We’re proposing to put a one-way bike lane in on Rugby Street to make it safer for people riding from Adelaide Road to Tasman Street.
Around 150 people ride this way in the morning peak.
This is a relatively simple interim improvement that will make things a little safer for people who ride into the city this way via Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
Why we’re proposing this particular design in this location
While only about 2500 vehicles a day use the top of Rugby Street between Belfast Street and Tasman Street, the section that forms part of the Basin roundabout (between Adelaide Road and Belfast Street) is part of State Highway 1 and used by about 19,300 vehicles a day.
Making this stretch a little safer for those heading towards the park can be achieved fairly easily with an on-road bike lane.
The tight bend, constrained space and high traffic volumes near the intersection of Adelaide Road and Rugby Street make finding a way to improve things for people going in the opposite direction difficult.
However, we will continue to look for a solution to this as we consider routes and bike improvements through Newtown and Mt Cook.
This traffic resolution outlines the improvement proposed for Rugby Street between Adelaide Road and Tasman Street.
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