Tamaki Drive Bike Safety Plans


Cyclists and motorists have only about a fortnight to have their final say on the contentious issue of Tamaki Drive safety.

The new Auckland City Council measures happen from June, including plans for - between Bastion Point and Okahu Bay- a city-bound cycle lane (from Atkin Avenue to Kelly Tarlton) to minimise traffic conflict at pinch points but without losing car parking.

The council says its proposed improvements will create a safer, more usable road space for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, and will be concentrated on four areas of Tamaki Drive: Solent Street to Ngapipi Road, Kelly Tarlton’s to Atkin Avenue, Marau Crescent to Kohimarama Road, and Sage Road to Auckland Road.

They will include:

  • morning and evening clearways at specific points
  • new city-bound cycle lanes at specific points
  • anti-skid treatment at known crash locations
  • ramps from the on-road cycleway to the off-road cycleway in the vicinity of Parnell Baths
  • portable electronic speed indicator signs.

Riding safely on the waterfront

Feedback closes May 10.

You can see the plans and submit your feedback online here




  1. ingolfson says:

    A mixed bag, but some good stuff too. How are the clearways supposed to help cyclists, though?

  2. Carl says:

    @ingolfson - more useable road space I guess… and less dodging opening car doors?

  3. Andrew C says:

    Why don’t cyclists just use the cycle/foot path?

  4. Su Yin Khoo says:

    @Andrew C: Because they are full of broken glass, telephone poles, pedestrians and in the car door zone

  5. ingolfson says:

    Maybe because there IS no cycle-foot path westbound?

    Just try using a 1.2m wide cycle path (into which absent-minded pedestrians step into all the time) in BOTH directions at the same time…

  6. Nick R says:

    Andrew, there is no cycle lane. There is a footpath they painted a white line down the middle of one day.
    Even if you could get all the walkers, joggers, view-watchers, dog exercisers etc to stay on one side of the line, it would only be about a metre wide and still be full of poles, parking signs, trees, low hanging branches etc.


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