Safety is top priority for SkyPath

Public safety is the heart of the $67 million SkyPath cycleway and walkway over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, says Transport Minister Phil Twyford.

The greatest possible rigour will be brought to bear on the safety and the resilience of the structure, he said.

Twyford was speaking in Auckland today where he and Greens co-leader James Shaw announced a $390m, three-year cycling and walking package across the country and reiterated the Government will fully fund SkyPath.

Bevan Woodward, who has been actively fronting SkyPath since 2004, said politics had affected what seemed like a no-brainer.  “If we still had a National Government it would not have been funded. Now with the change of Government I sit back and just watch the whole thing move forward as if it is the most obvious thing since the invention of the wheel

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