A trial cycle way is being rolled out in Auckland's CBD.
Construction has started on the bike path which winds its way through the inner city's Viaduct area, connecting the Nelson St and Quay St cycle ways.
More loading zones, pedestrian crossing points and a one-way system will also form part of the trial which encompasses Market Place, part of Customs St West and lower Hobson St.
The bike path will open in stages and is expected to be fully open by the middle of May.
It is among more than 20 designs planned for Auckland through Project WAVE, funded by Waka Kotahi NZTA's Innovating Streets for People pilot fund, to boost people-friendly spaces.
Waitemata Local Board chairman Richard Northey said Project WAVE would provide a key missing link for people on bikes.
"It will now be possible for people on bikes and scooters to get from Karangahape Rd and the Northwestern Cycleway directly, all the way down to Quay St, the Viaduct and Britomart on a protected cycleway," he said.
"That is a huge positive and will encourage more people to jump on a bike, knowing their journey will be a safe one."
Auckland Transport will monitor the project during the trial and call for community feedback.
Go to AT.govt.nz/projectwave for more information.
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