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A number of case studies, projects and studies are presented here to support the design guidance.

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Auckland - Te Ara Mua, Future Streets

Māngere is a large suburb located near Auckland Airport. The area is multicultural with large Pasifika, Asian, Māori, and European communities living in the suburb.

Christchurch - Ilam Road separated cycleway

A project initiated to improve safety at the University of Canterbury eventually saw the implementation of the first uni-directional separated cycleways in Christchurch in 2013.

Christchurch - Matai Street Railway Level Crossing

Barrier gates are being installed at a rail crossing on the Uni-Cycle Route on Matai Street West, stopping cyclists from crossing the tracks when trains are approaching.

Christchurch - Papanui Parallel Cycleway | Puari ki Papanui

This facility aims to provide a dedicated, safe, high-quality cycle route that connects the Northern Line Cycleway, Sawyers Arms Road and Christchurch’s northern suburbs to the Central City.

Christchurch - Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway | Puari ki Rapanui

The Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway is one of Christchurch City’s 13 major cycleways. The first section of the Rapanui Cycleway opened in December 2017 and the first 2 km of the route, from Fitzgerald Avenue to Aldwins Road, is a neighbourhood greenway.

Christchurch - Te Papa Ōtākaro / Avon River Precinct

The Avon River Precinct / Te Papa Ōtākaro was the first of seventeen anchor projects in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan to be taken through design and construction.

Christchurch - Tennyson Street separated cycleway

Christchurch City Council introduced uni-directional separated cycleways on both sides of Tennyson Street in 2001.

Hastings - Green cycle lane line markings

Cycle lanes in Hastings have been marked with dashed green lines inside the cycle lane edge and lane lines. 

Rotorua - Morey Street

This bi-directional separated cycleway (known as the ‘Morey St Cycleway’) along Morey Street, Rotorua, was implemented in 2016.