cyclist safety on Lee Road by using concrete separators to split the existing cycle lane off from the rest of the roadway.
Lee Rd, which runs adjacent to the Taradale central business district, is used by many students on their way to and from schools in the suburb.
$1.8 million, Western Gateway
$900,000, cycle conversion programme
Completed by May 2024
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Napier City Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© Napier City Council - www.napier.govt.nz / +64 6 835 7579 / email@example.com