Project Summary

What we're doing

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:

  • Upgrade the 500m existing walkway to a shared pathway through Claudelands Park.
  • Improve Gate 2 entrance to Claudelands Park to provide an accessible and safe walking and biking crossing.
  • Tree trimming, lighting improvements and security system at key locations.

Map for Claudelands Park street improvements

Why we're doing it

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 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.

This project is connected to the Heaphy Terrace cycleway and the Brooklyn Road street improvement projects.

This project will

  • Improve walkway through Claudelands Park

  • Provide safer walking and biking spaces

  • Connectivity to key cycleways

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

    December 2023

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

    April 2024

    Our goal is to complete the project by April 2024. All projects in the Transport Choices programme will be completed by June 2024.

Frequently asked questions

What considerations are there for people with disabilities?

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.

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Last updated 27 March 2024