Project Summary

What we're doing

We are designing improvements along Hall Street and Mill Street, a key route linking the east of the Waikato River with the railway overbridge to the west of the central city. It will include separated bike lanes and safer intersections along the length of the road between Victoria Street and Kent Street. Community facilities along the route include K'aute Pasifika, FMG Stadium Waikato and Whitiora School.

The upgrades include:

  • Design the future configuration of 2.8km of separated bike lanes along Mill Street and Hall Street, between Kent Street and Victoria Street.
  • Design safety improvements to the major intersections along the route, including:
    • Kent Street
    • Lake Road
    • Norton Street
    • Tristram Street
    • Willoughby Street
    • Ulster Street.
  • Identify a future mid-block crossing between Seddon Street and Tristram Street.
  • Design new street planting and stormwater management areas between Ulster Street and Norton Road.

Why we're doing it

Planning for the street improvements now will allow Council to identify key locations and be prepared to advance projects when funding becomes available.

This will result in a future road corridor that will provide safe and reliable access for people using bikes to travel between several activity centres.

This project also integrates with the wider Waikato biking network, to connect people to the Te Awa River Ride.

It 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 will

  • Create a key bike route linking the city’s east and west

  • Provide people with connections to key community facilities

  • Improve safety at intersections

Where are we at

  • Stage 1 - Planning

    July 2023

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


    This project is for the design stage only and implementation will depend on future funding. 
  • Stage 3 - Completed


    This project is for the design stage only and implementation will depend on future funding.
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Last updated 27 November 2023