Underway: new bike paths and waterfront connection

Work is starting to make space for bikes on the southern side of Post Office Square, and on a short section of Grey Street, to create a direct biking connection to the waterfront.

We'll also be improving the signalised crossing for pedestrians and bikes at Jervois Quay between Post Office Square and Queens Wharf. 

These changes will make this area safer and easier for everyone. We expect the work to be complete during December.

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 Changes will be made on this side of Post Office Square, and in part of Grey Street, to make riding to the waterfront safer and easier.

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What's changing

  • A 1.5m-wide one-way bike path will be marked along the edge of the square, inside the bollards, so people can ride through to Jervois Quay and the waterfront from Grey Street and Customhouse Quay.
  • On both sides of Jervois Quay there will be new kerb ramps with tactile pavers, new signal poles and cross buttons for pedestrians, and a dedicated one-way crossing for bikes to Queens Wharf.
  • A short section of Grey Street on the hotel side will have a 1m-wide one-way bike path so people can ride both ways between Featherston Street and Customhouse Quay.
  • Both paths will be marked on the paving with lighter coloured bricks and cycle symbols to distinguish them from the surrounding pedestrian areas.

 Post Office Square

  • In Grey Street, contractors will be lifting pavers and laying new ones alongside the traffic lane.
  • At Post Office Square the work will mainly involve lifting and laying pavers, replacing signal poles, digging out old kerbs and laying new ramps on both sides of Jervois Quay.
  • There will be some noise at times.
  • Work hours will generally be Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm.
  • The feedback period on proposed traffic changes (resolutions) for this project was 26 September to 16 October 2017.
  • Councillors approved the proposal on 23 November 2017.
  • We expect the work to happen in late 2019 or early 2020.

Read the traffic resolution report that went out for consultation, and the feedback below.

We received feedback from the community about this project. Click here to view the summary graphs.

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