Transport

Once in Mangawhai, it is an active place, with a safe and slow pace. A slow street will connect the different areas of Mangawhai, from the school to the beach over time, invigorating town centres along the way.


A shared use path for cycling and walking would follow the road carriageway for its full length. Intersections would be managed using roundabouts.

By improving connectivity, we aim to make it attractive, safer and quicker to walk, cycle, or scoot to where you want to go on shared paths along main routes, and connecting no exit streets. For vehicles, connecting of alternative routes into and around Mangawhai. We will work with all developers to maximise community benefits and to ensure walking, cycling and roading connections.

The suggested approach to transport development is to fix “pain points” in the network (notably the two intersections at the Village shops) but otherwise use cycling and walking to improve connectivity. The intent is to slow traffic and life down generally when people are in Mangawhai.

Roundabouts are the preferred mechanism for improving vehicle flow at intersections, while keeping movement at a reasonable speed that promotes the slow pace and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The first projects for our transport work stream have been scoped and identified to be a shared path to create an enhanced and safer walking connectivity around the network and an intersection upgrade to cater for the traffic demand with the increase in growth for Mangawhai.

Both projects work towards ‘Key Move One – Slow Street from school to beach’.

A slow street will connect the different areas of Mangawhai, from the school to the beach over time, invigorating town centres along the way.

Shared Path 

22 March 2021
Recently we received the good news that Waka Kotahi NZTA have granted funding to complete phase one of our new shared path. This funding covers the section of the shared path on Molesworth Drive from the ITM down to about 80m past Estuary Drive, as well as the intersection improvements in the Village. Construction for phase one will begin later this year – we will be sharing more information about this work soon.

In 2020 we held two Shared Path open sessions for the community, to present the initial concept design for phase 1 and a route plan for the wider project. 

Thursday 17 September and Saturday 19 September 2020

 If you would like to send us feedback on the Shared Path network please email mangawhaicommunityplan@kaipara.govt.nz

Roundabouts in Mangawhai

History and why this is proposed:
The Mangawhai Community Plan was consulted upon and accepted by Council in February 2018 from the Mangawhai Community Plan Advisory Panel and was adopted by Council as part of the Long Term Plan at the meeting in June 2018. Roundabouts are the preferred mechanism for improving vehicle flow at intersections, while keeping movement at a reasonable speed that promotes the slow pace and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Thanks again for the feedback received from the community on the proposed concept design to improve the Insley Street and Molesworth Drive/ Moir Street intersections. The feedback process closed, the team updated the drawings and then produced two options for further investigation, a single roundabout and double roundabout option. 

As a result of this consultation and subsequent sign off by Council, the intersection improvement work and shared path were included in the 2018 to 2021 Long Term Plan.


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