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. Council will work with all developers to maximize 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 Stage One 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.
Continuing from the shared path that was built on Tara Road, this 2.5 metre concrete path will connect Tara along Moir Street to the corner of Insley Street. There will be a crossing point at the domain to allow people to access community facilities located on both sides of this stretch of Moir Street.
Works are scheduled to take place from the end of June to mid-August 2019.
Additional stages are currently being worked through NZTA via a business case. The MCP project team will provide confirmed dates for the remaining stages once available.
Moir Street shared path fact sheet