Streets for People - Māngere

We're trialling a safer, separated bike lane connecting the existing bike path on Bader Drive to the clubs, greenery and playground in Māngere Centre Park.

Over the past few months, we’ve been working with locals in Māngere to explore trial changes to their neighbourhood streets. These people brought a broad range of perspectives and connections to local organisations, businesses, and community groups. Their insights and ideas have shaped upcoming trial changes along a key section of Robertson Road.

Trialling these changes allows the whole community to experience them and have their say. Compared to traditional transport projects, the changes will be low-cost and low-risk. This allows our project team to better understand the wants and needs of the local community before making any permanent changes.


What happens next?

Together, the feedback from the community and the data we've collected will shape the future of the trial.

So far, we've collected survey responses, had conversations at community events and with stakeholders, observed the trial in use, and collected data from tube counters. While the survey has closed, we'll still be collecting data over the next few weeks to help us decide on the future of the trial.

The outcome of the trial will be announced following its completion in June 2024.



Why a cycleway? Why here?

Early engagement with community partners highlighted a desire for better cycling access along the section of Robertson Road adjacent to Māngere Centre Park. Dedicated cycling space along this section would create a new connection between the existing bike lane along Bader Drive and a planned shared path through Māngere Centre Park.

It also gives us the opportunity to try a different kind of cycleway than the kind currently in Māngere, with a two-way cycleway design. This kind of cycleway reduces the impact on on-street parking.


Map of the trial changes on Robertson Road


This trial is just a small piece of several initiatives in Māngere designed to improve travel for those who walk, cycle and wheel. Together they could create a comprehensive network:

Network map of current and proposed future cycling infrastructure in Māngere. You can learn more about these projects on the Auckland Transport Website.

What else are we doing?

Streets for People is about more than a cycleway - it's an opportunity for local people to give cycling a go and have a say in the future of their streets. Here are some of the other parts of the project you may have seen in the past couple of months:

Community pump track
We've installed a pop-up community pump track at the Māngere BikeFIT hub! This will provide whānau with a fun, social, off-road space to gain confidence and bike skills.

Bike parking
We’re planning to install bike parking in key locations by this route. This will ensure that riders have tidy, secure spaces to put their bikes.

Community events
Over the past few months, we hosted plenty of community events, activations to give the whānau a chance to give the trial a ride. Check out the upcoming events list on the side of this page to join the fun.

We're trialling a safer, separated bike lane connecting the existing bike path on Bader Drive to the clubs, greenery and playground in Māngere Centre Park.

Over the past few months, we’ve been working with locals in Māngere to explore trial changes to their neighbourhood streets. These people brought a broad range of perspectives and connections to local organisations, businesses, and community groups. Their insights and ideas have shaped upcoming trial changes along a key section of Robertson Road.

Trialling these changes allows the whole community to experience them and have their say. Compared to traditional transport projects, the changes will be low-cost and low-risk. This allows our project team to better understand the wants and needs of the local community before making any permanent changes.


What happens next?

Together, the feedback from the community and the data we've collected will shape the future of the trial.

So far, we've collected survey responses, had conversations at community events and with stakeholders, observed the trial in use, and collected data from tube counters. While the survey has closed, we'll still be collecting data over the next few weeks to help us decide on the future of the trial.

The outcome of the trial will be announced following its completion in June 2024.



Why a cycleway? Why here?

Early engagement with community partners highlighted a desire for better cycling access along the section of Robertson Road adjacent to Māngere Centre Park. Dedicated cycling space along this section would create a new connection between the existing bike lane along Bader Drive and a planned shared path through Māngere Centre Park.

It also gives us the opportunity to try a different kind of cycleway than the kind currently in Māngere, with a two-way cycleway design. This kind of cycleway reduces the impact on on-street parking.


Map of the trial changes on Robertson Road


This trial is just a small piece of several initiatives in Māngere designed to improve travel for those who walk, cycle and wheel. Together they could create a comprehensive network:

Network map of current and proposed future cycling infrastructure in Māngere. You can learn more about these projects on the Auckland Transport Website.

What else are we doing?

Streets for People is about more than a cycleway - it's an opportunity for local people to give cycling a go and have a say in the future of their streets. Here are some of the other parts of the project you may have seen in the past couple of months:

Community pump track
We've installed a pop-up community pump track at the Māngere BikeFIT hub! This will provide whānau with a fun, social, off-road space to gain confidence and bike skills.

Bike parking
We’re planning to install bike parking in key locations by this route. This will ensure that riders have tidy, secure spaces to put their bikes.

Community events
Over the past few months, we hosted plenty of community events, activations to give the whānau a chance to give the trial a ride. Check out the upcoming events list on the side of this page to join the fun.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The feedback received from the community during the trial will help inform possible future changes to the street. Feedback on the trial has closed on the 14th April. The outcome of the trial will be announced following its completion in June 2024.

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Page last updated: 16 Apr 2024, 02:17 PM