We've made some changes to the road layout along Claudelands Bridge to encourage motorists and people on bikes to share the road in a safe way and strengthen the connection between the central city and the eastern suburbs.
The key changes include:
- New cycle lanes protected by concrete separators;
- A reduction of the speed limit to 30km/hr;
- New green road markings called 'sharrows' (share arrows) – these signal people on bikes can ride in the centre of the lane because it's too narrow to safely ride side-by-side with motorists;
- Raised speed platforms – flat-topped and designed to reduce traffic speeds; and
- Textured teal bands of colour on the road surface - these help to create a distinctive road environment that supports slower speeds.
What are 'sharrows'?
Why did we do this project?
To make it easier for people on bikes to cross the Waikato River and connect with the centre of the city. The project is guided by the Council's Access Hamilton Strategy and was identified as a key route in the Hamilton Biking Plan.
How can I find out more?