The Miramar Avenue phase 1 route runs from the intersection at Shelly Bay Road to the Tauhinu Road intersection.

Enterprise Miramar Peninsula and Council transport planners recommend that the development of Miramar Avenue should be done in two stages. Phase 1 of the plan is an off-road bike path on the Maupuia side of Miramar Avenue between Shelly Bay Road and Tauhinu Road. Traffic lights would be installed at the Tauhinu Road/Miramar Avenue intersection with a bike crossing. Submissions on this traffic resolution closed on 2 October. Councillors are likely to make decisions in November.

In September, we asked for feedback on phase 2 concepts (Tauhinu Road to Park Road). There will be another chance to comment later in 2017 or early 2018.

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Two-way bike path at kerb height on the Maupuia side of Miramar Avenue

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Why this solution?

A two-way bike path at kerb height separates people on bikes from the traffic, and encourages less-confident riders to use the path.

Impacts
  • 3m wide off-road two-way cycle lane on the Maupuia side of Miramar Avenue between Shelly Bay Road and Tauhinu Road
  • 2m wide footpath on both sides of Miramar Avenue between Shelly Bay Road and Tauhinu Road
  • The two bus stops between Maupuia Road and Tauhinu Road modified so traffic lights can be installed at the Miramar Avenue/Tauhinu Road intersection
  • Bus stop at the bottom of Maupuia Road relocated further up Maupuia Road to make room for pedestrians and bikes to cross the road
  • Existing no-parking lines on the eastern side of Maupuia Road extended from the Miramar Avenue intersection to the existing southbound bus stop - to improve safety around the relocated northbound bus stop.
  • 5m of no-parking lines installed on the eastern side of Tauhinu Road to allow traffic lights at the Miramar Avenue/Tauhinu Road intersection
  • Connection between the proposed two-way bike path and the Cobham Drive shared path will be considered as part of the potential Shelly Bay Road/Miramar Avenue/Cobham Drive intersection upgrade
  • One tree on the Maupuia side of Miramar Avenue, near the Tauhinu Road intersection may need removing or relocating
  • Likely uptake for people on bikes: High increase

 

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Read the full Proposed Traffic Resolution report

 

How we got here

Miramar avenue phase 1 overview

Enterprise Miramar Peninsula, a group of local business people, and Wellington City Council transport planners have looked for the best ways to redevelop Miramar Avenue, while balancing the competing demands on this very busy stretch of road.  

Their plan takes into account the needs of residents and businesses while enhancing the urban environment.  

The plan covers lane widths, speeds, painted median strips, driveways, existing safety issues, roundabouts and bus stops. 

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