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Below are some examples of city's around New Zealand and the rest of the world helping to get cars off the roads and people riding bikes.
Nelson Street cycleway will form a crucial part of the cycle network in Auckland, connecting the shared off-road pedestrian and cycling path on Upper Queen Street to the waterfront at Quay Street.
The cycleway is a mixture of shared pedestrian and cycling paths, cycle path and one-way and two-way on-road cycle lanes separated from the general traffic by raised buffer islands.
Read more about Nelson Street cycleway
The Grafton Gully cycleway opened yesterday. My post yesterday afternoon covered the opening ceremony and this post is about the cycleway itself.
Moving from South to North the project starts at Upper Queen Street before winding it’s way down beside the motorway to Grafton Rd where it meets the section completed last year which in turn leads on to Beach Rd.
Read more about Grafton Gully cycleway
Auckland’s first section of urban separated cycleway is now completed. Currently the cycleway runs from Churchill St (near Parnell Rise/Stanley Street intersection), along Beach Road until Mahuhu Crescent (by Quay Park Health), then along Tapora St to connect with the Quay Street shared path. The second section from Mahuhu Crescent to Britomart Place will be constructed early next year and will be open early-mid next year, However once Grafton Gully opens this weekend this will link into both the North-Western cycleway, and the Tamaki Drive shared path. This will give a continuous safe cycling route of about 28km from Henderson to St Heliers.
Read more about Quay Street and Beach Road cycle path
Christchurch City Council - An Accessible City - Design and Construction 2015 (pdf)
An Accessible City - Frequently asked questions (pdf)
For at least two generations, planning for transport in the UK has primarily focused on the car. The unintended consequence of this has been to suppress walking and cycling, and often public transport use, across all sectors of society. This imbalance has resulted in a transport sector that accounts for a quarter of UK carbon emissions and that relies extensively on ever more expensive oil.
By shifting from motorised transport to cleaner, healthier travel, particularly for shorter journeys, we can make a significant contribution towards tackling these issues. This would be good for both public
health and the liveability of our communities, and save billions of pounds in health and environmental costs.
Handbook for cycle-friendly design (pdf)
What provision should be made for people cycling within our transport network, and where?
Cycling Network Guidance – planning and design (CNG) aims to promote a consistent, best-practice approach to cycling network and route planning throughout New Zealand. It sets out a principles-based process for deciding what cycling provision is desirable, and provides best-practice guidance for the design of cycleways.
Read more about Cycle network guidance
The main step towards a bicycle friendly infrastructure in the City of Seville was a city-wide cycle-lane network.
The City Council of Seville recognized the excessive use of motor vehicles and the environmental consequences. As a solution for this problem, the city council developed different strategies to promote bicycles as a desirable mean of transportation. The main step towards a bicycle friendly infrastructure was a city-wide Cycle-Lane Network. It provides connection between all relevant sites of the city. Specific instruments, which helped implement the cycle-lane, were the creation of the Bicycle Master Plan and the Pedestrian and Cyclist Traffic Ordinance. Support came from the city council to make the cycle-lane affordable. Outside groups also provided financial support.
Read more about the City of Seville cycle-lane network
We would love to hear your views on our CyWay network. We welcome feedback, suggestions, enquiries and ideas on how to improve our Cyway network.
Please use the online form below to share your thoughts and we will get back to you. Construction of the Cyway network started in late 2015 and is hoped to be completed by mid 2018.
Read more about Rotorua Lakes Cyway project
13 new Major Cycle Routes will be built over the next seven years at an estimated cost of $156 million. Connecting suburbs, shopping areas, businesses, schools and sporting destinations, the routes offer a level of service not seen before in Christchurch.
Read more about Christchurch major cycle routes
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