Synergine was engaged by the Auckland Design Office to provide project management support to convert the disused Nelson St Off-Ramp into a key part of the City Centre Masterplan and cycleway network in Auckland. The project overcame significant programming and integration challenges requiring a high degree of coordination and collaboration between the stakeholders to achieve programme alignment. A key component to achieving this was the facilitation of workshops to overcome project challenges and optimise outcomes.
The project was delivered in partnership with the NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Council and council-controlled organisation Auckland Transport, as part of a three-year $200 million programme of investment in cycling to make it safer and more convenient to travel by bike. The lightpath includes interactive lights, a dynamic magenta surface and Māori designs, including a 140 square metre koru pattern at the northern end.
Due to the success of this project, the role was extended to include interim Project Leadership for the nearby Karangahape Road Cycleway.