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Carmichael Road Cycleway extension

As part of its Urban Cycleways programme, Tauranga City Council is proposing to extend the cycleway along Carmichael Road, from Bethlehem Road to St Michaels Ave. The aim of the Urban Cycleways programme is to provide a safer and more connected cycle network for the people of Tauranga leading to improved transport choices and an increase in the number of cycle trips, especially to school and to work.

Urban Cycleways Programme

The project completes a key link between Bethlehem and Brookfield / Otumoetai and will assist in linking the proposed Omokoroa to Tauranga Trail into the wider urban cycle network. As part of this work there will be an installation of a new pedestrian refuge near the entrances of the two Villages and a new inset bus bay. Some of the on road car parking will be removed to ensure the safety of the  cyclists using the cycleway. This work is intended to be completed in late 2016.

Carmichael CyclewayCarmichael Cycleway Map 2

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to us during the engagement with the community in July and August 2016. The following are the key changes to the draft plans that will be made as a result of the feedback:

  • Include some purpose built parking bays and new footpath link 
  • Extend the flush median to support safer right turns
  • Undertake additional traffic monitoring including traffic speed and numbers of vehicles

We have now updated the design. Construction is currently underway of part of the cycleway and lay by area. If you would like to see a copy of the final plans please call Council on 07 577 7000 or email us at


Last Reviewed: 16/03/2017