GPS 2018 gives green light to SkyPath + SeaPath

The Government Policy Statement released today specifically includes the SkyPath and SeaPath projects, which deliver the “critical missing links in the urban cycle network in areas of high demand… ….between Auckland’s North Shore and City Centre”. [Page 17]

Project Director Bevan Woodward says “SkyPath and SeaPath will be transformational for Auckland. They provide an alternative to commuters sitting in congestion, new opportunities for recreation and a reason for tourists to spend an extra day in Auckland. ”

“And even more significantly, SkyPath and SeaPath will help ensure we reach the tipping point for walking and cycling in Auckland. For decades these modes have been neglected by our transport authorities. Given the mounting issues for transport of too many vehicles, CO2 emissions, air pollution, poor health outcomes, road danger and community severance, it is walking and cycling in conjunction with enhanced public transport that will play a major role in delivering on the Government’s objective of achieving a safe, efficient and sustainable transport system.”

“In terms of getting SkyPath and SeaPath delivered, we’re pleased to see NZTA stepping up to the job. They have the skills and experience of managing the Auckland Harbour Bridge and we look forward to working with them to expedite SkyPath and SeaPath.”

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