What route should a cycleway in Whitianga take?

Mercury Bay Community Board and Council staff, working with local cycle groups and members of the community, have developed two options for cycleways in Whitianga. These options draw on the Mercury Bay Cycling Strategy.
 
We would like your feedback on the two identified options, other options you would like us to consider, and information on your and your whanau’s cycling habits.
 
More details on both options are in this report to the Community Board.

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Option 1

Install a marked cycle lane on both sides of Cook Drive from the intersection with Joan Gaskell Drive and Campbell Street, to South Highway East, then along South Highway East to Kupe Drive, and then along Kupe Drive to Joan Gaskell Drive.

Existing vehicle lane widths of 4.5m in both directions would be reduced to 3m and there would be 1.5m cycle lanes in both directions.

Estimated cost: $29,000. Actual cost may be higher due to inflation.

This image indicates the cycleway markings and dimensions:

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Figure showing Whitianga Cycleway Option 1 cycleway markings and dimensions
Option 2

Install a separated, two-way cycleway along Cook Drive between Joan Gaskell Drive and South Highway East.

Existing vehicle lane widths of 4.5m in both directions would be reduced to 3m.

Estimated cost: $133,000. Actual cost may be higher due to inflation.

The image below indicates what this option would look like:

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Image showing Whitianga Cycleway Option 2

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* 1. Do you or members of your whanau cycle?

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* 2. Do you support improvements to cycle routes in Whitianga and Mercury Bay?

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* 3. Do you or would you or your whanau use cycle routes for (select all that apply):

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* 4. Which cycleway option do you prefer?

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* 5. Please share any other comments you have below:

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