This project will
Improve walkway through Claudelands Park
Provide safer walking and biking spaces
Connectivity to key cycleways
We are planning to upgrade the path through Claudelands Park between Heaphy Terrace and Brooklyn Road to improve accessibility and connectivity through the park.
The upgrades include:
This project is part of a wider bike network plan already underway. We’ve completed changes to Claudelands Bridge in 2019 and intersection upgrades around Grey Street in late 2022.
The upgrade through Claudelands Park is planned to connect to protected bike lanes on Brooklyn Road and an off-road, two-way cycleway on Heaphy Terrace.
The changes are linked to future improvements as part of Eastern Pathways Te Ara o te Rawhiti, which aims to provide safe and accessible cycleways for residents who live, work and study in Hamilton East.
September 2023Public feedback has closed, and the project has moved to the design phase.
December 2023With final design and construction approval from Waka Kotahi, we expect work to begin in December 2023.
January 2024Our goal is to complete the project by early 2024. All projects in the Transport Choices programme will be completed by June 2024.
This project will improve the walkway through Claudelands Park; provide safer walking and biking spaces and connect to other key cycleways, from the city centre to the east of the city.
The new 500m shared pathway will give people on bikes, people using scooters and pedestrians, a safer route through the middle of the park. It will connect to other bike lanes and walkways on Heaphy Terrace and Brooklyn Road. Lighting along the shared pathway will also increase visibility for users.
Yes. The shared pathway will provide improved connectivity to Claudelands Park. Two other projects planned for neighbouring Heaphy Terrace and Brooklyn Road will involve new pedestrian crossings and protected bike lanes to make it easier for people to access the park and travel between their neighbourhood and the city centre.
The shared pathway will make it safer for people with disabilities to move through Claudelands Park. Raised pedestrian crossings planned for Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace will also make it easier for people with disabilities to cross the busy streets to access the park, bus services and other community buildings.
Last updated 5 December 2023