Kelly Street Upgrade For Walking and Cycling

Status: Closed.
Feedback closed: 5pm Friday 16 October.

Remember the freedom of walking and cycling during lockdown? NPDC wants to bring more of that to Inglewood!

NPDC commissioned a cycling study across the district and as a result, we want to upgrade the key connector road of Inglewood’s Kelly Street. Our goal is to rebalance this high-traffic road into a route that’s safer for schoolchildren and their parents.

We will trial for six months a new street design that encourages safer driving speeds and a safer walking/cycling environment for children, young people and the community. At the end of the trial we will review the results to see if a permanent change would benefit residents, schoolchildren and other road users – especially those who walk and cycle.

The proposed upgrade involves:

  • Creating a two-lane cycleway separated from traffic, on the north side of Kelly Street from the high school to Miro Street. 
  • Creating a shared path for all users walking and riding at low speeds between Miro and Brown streets. (This section would be built as an extra-wide shared path, should the trial be successful.)
  • Continuing the two-lane cycleway separated from traffic, on the north side of Kelly Street from Brown Street to Matai Street (SH3).
  • Putting green paint across intersections to remind the community that people may be cycling here.
  • Removal of car parking on the north side of Kelly Street to allow enough room for the upgrade.

We’ll also build a permanent raised pedestrian and cycling crossing at the Miro/Kelly Street intersection. This will improve crossing safety by increasing visibility and creating a 30km speed environment. 

In addition, we propose to install a raised crossing on Matai Street (SH3) near Hammer Hardware to improve pedestrian safety and also to slow traffic through the town’s CBD.

We intend to install a temporary upgrade this summer and have it ready for the start of term one, 2021.

Please give us your feedback on the proposed design.

Image on right caption: An example of a protected two-way cycle lane, as proposed for the trial upgrade of Kelly Street, Inglewood.