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New Cycle Lane in Petone

Thursday June 17 2004

New Cycle Lane in Petone

Cyclists who use SH2 Western Hutt Road will soon have a dedicated cycle way between the train station park and ride entrance and the Petone Overbridge.

The current footpath, on both sides of the highway, is about to be converted into a shared cycle and pedestrian path.

Consequently those who park in front of the indoor cricket centre and bowling alley will be unable to do so in order to ensure the footpath is clear for cyclists to use.

Safety engineer Stanley Chesterfield says the change will make this stretch of SH2 much safer for cyclists.

‘The existing footpath is wider than normal which will allow us to divide the path quite easily so both pedestrians and cyclist have dedicated lanes.

“The Western Hutt Road is quite narrow which makes it difficult for cyclists to ride along so having a dedicated lane will take them off the road and hopefully make for a much safer journey.”

The work is expected to begin this week, depending on weather conditions, and will take a week to complete.

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