1 Oct 2015

Future is rosy for Auckland cyclists

10:58 am on 1 October 2015

The Auckland Council has released images of what the city's biggest single cycle project will look like after the conversion of a disused motorway offramp in the inner city.

Looking north along the former Nelson Street off-ramp towards the city

Looking north along the former Nelson Street off-ramp towards the city Photo: SUPPLIED

The ramp feeding onto Nelson Street is at the heart of a $10 million project largely funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency. It will open in two months as a dedicated cycle and walkway.

The council said the offramp would feature a magenta-coloured surface, Māori carvings and what it called interactive lighting.

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The offramp has been closed for a decade since the so-called Spaghetti Junction maze of motorway links was re-configured.

"This cycleway will be the highlight of all the new projects we've seen in the city so far," Cycle Action Auckland chair Barbara Cuthbert said.

It will link to other cycleways feeding into the downtown area, and eventually extend the length of Nelson Street to a cross-town cycleway near the waterfront.

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A map shows the Nelson Street Cycleway's planned route from Upper Queen Street to the waterfront.

A map shows the Nelson Street Cycleway's planned route from Upper Queen Street to the waterfront. Photo: Auckland Transport

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