Based on earlier feedback from the community, we’re planning to upgrade some existing footpaths, make pedestrian crossings safer, provide separate cycleways as well as shared paths and improve lighting around crossings and pathways.
Our aim is to make it safer to get around in your community - it’s also better for our environment if we have more ways for people to move (walking and cycling) around our city.
The suburbs of Tauranga South, Gate Pā, Greerton and Merivale are set for substantial change in the next 10 years, with more people living, learning, and working there.
In 2022, we talked with local hapū, schools and community groups about how to make walking and cycling to and from school and around the neighbourhood easier and safer.
As a result, we found out that improving footpaths and pedestrian crossings, building cycleways designed for all ages and abilities, and creating better access to bus stops would benefit the whole community.
We have developed plans incorporating this feedback to make it safer and easier to get around the area and into the city. As well as making it safer to get around, it’s better for our environment if we have more ways for people to move around our city.
The improvements are planned in areas that are important and well-used routes for schoolchildren, commuters, and the community to get to and from school, local parks, shops, or other places they want to go.