NZTA has developed a proposed route for the SeaPath walking and cycling path on Auckland’s North Shore and will present it at public engagement events this month at six ‘pop-up’ engagement events.
We are excited to see NZTA taking leadership for the delivery of both SkyPath and SeaPath.
They have the expertise and resources to deliver the world-class walking and cycling facilities which we have long sought to connect Auckland’s CBD with Takapuna on the North Shore.
Find out more about the proposed SeaPath route and how the project could be delivered…
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.”
SkyPath + SeaPath funding of $99 million has been confirmed:
“And what many Aucklanders might just view as the biggest transport funding news of all? The Government, not Auckland Transport and the council, will fully fund the walking and cycle route SkyPath, over the harbour bridge, and its companion route SeaPath, which carries on to Esmonde Rd in Takapuna.
They’re budgeted at $99m. SeaPath will be built this year and next, with SkyPath following. The whole project will be open by 2021.”
The Government has today confirmed funding for SkyPath + SeaPath as part of the ATAP $900 million investment in walking & cycling.
We look forward to working with NZTA to deliver SkyPath + SeaPath – hopefully completed by late 2020.
SkyPath enabling work starts:Auckland Council’s Panuku is about to commence enabling works for SkyPath at Westhaven. This work includes reconfiguration of the park and road to the west of the Harbour Bridge, public amenity improvements in the area (lighting, CCTV, cycling and walking improvements, etc) and remediation of the sea wall.
Government requests delivery of SkyPath + SeaPath: Our new Government’s direction on transport has given NZTA a clear mandate to deliver SkyPath + SeaPath. We have a good working relationship with NZTA and welcome their involvement.
A strategic approach to transport for New Zealand:The new Government Policy Statement on Transport understands we cannot build our way out of congestion and gives greater priority to public transport, walking, cycling, local roading improvements and road safety. We believe this approach is world-class and encourage you to submit feedback by email to:firstname.lastname@example.org