The ERA committee will be presenting a proposal for a bicycle and motor bike Park and Ride facility at the Ellerslie Railway Station to the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board at their next meeting.
Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and NZTA will also need to be involved in the implementation of this proposal. The ERA committee believes that this “Green” initiative will enable Ellerslie residents purchasing electric powered bicycles to ride them to the railway station and leave them in a safe parking area while they commute on our great new electric rail service. Residents in areas of Ellerslie such as Celtic Crescent, Barratt Road and Michaels Avenue will be able to more readily access rail transport.
This proposal may eliminate the need to have feeder bus services to the railway station like the feeder bus service that has been implemented in Stonefields to get commuters to the Glen Innes. In preparation for the CRL, easier access for commuters to rail transport will enhance the opportunity and investment in the CRL.