Project Summary

What we're doing

We’re making safety improvements to Brooklyn Road, to link walkways and cycleways to provide better transport options that are accessible to everyone.

The upgrades include:

  • new shared paths on Brooklyn Road near Five Cross Roads roundabout
  • protected bike lanes down both sides of the road
  • new raised crossings, enabling safer places to cross the road
  • changes to on-street parking and retention of existing clearway.

Why we're doing it

The changes will make it easier and safer to move around the city on bikes and scooters by linking key cycle paths between the central city, the university, schools, businesses and people who live on the eastern side of Waikato River.

This project is also part of the Eastern Pathways - Te Ara o te Rawhiti project.

Brooklyn Road will also connect other Council investments such as the new fully inclusive playground in Claudelands Park and the Settlement Centre redevelopment in Boundary Road.

The project is funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's Transport Choices programme and will help create a connected network across the city, supporting Council's move to a low emissions transport system in response to climate change.

This project is connected to the Heaphy Terrace cycleway and Claudelands Park connections projects.

This project will

  • Improve connectivity between city and suburbs

  • Provide accessible transport options for everyone

  • Create safer environment to walk, bike or scoot

Where are we at

  • Stage 1 - Planning

    September 2023

    Public feedback has closed, and the project has moved to the design phase.
  • Stage 2 - Underway

    November 2023

    With final design and construction approval from Waka Kotahi, we expect work to begin in late 2023.
  • Stage 3 - Completed

    January 2024

    Our goal is to complete the project by early 2024. All projects in the Transport Choices programme will be completed by June 2024.
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Last updated 12 March 2024