We’re proposing to allow people to bike both ways in the 10km/h shared section of Cuba Street between Wakefield Street and Manners Street.
Traffic flow is one way from Manners Street to Wakefield Street.
We want to make things safer and more convenient for people on bikes, and improving connections between streets is one of the ways we can do this.
This change – along with a proposal to add a new contra-flow bike lane so people can ride up the one-way section of Cuba Street between Ghuznee Street and Vivian Street – will make it easier for people to get places by bike in this area.
As well as shops, cafes and businesses, there are a number of destinations in this area, including Te Auaha, the new WelTec/Whitireia creative campus in Cuba Mall, which is due to open in 2018, and the Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts and hospitality school.
The changes proposed will help provide an alternative north-south connection between the central city and parts of Mt Cook.
Why we’re proposing this solution in this location
This is already a shared zone with very low speeds and traffic volumes. Only about 570 vehicles a day use the street, and the speed limit is 10km/h.
Many people safely ride in the opposite direction towards Manners Street now. We propose to make this legal.
This traffic resolution outlines the improvement proposed for Cuba Street between Wakefield and Manners Streets.
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