This project is all about giving people safe, easy and reliable options to get around in their neighbourhood. Because of current gaps in the network for walking and cycling, many people have not been choosing these options. Dedicated infrastructure like separated cycle lanes and shared paths will encourage more people to walk or cycle with confidence.
Construction will have a temporary impact on people travelling along Grenada Street. Once completed the new road layout will take some getting used to. Overall, the changes will make for a calmer, safer road that will be of benefit to all.
In-lane bus stops will mean that cars will have to wait behind the bus until it departs from the stop. On the other hand, it also means more reliable bus journey times for bus users.
We recognise that Arataki Park is a well-used community asset, used all year round by sports teams and the community. To improve access and safety for all users, a shared path will be built through the park, in behind the pump track, connecting to the existing path in front of the community centre, and extending through to Girven Rd.
This will provide improved access to the pump track, community centre, Baywave, Bayfair and playground – for people on bikes, scooters, skateboards and people walking. A wider path from Monowai St leading to the school zebra crossing will also help improve safety for students travelling to/from school.
Some on-street car parking will need to be removed to make space for these changes to Grenada Street. Based on what we know about the use of parking in the area, we believe we've been able to keep enough parks to meet current needs.
During construction, there may be some temporary disruption. Please be assured that our contractor’s crew will work with you to make that as smooth as possible.
Once the project is completed, you will also have access to a safe and easy separated cycleway to get to and from your destinations confidently by bike, as well as multiple new and improved pedestrian crossings to make your journey on foot or mobility scooter safer and easier too. These pedestrian crossings will make it much easier and safer to cross Grenada Street and side roads.
Residents living on the south side of Grenada Street will of course need to look both left and right to assess if any people on the footpath or cycleway are approaching.
Changed intersection layouts and more pedestrian crossings will encourage drivers to slow down more often, making it safer for everyone.
At the Girven Road end of Grenada Street the biggest change will be the new morning peak bus lane, proposed to operate from 7am-9am weekdays. This should help your customers reach you and will provide options for how they travel to you. On-street parking on the south side of Grenada Street will be retained outside of the AM peak; the bus lane becomes parking outside that period.
Your local customers will have the option to arrive on foot, bike or (mobility) scooter, keeping carparks free for others.
During construction, there may be some temporary disruption. Our contractor’s crew will work with you to understand priorities and make this period as easy as possible for you and your customers.
The morning peak bus lane towards Bayfair means buses can skip the queue and turn onto Girven Road without delay. This will offer you an improved experience.
We’re also working closely with BOPRC to provide improved bus shelters along Grenada Street.