|Submissions for this consultation have now closed.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency sought feedback on the planned extensions and new bus-only lanes on SH16 to be implemented by bylaw as part of the Northwestern Bus Improvements project.
Bus lanes maximise the capacity of the road corridor, significantly improve the quality of public transport along a route and improve operational efficiency.
Where required they can also act as an emergency stopping area, providing a safe place drivers can pull into if their vehicle gets into trouble while keeping traffic flowing smoothly.
Bus lanes provide a fast, reliable congestion-free travel option and we need to ensure Police can enforce the correct regulations when they need to.
Northwestern Bus Improvements is a joint Auckland Transport (AT) and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency project to deliver a range of short-term bus improvements over the next five years to support growth in the region. The project will deliver more reliable bus journeys with improved connections locally and into the city centre.
As part of this project, the existing bus-only lanes will be extended on the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) between Westgate and Newton Road.
The specific changes that need to be gazetted into the Bylaw are:
The proposed changes are outlined in the maps below.
Submissions closed on Monday 19th December 2022.
A. Patiki Road to Te Atatu Road off-ramp. Existing westbound bus-only lane removed to tie in with new off-ramp lane configurations and the new bus interchange.
B. The causeway eastbound. Existing bus-only lane shortened to improve the Rosebank Road on-ramp merge.