Yes please---we need more of this. It is death on wheels at the moment. The fact that the proposal is about taking the cyclists to safer streets makes it even better, but will they use it?
NZTA approves $3.2m for cycleway project
11:25 AM Monday Feb 24, 2014
The route will be built on less busy suburban streets that run parallel and adjacent to Dominion Road, one of Auckland's most crowded arterial links.
The agency's contribution makes up 53 per cent of the $6.1m project led by Auckland Transport to provide 5-and-a-half-kilometres of cycleway.
Key considerations behind the agency's decision to provide funding included the benefits the project would deliver in terms of safety and travel choices for people, NZTA Planning and Investment Group regional manager Peter Casey said.
"The Transport Agency is committed to reducing traffic congestion by providing options so that people don't have to rely on using cars," he said.
Auckland Transport said the funding decision is an important step for the project.
"It's great that we can get work started on this project," Auckland Transport's community transport manager Matthew Rednall said.
Construction was due to start later this year.
The project included safety upgrades at intersections, improved lighting and signage, and construction of speed humps and islands to slow motorised traffic.
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