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Find out more about the revised designs for the South Road/Devon Street West (SH45) project, and how they have been informed by previous feedback.

The revised designs aim to address public concerns and would still significantly improve walking and cycling infrastructure. While in some ways the new options are a compromise on best practice safety design, they still meet design safety standards. 

How do the revised designs address key public concerns?

Public concern Design amendment(s)
Loss of car parks - particularly near businesses
  • Options 1 and 2 will see 17 additional carparks including 16 outside businesses between Morley and Dawson streets, and one by Belt Road Dairy.
  • Option 3 retains a 600m two-way cycle lane and would retain 36 more carparks than originally proposed, including 16 outside businesses between Morley and Dawson streets, and one by Belt Road Dairy.
  • For all options we are looking to introduce time-restricted parking options near businesses. This will be discussed with business owners, to prioritise short-term parks over all day commuter parking.
Designs would impact traffic flow/congestion
  • For all options intersections would be widened at Manadon Street, Ngāmotu Road and Seaview Road so two vehicles will still be able to queue side by side.
  • For options 2 and 3 we have reduced the number of in-lane bus stops from 11 to two and one respectively.
Lane width too narrow for heavy haulage
  • For all options we have increased lane width from 3m to 3.2m (or greater) along the majority of the route.
Shared paths or two-way cycle lanes weren’t considered
  • For option 3 we have introduced a two-way cycle lane between Belt Road and Mt Edgcumbe Street. This is the only suitable location available on the route due to hill steepness and other safety best practice factors.
  • We have included a shared pathway where it is safe to do so. Additional shared paths were considered for this route but do not meet Waka Kotahi NZTA funding criteria. 
Map of option 1 - Best practice design.

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Option #1 - Best practice design

This design makes changes to retain more carparks near businesses, increases road width, and retains two-lane queuing (i.e. side by side) at key intersections. It also retains 11 in-lane bus stops proposed in the original design. This option results in 246 car parks being removed, 17 fewer than originally proposed.

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Map of Option 2 - Reduced in-lane bus stops.

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Option #2 -  Reduced in-lane bus stops

This design makes the same changes as option #1 but proposes only two in-lane bus stops. It results in 246 existing car parks being removed, 17 fewer than originally proposed.

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Map of option 3 - two-way protected cycle lane and reduced in-lane bus stops.

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Option #3 - Two-way protected cycle lane and reduced in-lane bus stops

This design considers best practice and makes the same changes as option #2 but introduces 600m of two-way protected cycle lane between Belt Road and Mt Edgcumbe Street. It only includes one in-lane bus stop but two additional raised crossings. This option results in 210 car parks being removed, 53 fewer than originally proposed.

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