Auckland cycleways get boost

Last updated 11:51 24/02/2014

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Auckland's cycling network has received a $3.2 million funding hike, to help create cycle routes parallel to a major arterial road.

The NZ Transport Agency funding will be used to build cycle routes on less-busy suburban streets that run parallel and adjacent to Dominion Rd, one of Auckland's busiest roads that links the CBD and suburbs on the western side of the city and the airport.

The funding is a 53 per cent share of a $6.1m project led by Auckland Transport to provide 5.5 kilometres of cycleway on the parallel routes either side of Dominion Road.

Construction is due to start later this year. The project includes safety upgrades at intersections, improved lighting and signage, and construction of speed humps and "islands" to slow motorised traffic.

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