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More ways to move Tauranga South, Gate Pa, Greerton and Merivale

Ngā ara whānui ki Tauranga South, Gate Pā me Merivale

More ways to move in Tauranga South, Gate Pā and Merivale

We’re proposing some safety improvements in Tauranga South, Gate Pā and Merivale to make walking and cycling to and from school and around the neighbourhood easier and safer.

Thanks for your feedback on our proposal to upgrade existing footpaths, make pedestrian crossings safer, improve lighting, and provide separate cycleways and shared paths in Tauranga South, Gate Pā and Merivale.

Some of the projects are now on hold, as funding from the national Transport Choices initiative is no longer available. However, we are continuing with the projects below:

Projects planned for 2024

23rd Avenue - Cook Street - Faulkner Street – starts mid-June 2024

We will be implementing several safety improvements in Gate Pā to help school children, residents and visitors in this neighbourhood to get around safely. We also know the Kopurererua Valley is popular with commuters, so we’re providing a safe link through from Cameron Road for cyclists and pedestrians by constructing a new shared path. This path gives easy access/exit to the reserve and makes travelling between Cameron Road and the Kopurererua Valley easy. 

All work will be weekdays, 8am to 5pm and is expected to commence mid-June 2024. Completion will take four to five months and is weather dependent.

What is planned

  • Installation of four shared crossings, for use by both pedestrian and cyclists, on the side streets of 23rd Avenue, including Rimu Street, Watling Street, Ward Street and Cook Street/Faulkner Street.
  • Construction of a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists along 23rd Avenue, Cook Street and Faulkner Street into the Kopurererua Valley.
  • Construction of a pedestrian crossing at each end of Anzac Road between 21st and 23rd Avenue. Cyclists will need to get off their bikes and walk them across.
  • Kerb ramps (pram crossings) across Laurence Street and Arden Street where they intersect Faulkner Street. 
  • Some driveway alignments.

Gate Pa 23rd Avenue Map

Traffic management

Stop/go traffic management may be in place during the work. Please follow the instructions given by the traffic management staff. We will make all efforts to limit traffic impacts where possible.

Some driveways will need realignment. Affected residents will be contacted in person. Access to driveways will always be available during construction.

Background

We developed this upgrade last year as one of a few smaller projects under the national Transport Choices initiative. This was then put on hold because funding became unavailable. We chose to go ahead with three projects. This is one of them. We opted for projects in areas with well-used routes for school children, commuters, and the community to get to and from school, local parks, shops, or other places they want to go.

Stay informed

To keep up to date, you can visit this web page, or sign up for Council’s Weekly Bulletin e-newsletter.

Kesteven Avenue

The main reason for upgrading the Kesteven Avenue/Fraser Street area is to make it safer for our tamariki to travel to school. 

  • Construction of a shared raised crossing for pedestrians and cyclists across Kesteven Avenue and one across Fraser Street, both near the Kesteven Avenue/Fraser Street roundabout.
  • Building a new footpath along Kesteven Ave, up to the Fraser Street intersection.
  • Relocation of the existing bus stop on Fraser Street.

13th Avenue/Fraser Street

We are constructing a new raised signalised crossing across Fraser Street to improve several links to schools in this area.

Key information

Project type
Transport

Status
Planning

Neighbourhood
Tauranga South
Gate Pā
Merivale

Key dates

  • Discussion with hapū, community groups and schools

    March 2022
  • Draft plans developed

    June 2023
  • Feedback from hapū, community groups and schools

    June - July 2023
  • Survey open for community feedback

    June - July 2023
  • Consideration of community feedback

    November 2023
  • Plans finalised

    May 2024
  • Construction begins on 23rd Avenue - Cook Street - Faulkner Street

    Mid-June 2024

Who's listening

Transport Team
Tauranga City Council

Email: transport@tauranga.govt.nz
Phone: 07 577 7000

Resources

Document library

Consultation Drawings

Other ways to get involved

Tauranga is your city. We’re working to make it even better.

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