Work started in August 2017 on this project that will significantly improve cycle safety on the one-way system through north and central Dunedin, by providing cycle lanes that physically separate cyclists from highway traffic.
This project is about improving cycle safety on the SH1 one-way system through central Dunedin, a busy route that must cater for heavy freight vehicles and general traffic, as well as other road-users including pedestrians and cyclists. This latter group of road users are over represented in crashes on this highway corridor.
To reduce the risk of fatal and serious injury crashes, the one-way system needs to be much safer for cyclists as well as pedestrians.
A major aim of this project is to provide safe and efficient cycle lanes on this route that make cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice. There’s been a surge of interest in cycling and cycling safety in New Zealand and we want to support and encourage this particularly in our main urban centres including Dunedin.
In addition to improving the safety of the one-way system for everyone, the new cycle lanes:
Create better linkages to central city locations including the University, Polytechnic, hospital and the central city itself.